For the first time in many years the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has decided to open up Ntimbale dam to reduce the level of water in it in view of imminent rains.
Public Relations at WUC, Khumo Mugibelo, says the expectation is that more water is likely to continue flow into the dam which was why they have decided to open up the dam which is currently 82 percent.
Mugibelo says WUC continue to monitor the situation in all the country dams and if the need arise at any other dam will take the appropriate action.
He was also quick to rule out any risk of dams over flowing and endangering people’s life saying.
“We are monitoring the dams to avoid that”.
At the moment, Molatedi is at 44 percent, Gaborone 79.5, Thune 69, Shashe 75.1, Lotsane 75, 5, Bokaa 56 and Nnywane 72. 2 percent
On other issues Mugibelo said that the corporation is owed P223, 577, 789.88. To recover what they are owed he said the corporation has introduced alternative bill payment methods through various mediums to make it easier for customers to process their payments. These he said are amongst others option to pay via selected commercial banks, post office , WUC website and of recent inclusion of a self service cell phone supported platform.
Besides that Mugibelo says the corporation has monthly awareness campaigns. The corporation has also embarked on mass disconnections of defaulters and also taking of legal actions against defaulters.