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Strandfontein water quality restored<p>The City of Cape Town’s Health Department can confirm that tap water in Strandfontein is once again safe for consumption.</p><p>On Thursday 20 February 2020, the City started receiving complaints of a sewage-like odour when residents opened their taps.</p><p>The Water and Waste reticulation maintenance crew immediately set about flushing the water supply main via the local fire hydrants in the area, while the Water, Pollution Control and Environmental Health Practitioners took samples for testing. </p><p>A third set of water quality results was received earlier today, confirming that the water is safe for consumption.  </p><p>The City once again apologises for any inconvenience caused. </p><p>Now that the water quality has been restored, we will turn our attention to investigating the incident and instituting measures, where required, to avoid such an occurrence in future. Action will be taken in terms of the City’s By-laws. </p><p>We would also like to appeal to residents to please flush their geysers and filters linked to their drinking water taps, as there may still be residual contaminants in the plumbing systems.</p><p>We ask that residents allow water to run into buckets or containers for reuse once it has cooled, and to clean tap aerators and shower roses with a mild detergent of bleach and water.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-02-22T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#12172a04-58cb-441a-9cfc-4a182d1d8b3b;L0|#012172a04-58cb-441a-9cfc-4a182d1d8b3b|strandfontein;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#701faa20-450e-444a-a0fd-ec8ec3f57e06;L0|#0701faa20-450e-444a-a0fd-ec8ec3f57e06|water quality1

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