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CONNECTION TO PUBLIC SEWER

 CONNECTION TO PUBLIC SEWER

The right to connect to a public sewer under Township Act Cap 40.02, Town Council (Public Sewer) regulations of 1982, entitles an owner to have the drainage installation of his premises to be connected to a public sewer. This is meant for all plot owner both citizens and non citizens where a public sewer and a sufficient supply of water is available.

   HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE

A person who requires the drainage installation of his or her premises to be connected to a public sewer shall put his or her request to the Council by completing a standard application form at Water and waste water Department Offices located at Light Industrial in Francistown.

 

The applicant shall produce a certified copy of Identity Card or passport, certified copy of a plot ownership (certificate or title deed), recent letter received at the mailing address and two copies of a detailed floor plan showing internal plumbing and the sewer reticulation for assessment as approved by Building Control.

 

When the Council receives the application it advises the applicant whether or not the application has been granted or rejected. If rejected Council states reasons for its rejection and if it is approved the Council advises the applicant to carry out the required works at his or her expense.

 

HOW DO I PAY

Applicant has a choice to pay cash at any Council revenue office at Civic, any SHHA offices or to the revenue collectors at the Clinics. A receipt shall be produced upon payment which shall then be brought to the waste water department alongside other documents for approval by the department.  

 

  COST INVOLVED IN OBTAINING THE SERVICE

Depending on the category of the plot the applicant will be expected to pay a corresponding amount of connection fee and an annual maintenance fee for approval of the application as tabled below.

 

    SEWERAGE CONNECTION FEES

Sewer Connection

Fee (Pula) Per Unit

a. Low Income SHHA

P 100.00

b. Middle Income SHHA

P150.00

c. Small Plot Less Than 450m2

P200.00

d. Medium Plot Up To 700 m2

P400.00

e. Large Plot More than 700 m2

P1000.00

f. Multi Units, e.g. Flats or Town Houses

P2500.00

g. Civic and Community Plots

P2500.00

h. Commercial Plots

P2500.00

i. Industrial Plots

P5000.00

 

   YEARLY MAINTANANCE FEES

 

Maintenance Fee

Fee (Pula)

Residential

60.00

Commercial

600.00

Industrial up to 100 m3/day

0.75

Industrial 100 + - 500 m3/day

1.00

Industrial more than 500 m3/day

1.25

 

 WHERE CAN I GET THE INFORMATION

Customers can acquire information from the Water and Wastewater Offices at Light Industrial, Public Relations Offices (BOTSA FA) at Civic Centre, Hounorable Councilors and the respective Council’s toll free number (0800 600 242).

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