Water tariff hike looms

[caption id="attachment_200785" align="aligncenter" width="630"] BONE DRY: Alta Barkhuizen stands in the dry Churchill Dam which has hit a crisis level of just 19%
Picture: EUGENE COETZEE[/caption]

Consumers likely to pay considerably more from next week as crisis grows

The next phase of punitive water tariffs – Part C – will be implemented next week if the dam levels, which are sitting at a combined 43%, drop to 40% by then, as is expected. The announcement by Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip – who described the water situation as a crisis yesterday – has ended months of speculation.