The Prince Albert Municipality in the Karoo on Thursday said it had received about R8 million from the Western Cape government to improve sanitation services in the area.
More than 90 families, both inPrince Albertand Leeu Gamka, still use the bucket toilet system.
The municipality said the situation had remained the same for the past 10 years.
It attributed this to the fact that land occupied by the families belongs to Transnet.
But municipal manager Heinrich Mettler said they were addressing the problem.
“We’re waiting for the transfer of the land because the law does not allow us to spend money on land that we do not own.”