WASA cracking down on illegal water connections

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:00

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it is increasing its efforts to identify and commence legal proceedings against persons illegally connected to its pipeline network, as well as persons illegally abstracting water from fire hydrants for resale.

The exercise targets a range of activities including illegal connections to the water distribution network, abstraction of water from streams and rivers, sale of water and tampering with the WASA’s distribution system.

WASA says these activities directly contribute to its high level of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and adversely affect its ability to adequately service its paying customers.

WASA is asking that persons with knowledge of illegal water connection, abstraction, sale or tampering, to make such reports to its customer call centre.