Cape Town water and sanitation tariffs for 2015-2016

Cape Town water and sanitation tariffs for 2015-2016

Each year the City of Cape Town updates their annual water and sanitation charges at the start of July. Due to current water scarcity, the City of Cape Town has imposed a 20% water restriction. Below is a breakdown of these charges for single residential homes.

The domestic single residential sanitation tariff remains linked to the water tariff at a rate of 70% of water consumption (70% of 50kl = 35kl). This means that water used for garden irrigation is charged based on 70% of water consumption, even though this water never reaches the waste-water treatment works.

Domestic Tariff (single residential)

Water Tariff

From To Rand per kl July 2015 Rand per kl Jan 2016
> 0.0 6.0 R 0.00 R 0.00
> 6.0 10.5 R 11.07 R 11.66
> 10.5 20.0 R 15.87 R 18.24
> 20.0 35.0 R 23.51 R 29.75
> 35.0 50.0 R 29.03 R 45.40
> 50.0   R 38.03 R 85.09

Sanitation Tariff (Standard) (at 70% of water consumption)

From To Rand per kl July 2015 Rand per kl Jan 2016
> 0.00 4.20 R 0.00 R 0.00
> 4.20 7.35 R 10.44 R 10.99
> 7.35 14.00 R 18.53 R 21.31
> 14.00 24.50 R 20.26 R 25.64
> 24.50 35.00 R 21.27 R 33.24