Resident questions identical water and sewerage readings

He has noticed the water meter number and the sewerage meter number are the same.

However, even more strange is that the statement indicates identical water and sewerage water consumption readings of 22kl.

“How is this possible?” asked Jardine.

“The water you use for cooking and to water the garden goes through the water meter and not down the drain, and the sewerage water doesn’t go through the water meter.”

According to Jardine, the sewerage water usage should be less than the water usage.

“How does the municipality get their readings? They can’t be pumping the water and sewerage water through the same meter,” he said.

“It’s highly impossible for these two readings to be exactly the same and for the meter numbers to correspond.”

Themba Gadebe, the metro spokesperson, said according to Ekurhuleni’s tariffs, sewerage charges will be linked to the account where the water connection is billed.

“The calculation of the amount due for sewerage charges is done by utilising the water consumption measured by the relevant water meter and the relevant applicable sewerage tariff,” said Gadebe.

“The meter reader contractors read meters on a monthly basis based on a pre-determined reading schedule agreed to by council and the contractor.

“The client is well known to the officials at the Revenue Division in Boksburg and he has previously been invited to discuss any further information they may need with the relevant officials.”

  AUTHOR
Ischke de Jager

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser
Tembisan


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser
Tembisan

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: