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CHDM COUNCIL APPROVES DEBT RELIEF INCENTIVE SCHEME ON WATER AND SANITATION

Consumers in the Chris Hani District Municipality are set to benefit from a debt incentive scheme which commences from 01 August 2020 to 30 November 2020, following concerns on low revenue collection rate. CHDM Council recently agreed on this initiative that will see certain categories of consumers benefit. The initiative is part of the district municipal revenue enhancement strategy to improve collection

The scheme which Council has introduced is mainly intended for specific categories of consumers to encourage payment of outstanding debt whilst reducing the burden of debt too.  This is a once off payment arrangement which affords customers an opportunity to pay a percentage of their outstanding debt with the corresponding percentage being written off.

All payments received from qualifying customers towards their outstanding debt as at 30 June 2020 will count towards the discount provided the current balance is settled in full during the period of the scheme.

Specific categories of customers that are eligible to participate in the scheme are domestic, non-profit organisations (Churches and NGOs) and indigent households. Both domestic households and Non-profit organizations are eligible for a maximum of 50% discount while Indigent households who have exceeded the 10Kl consumption will be afforded a once off 100% discount.

Council emphasized on the rationale for the debt incentive scheme stating that the arrangement is primarily intended to encourage customers to settle all their outstanding debt, whilst it is also a measure of providing some form of relief during the trying economic period. The advent of corona virus pandemic and the resultant National Lockdown has exacerbated an already dire economic situation for the whole country and the people of the province in particular.

Consumers are encouraged to take advantage of the scheme which commenced  from 01 August 2020 to 30 November 2020 by visiting our revenue offices throughout the district for further details or call 0800100100 alternatively email , Ms Brenda Van Heerden on bvanheerden@chrishanidm.gov.za; Ms Xoliswa Kave xkanzi@chrishanidm.gov.za; Ms Uzusiphe Makalima umakalima@chrishanidm.gov.za

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