Each unit’s electricity is read in the third week of each month. You are only billed for the amount of units you have used. However, in winter, when a lot of electricity is consumed, and we are pushed into “demand billing”, residents using more than their allowed 500 units per month, will be billed at a higher rate for these units used. Water is communal but residents are still urged to please save both water and electricity especially in winter. Ihlati residents’ water is read and there might be a decision to charge for water used per unit. Water meters are read regularly.