Water meter problem flowing in Tafelsig

Mitchells Plain residents marched from the Town Centre to the municipal housing office, at 42 Chrysler Crescent in Beacon Valley, on Wednesday February 21.

The Tafelsig Activists Forum (TAF) marched to the municipal housing office in Beacon Valley, on Wednesday February 21, to raise their concerns about the faulty installation and functionality of water management devices.

Chairperson Sulyman Stellenboom has been challenging the City of Cape Town for several years as to whether the devices meet the requirements of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

SABS is a statutory body established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 8 of 2008) as the national standardisation institution in South Africa, mandated to: develop, promote and maintain South African National Standards (SANS); promote quality in connection with commodities, products and services; and render conformity assessment services and assist in matters connected therewith.

When the Plainsman enquired about this with the City, they said the devices met the required specifications as set out in the South African National Standards (SANS) 1529-1 and SANS 1529-9. “The City corresponds with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) as and when required and can confirm that the devices still meet the required specifications,” it said.