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On Wednesday, Johannesburg power utility City Power has urged those with a tampered electricity meter to have it registered before 30 June 2017.

Residents can register their meters at the utility’s head office or at their nearest customer service centre, before the June 30th cut-off date.

City Power pushes meter registration

The utility said in a statement: “The amnesty offering gives customers who have tampered with their electricity meters an opportunity to normalise their meters. Once this is done, technicians will connect the meter free of charge.” Read more…

“Meter tampering constitutes fraud and may result in criminal charges. Customers will be held liable and no mercy shown to those found to have tampered with their meters after 30 June 2017 when the amnesty period ends. This is clearly an opportunity not to be missed,” City Power explained.

The utility added: “Meter tampering is constituted by any action resulting in the breaking of a seal, the opening, adjustment or removal of a meter, bypassing a meter, opening of a meter box or interfering with the meter or municipal wiring, piping or other installations in any manner.”

[quote]Residents have been asked to bring copies of their City of Johannesburg rates and taxes statement not longer than three months, their green bar-coded document, stand number and meter number.

 

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