n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Water conservation and water demand : management strategy for the water services sector

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



Extracted from text ... Too often municipalities over-invest in services that their residents cannot afford, even with subsidies said De Villiers Botha, Executive Manager of the DBSA on the occasion of the launch of a guideline for services infrastructure investment planning. The DBSA has been aware of this for a long time and has pioneered the use of computerbased financial models to test the long-term implications of a municipality's investment plans. This guideline explains the recommended approach to testing the long-term financial implications of investment plans in order to ensure that inappropriate levels of service do not destroy a municipality's financial viability. As ..

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