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Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELECTRICITY OFF DE SWART LINE 26 FEBRUARY 9AM-4PMStatus: Electricity supply to a portion of De Swart line will be interrupted on MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2018 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Please treat the installation as live at all times. Alternative date: Tuesday 27 February 9am-4pm
Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELEKTRISITEIT-ONDERBREKING DE SWART LYN 26 FERUARIE 9VM-4NMStatus: Elektriese toevoer sal na De Swart-lyn onderbreek word op MAANDAG 26 FEBRUARIE 2018 VANAF 09:00 TOT 16:00 met die doel om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Beskou asb installasie as lewendig te alle tyde. Alternatiewe datum: VRYDAG 23 FEBRUARIE 2018 VANAF 09:00 TOT 16:00
Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: ELECTRICITY OFF AIRPORT LINE 23 FEBRUARY 9AM-4PMStatus: Electricity supply to a portion of the Airport line will be interrupted on THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2018 FROM 09:00 TO 16:00 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains. Please treat the installation as live at all times. Alternative date: 23 February 9am-4pm
Published: 20 Feb 2018Title: KRAGONDERBREKING LUGHAWE-LYN 22 FEBRUARIE 9AM-4NMStatus: Elektriese toevoer na die lughawe-lyn sal onderbreek word op DONDERDAG 22 FEBRUARIE 2018 VANAF 09:00 TOT 16:00 om veranderings aan elektriese hoofleidings te maak. Hanteer as lewendig te alle tye. Alternatiwe datum: 23 Febrarie 9am-4nm.
Published: 12 Feb 2018Title: Black bags: next delivery 26 February - 2 March 2018Status: Distribution of black refuse bags every three months. Each packet contains 26 bags, average of two a week. Please reduce waste and use blue bags for recyclables. Next black bags distributed 26 February-2 March. Blue bags from 82 Meade Street. Every blue bag put out, you get one back. 044 802 2900
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11 July 2017

George Municipality warns against “false” meter inspectors and meter tampering

George makes use of a registered service provider Ontec, who performs the function of meter reading. George Municipality strives to ensure the safety of all its citizens and as such Ontec follows a strict protocol for meter inspections.

All pre-payment meters are inspected in George within a 36-month cycle. Lists are produced to indicate the planned inspections for a specific day, week or month and distributed to the sub-contractor. Inspectors visit these sites, firstly introduce themselves and produce an ID Card for positive identification.

They explain the reason for their visit and ask for permission to do the inspection of the meter.

 

A Hand-Held Unit (HHU) is used to determine the GPS co-ordinates of the meter (residence) and an electronic questionnaire is completed by the inspector. The meter is inspected for a seal, units and visible possible tampering. It may be necessary to switch off the main power on the distribution board to confirm everything is working efficiently. All information obtained is captured on the HHU.

 

In the event of the meter being faulty or not sealed, a municipality official will be notified. The inspection is concluded and information is downloaded at the Ontec George office.

 

Meter tampering is illegal and serious recourse actions are taken against transgressors. The detail of what is regarded as a “tampered” meter as well as the position of the George Municipality for electricity theft is available in the Tamper Management Policy and the Electricity Supply By-Laws respectively.

When it is found that a consumer has been tampering with a meter, the person will be issued with a tamper fee that must be signed and “accepted” by the consumer. The electricity will be switched off until that tamper fee has been paid and proof of payment has been provided to George Municipality Electrotechnical Directorate.

George Municipality will remove the tamper from the electrical meter and seal the meter. But if the tamper is in the Distribution board, the consumer must get an electrical contractor which is registered at George Municipality to do it. In this case, the consumer must pay the tamper fee as well as potential damage to the meter and or connection. In addition, the losses and estimate losses as result of the tamper may be recovered from the consumer.

The consumer will only need to supply a Certificate of Compliance (C.O.C) if there was a tamper beyond the electrical meter. The electricity supply will be restored as soon as proof of payment (and if needed the C.O.C.) has been submitted to the municipality.

All regulations apply to all premises in George, including Informal Settlements. All illegal connections are removed and tamper fees are issued for each illegal connection.

 

For more information on meter tampering, listen to Eden FM from 14h10 on 18th July, 25th July and 1st August 2017.

 

 

Last published 11 July 2017