Non-indigent households also struggling to limit water usage, pay high bills

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Cape Town - Lobby group Stop CoCT has questioned the City’s apparent ignorance of the plight of pensioners and other non-indigent, low-income households and the disabled in its looming removal of water-restricting devices.

The group said some of these households had the same difficulties as the indigent, and battled to pay their water bills, while maybe falling short of the indigent criteria by a narrow margin.

This as the City said it would start implementing its revised approach to domestic metering – which encourages residents to manage their own water usage – next week.

The City said the more than 251 524 registered indigent households would receive up to 15 000 litres of water and the related 70% calculated for sanitation, at no charge per month from July 1. The City said it would also assist with a once-off fixing of leaks on the properties of indigent people.

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Just me, but 15000l seems very reasonable Yes, I am not sure about how many peeps per house, but 500l per day is decent.
 
They should not be complaining because they can always sell their non-indigent house and buy a house in an indigent area.
 
They should not be complaining because they can always sell their non-indigent house and buy a house in an indigent area.

Not true. In order to be classified as indigent your household income also needs to be below a theshold.

In the City of Cape Town that limit is a combined household of R7000 per month.
In Tshwane: "Any household where your total monthly household income, excluding child support grants and foster care grants, is not more than the joint pensions of two old-age state pensioners"

Plus there are sometimes additional criteria like no one in the household owning another property (Tshwane).
 
Just me, but 15000l seems very reasonable Yes, I am not sure about how many peeps per house, but 500l per day is decent.
That's pretty much what I use, with 3 of us.
 
Not true. In order to be classified as indigent your household income also needs to be below a theshold.

In the City of Cape Town that limit is a combined household of R7000 per month.
In Tshwane: "Any household where your total monthly household income, excluding child support grants and foster care grants, is not more than the joint pensions of two old-age state pensioners"

Plus there are sometimes additional criteria like no one in the household owning another property (Tshwane).
Not true. Do you really think they are enforcing the below certain income rule? No way bro they do this by dividing the map and giving stuff for free or cheap based on area and they never look at any person`s income.
 
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