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City attending to emergency repairs on Voëlvlei bulk water supply pipeline<p>​</p><p>In the early hours of this morning, The City's Water and Sanitation Directorate detected a pipe-burst on its Voëlvlei bulk water pipeline. This has necessitated that the Voëlvlei Water Treatment Plant be temporarily shut down to prevent water loss and any resultant damage to the surrounding environment. </p><p> </p><p>A maintenance team has been dispatched to assess the extent of the damage, while heavy-duty excavation equipment is currently being transported to site. Repairs are anticipated to be completed and water supply restored by midnight tomorrow, Thursday, 16 November 2023.</p><p> </p><p>Due to their proximity to Voëlvlei Water Treatment Plant, areas likely to be directly impacted are Hermon, Wellington and Philadelphia, as well as private customers along the Voëlvlei Pipeline. The City has advised the authorities at Drakenstein Municipality of the impact on its consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Residents living in Philadelphia, Klipheuwel, Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Uitzicht, Pinehurst and Sonstraalhoogte are kindly requested to reduce their water consumption during the repair period. This will assist in maintaining available water supply throughout the network sustainably, albeit at lower pressure. Reduced consumption may also eliminate the possibility of further water supply disruptions during the current warm weather conditions.<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What consumers need to know about larger-scale water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted</strong> are deemed to be construction sites and, as such, <strong>are off-limits to the public.</strong></li><li>Sometimes the <strong>maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, which means it can take longer.</strong></li><li>For a short period <strong>after the supply has been restored, the water may be discoloured or look milky.</strong> This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear, like normal.</li></ul><ul><li>For updates on the maintenance work <strong>(and</strong> <strong>location of tankers</strong> <strong>where applicable)</strong>, follow <strong>@CityofCTAlerts </strong>which is a City of Cape Town Twitter account.<br></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Actions residents should take during water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Keep your taps closed</strong> to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.<br></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused in maintenance of water supply infrastructure, which is critical for the benefit of all consumers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-11-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806;L0|#0a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806|water & sanitation;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#0c4188de-8fd0-4c65-ad50-f8de6fb0dd9c;L0|#00c4188de-8fd0-4c65-ad50-f8de6fb0dd9c|repairs and maintenance;GP0|#dd9b5445-92f0-4a44-9ca3-647380446295;L0|#0dd9b5445-92f0-4a44-9ca3-647380446295|Water disruption;GPP|#8f4fc986-7316-49fe-aa93-6ae4c15611bf;GPP|#eea2ec5e-e535-4764-9094-bb6325d8d14510

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