WATCH: Minister briefs media on looming water cuts

File: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is set to brief the media on cutting off water to around 30 municipalities. Photo:

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JOHANNESBURG - Taps may soon run dry if defaulting municipalities fail to settle their outstanding water bills.

The Water Affairs Department has revealed it will issue notices to at least 30 municipalities who have water accounts older than 60 days.

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Municipalities and water boards owe around R10.7-billion.

The department says it’s time to implement tougher laws, which allows it to restrict or suspend water flowing to defaulting municipalities.


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