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City to ramp up pressure management for drought relief<p>In response to the worst drought in the city’s history, the Water and Sanitation Department is expediting the roll-out of pressure management technology to various parts of the water supply network. We thank residents for their cooperation in reducing water consumption thus far, and regret any inconvenience this will cause.  <br> <br>The first planned work in the Racecourse Zone 1 will affect the Vierlanden, Durmonte, Klein Nederburg, Bergsig and Wellway Park areas. It is bounded by Botterblom Street to the north, Goedemoed Road to the east, Paul Kruger Street and Ruiterhoogte Avenue to the west and De Villiers Drive to the south. Some 2 032 households will be affected. </p><p>The work is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 17 May 2018 from 20:00 to 02:00. Other areas will be informed of supply disruptions in due course.<br> <br>Not only does pressure management generally lower consumption by reducing the rate at which water flows to properties, it also reduces leaks and pipe bursts by better ensuring that pressure remains within levels that the pipework can tolerate, and reduces the rate of loss from leaks and bursts.  </p><p>We have identified 25 areas across the city that could benefit from this technology over the next three months, and contractors have been brought in to speed up the programme. </p><p>At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas. </p><p>Please store only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required. However, residents living in the affected areas are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods. </p><p>Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of water being restored after a disruption. </p><p>The City regrets any inconvenience caused; these are part of our efforts to avoid Day Zero.  </p><p>Click on the following link to view a <a href="">map of the affected area</a>. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-05-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#a20edaf0-fd22-4506-82dc-157b6edbd5f7;L0|#0a20edaf0-fd22-4506-82dc-157b6edbd5f7|water supply services;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1

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