Borehole water or not, farmers should pay extra for water – City of Cape Town

CAPE TOWN – Even though farmers use borehole water for their production, they will be affected by the proposed drought charge, the City of Cape Town confirmed.

The City recently proposed that a drought charge is needed to make up the deficit in the City’s revenue which emanates from residents’ water savings and paying significantly less for water and sanitation.

As a result, the City’s water and sanitation department projects a deficit of R1.7 billion for 2017/18 in the region. This municipality claims that without this income, water and sanitation service delivery would be affected.

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