Cape Town - As of 1 July 2018, Capetonians will now be paying more for water, and charged according to Level 6 tariffs.
The City announced back in May that it would do away with plans for punitive water tariff increases of 55% for households which consume less than 6kl a month. The new tariff increase for this consumption bracket will be 10.10%.
Those who use more than 6kl but less than 10.10kl have been spared a planned 6.26% increase. There will be no price increase for the moment for this level of water usage.
Residents were granted further reprieves by way of big cuts in planned tariff increases for sanitation.
For the group that required less than 4.kl a month, a tariff increase of 78.71% has been slashed to 9.87%, while no tariff increase will come into play for usage of between 4.2kl and 7.35kl a month.
A proposed increase in property rates has been lowered from 7.2% to 6.5%.
The amended new water programme is now proposed to comprise R14.1bn over the next five years instead of the originally proposed R19bn.
For a more detailed breakdown of level 6 water and sanitation tariffs, see here.