Monday, May 16, 2022

Over 3000 reported incidents of Stolen Water Meters in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town says it's concerned about the rise in stolen water meters reported across the city over the past eight months.

A total of 3 341 incidents of Stolen water meters was reported from 1 July 2021 to 30 April 2022.

This is an increase of 1 143, compared to the previous financial year's figures over a shorter period.

The City has identified Steenberg, Retreat, Grassy Park, Strand, Athlone, Woodstock, Ottery, Bellville South, Lentegeur, Manenberg and Belgravia as some of the areas where there has been an increase in the theft of meters.

Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation Zahid Badroodien said a reward of up to R5 000 was being offered to any resident who reported incidents or information related to the theft and vandalism of water and sanitation infrastructure. 

Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi

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