Rand Water restores supply after cutting off errant municipalities

Photo_Web_Tap_Water_201217

File: Officials said that last week water usage rose to 641-million litres per day.

File: Officials said that last week water usage rose to 641-million litres per day.

Photo_Web_Tap_Water_201217

File: Officials said that last week water usage rose to 641-million litres per day.

File: Officials said that last week water usage rose to 641-million litres per day.

JOHANNESBURG - Water is flowing again in parts of Gauteng after they were cut off earlier in January.

The Emfuleni Municipality&39;s water was restored on Wednesday after Rand Water disconnected its supply due to unpaid bills.

Relieved residents said municipal managers must communicate with them in future if there are to be further water cuts.

READ: Millions flowing in after threat to cut water: Department of Water

Rand Water said the municipality is to blame because it failed to honour a payment agreement between the organisations.

“We had agreed that they should pay us R150-million by the 11th of December 2017 which they could not honour it in full, so they paid some of it but then there was then a shortfall of about R3.6-million," said Solomn Mathebula, Rand Water General Manager.