Municipal water debt at R13bn and climbing

JOHANNESBURG - The problem of unpaid billions in municipal water payments is worsening, according to experts.

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Cash-strapped municipalities owe the National Water Department R13.1-billion in unpaid bills.

The department says despite intervention, the problem is getting worse.

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Karen Heese from Municipal IQ says this is the result of poor financial management and the influence of worsening economic prospects,


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