SA: paying for water

Mzansi Afrika asks whether South Africans can “afford to wash today” as the introduction of water meters for residential users…..”There are many problems that come with pre-paid water: sewage pipe blockages, the low amount of free water supplied means that residents have to be very cautious when using water so that they don't exhaust the 6000 liters supplied by Joburg Water. Families in Soweto are larger than those of our mainly white suburban counterparts, therefore 6000 liters becomes very little considering that people need to wash, cook, and drink water”

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