Five-million rands worth of assets in the City of Cape Town's water system has fallen victim to vandalism and theft in the last ten months.
Mayco member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services in the City of Cape Town, Xanthea Limberg says hydrants, meters and valves have either been stolen or damaged.
Limberg says, in the past weeks, contractors have confirmed incidents of theft and vandalism on aquifer drilling sites, particularly in the Cape Flats area.
We have reported these incidents of theft to the South African police for investigations. We have also implemented additional security measures on many of these sties— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
We are asking communities and residents to assist and partner with the City if they have any information with regards to the theft to report this to the SA police or the city's call centre.— Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy
Residents can report vandalism of City infrastructure to the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089.
Theft can also be reported to the South African Police Service on 10111, or the Public Emergency Call Centre by calling 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.
To hear the rest of the interview with Councillor Limberg, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : R5m worth of CoCT assets targeted by vandals and thieves