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Becott Road in Ottery gets new water pipes <span><p>Pipe replacement forms a crucial part of the Water and Sanitation Directorate's proactive approach to maintain the ageing reticulation network city-wide.</p><p>Maintenance teams have been on the ground in Ottery from 23 February 2024, using the open-trench excavation method to replace the existing pipes along Becott Road. This was deemed more suitable for this project, taking into consideration the pipe's operating pressure, choice of pipe material and the space available to replace the pipes. Work is still under way and every effort is being made to minimise disruptions to residents throughout the process.<br></p><p><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1778px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>For some pipe replacements, the City makes use of pipe-cracking technology instead of the open trench method. During pipe cracking, temporary bypasses are required to maintain the water supply, which may result in more water shut offs. </p><p>The new pipes in Ottery are being laid parallel to the old ones, ensuring uninterrupted water supply except during testing or when the transition is made from the old to the new pipes. Residents will be notified accordingly.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure></span><span><p>Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, and Ward Councillor for Ward 66, Councillor William Akim, recently visited the site to review progress. The project is on track and expected to be completed by May 2024.</p><p> </p><p>'Following numerous pipe bursts in Becott Road last year, this substantial project will likely reduce disruptions in the long-term. Upgrading the City's infrastructure remains a top priority to help secure safe water distribution across Cape Town. Another benefit is that projects of this nature often create much-needed job opportunities for locals, who form part of the contract team. In this case, five local residents were employed,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien. </p><p> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1138px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b1365d84-2430-438e-b6ef-ecbf961c3d06;L0|#0b1365d84-2430-438e-b6ef-ecbf961c3d06|burst pipes;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#fbaf4ef1-ab41-4b9c-98da-40dca3b832a2;L0|#0fbaf4ef1-ab41-4b9c-98da-40dca3b832a2|Ottery10


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