KEETMANSHOOP - The Keetmanshoop municipality has threatened to cut the water supply to residents who owe the council.
Council owes NamWater an outstanding amount of N$2o million whereby it now struggles to keep to arrangements of settling this debt and as a result, the water supply to the town may be cut off very soon by the utility,» explained municipal spokesperson Dawn Kruger.
In an interview with New Era, she said as a result of outstanding debts for basic services provided, council is now faced with the challenge of collecting sufficient revenue from residents to sustain its operations. Kruger also said council is informing all customers through public notices to make arrangements for payment on arrear accounts from today until 7 August 2021. “The municipality has been lenient with residents previously by not disconnecting their water supply but this time around council is forced to implement these drastic measures before those loyal customers who pay their bills timeously are affected with NamWater envisaging to disconnect the town’s water supply,” she warned. The PRO added that all customers should pay their accounts for July in full by latest 8 August or face the disconnection of their water supply. “In light of Covid-19 and also to curb movement and further spread of the pandemic at our offices, customers are advised to do their payments online or through electronic funds transfers into the municipality’s bank account, of which particulars are available on public notice boards at all big retailers in town and also places where these notices are normally displayed,” she concluded.