Combat on illegal electricity and water connections intensifies

The City of Tshwane is collaborating with law enforcement authorities to stop illegal utility connections.

The battle against illegal utility connections continues with the City of Tshwane enlisting the services of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to improve ways of identifying and eliminating illegal utility connections.

The impact of illegal utility connections is damaging to the municipality’s revenue streams and places an enormous burden on households, businesses and law-abiding citizens who pay their rates. Illegal connections reduce the City’s financial capacity to invest and maintain the City’s infrastructure.

Collaboration with the police force will ensure the protection of utility networks, maintain revenue streams and importantly ensure that everyone has access to service delivery.

Cllr Themba Fosi, the MMC responsible for Utilities and Regional Operations and Coordination, thanked paying residents for their steadfast commitment to their City to ensure service delivery. “Your commitment is instrumental in supporting the continued improvement of our communities and the provision of services,” he said.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious or unauthorised utility connections to the City on 012 358 7095/7096 or Eskom on 0860 037 566.

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