Madibeng pays off half of its water debt to try and avoid water pressure interruptions

Madibeng pays off half of its water debt to try and avoid water pressure interruptions

There is a warning of looming water restrictions at the Madibeng Local Municipality in the North West, if the Municipality doesn’t settle its debt with the City of Tshwane.

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Madibeng Municipality has been given until the end of business on Thursday to pay its outstanding debt to Tshwane.

 

The capital has been supplying to Madibeng through Rand Water; however the municipality is a total of R170 244 537,08 in the red with backdated debt.

 

Subsequently in July 2021, a minimum of R40 000 000 was requested because no payments had been received since the end of October 2020.

 

On Wednesday, Tshwane gave Madibeng an ultimatum to pay the R40m on Thursday to avoid the throttling of water pressure to its residents.


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On Thursday morning, Tshwane spokesperson Selby Bokaba confirmed that Madibeng has paid R20 million to the City, the other half was still outstanding. 

 

“We have written to them and informed them that they should make payment of about R40 million on or before the 19 of August. But just before the close of business yesterday (Wednesday) they made a payment of about R20 million. 

 

“They are still R20 million short but if they don’t make the payment by close of business today, the outstanding balance of R20 million we’ll have no choice but to restrict water flow to the Madibeng local municipality.” 

 

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