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Ten-hour water supply disruption in parts of Cape Town next week

Parts of Cape Town will experience a 10-hour water supply disruption due to planned maintenance by the Water and Sanitation Directorate.

The maintenance is scheduled from 8:00 – 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 June.

PLANNED MAINTENANCE TO AFFECT WATER SUPPLY IN CAPE TOWN

In a statement, the City of Cape Town said zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments will be done on the water supply network in the following areas:

Polkadraai and Zevenwacht – Blackheath – Tuesday, 4 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Centurion Business Park – Milnerton – Wednesday, 5 June 2024, from 9:00 until 17:00.

Voelvlei, Sarepta, Oakdene, Kalkfontein and Gersham – Kuils River – Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

Bizweni (Somerset West)- Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS URGED TO STORE WATER

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has requested residents to store enough water as a precautionary measure. Supply may be disrupted in the following areas:

Victorskloof – Hout Bay

The Metro Municipality said its Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing construction work along the water main in Surcingle Avenue, Almond Street, Monterey Road and Victorskloof from 8:00 until 15:00 on Saturday, 1 June and Saturday, 8 June. The work involves building valve chambers and installing fittings for fire hydrants. No water supply disruptions will occur. 

Montchere, Helderview – Somerset West
In the same week, the meter and pressure reducing valve (PRV) installation will be done on the main water supply to the Montchere area in Somerset West. This will result in the disruption of the water supply from 10:00 until 17:00 Tuesday, 4 June.

Site B – Khayelitsha
Equally, the City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation Directorate will be attending to a leak on the water main in Aliam Drive in Site B, Khayelitsha. This requires that the water be temporarily shut off from 8:00 until 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 June for repairs to be done safely.

“This will result in the disruption of the water supply to a large part of Site B, including Nonkqubela and Victoria Mxenge. Residents are kindly advised to store enough drinking water in advance for use during this period. Water tankers will be roaming through these areas to provide water for domestic consumption,” the municipality said.

Cape Town’s water and sanitation team conducting maintenance. Image: City of Cape Town

PIPE AND VALVE INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS

Oakdale – Bellville

The teams will install a meter on the main water supply to the Oakdale area in Bellville. This will result in the disruption of the water supply from 09:00 until 16:00 Wednesday, 5 June.

Bizweni – Somerset West
In addition, a meter and pressure reducing valve (PRV) installation will be done on the main water supply to the Bizweni area in Somerset West. This will also result in the disruption of the water supply from 10:00 until 17:00 on Thursday, 6 June.

Belhar
The City of Cape Town said its Water and Sanitation Directorate will be attending to a severe leak on the 400mm diameter water main in Alabama Street in Belhar. The maintenance work will also require that the water be temporarily shut off from 8:00 until 18:00 on Thursday, 6 June so that the repairs can be completed safely.

“This will result in the disruption of the water supply to the entire area. Residents are kindly advised to store enough drinking water in advance in clean, sealed containers for use during this period. Water tankers will be roaming through these areas to provide water for domestic consumption,” the municipality added.

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