July 2020 Municipal Statement Delay

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Schools (and Joburg general Customers) will have notices that the July 2020 Municipal Invoices have still not been received.

The Municipality published an explanation (See here >>>>>), which tells us: This is due to the implementation of the 2020/2021 tariff increases that was approved at a virtual Council meeting held on 9 July 2020. Furthermore, the City's financial year came to an end on 30 June 2020 and systems had to be adjusted.

The Municipality further encourages Customers: to continue to pay their Municipal Accounts as per their normal monthly average consumption.  

These are of course tough times for schools as well as the Municipality, although requesting schools to pay "as per their normal monthly average consumption" when the Municipal Water Statements are devoid of information detailing the "normal monthly average consumption" data. Indeed, with many schools receiving Estimated Readings for more than 50% of the year, this all becomes a bit complex.

Whilst we respect the difficult times we are going through, it would be a good start if the Municipality can begin to provide a service, which advises schools on how to reduce their water consumption, how they compare with schools in the District and Province, Day and Night Water Consumption, Average Consumption Per Learner, Identify Waste, etc etc.

Should schools be interested to know these details, Suntricity has developed FIRSTLOOK™, and a brief glimpse of the 100's of Blog Posts published here, will indicate our readiness to assist.