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City determined to resolve persistent water supply disruptions in Hout Bay<div>Water and Sanitation maintenance teams have been tirelessly responding to service requests and resolving issues throughout the week, striving to minimise disruptions to water services.</div><div><br></div><div>A water leak on Princess Street detected early in the week was repaired, however subsequent incidents including a major leak in Printzia Close and recurring pipe bursts in Karbonkel Street, contributed to continued water outages in Northshore, Kronezicht, Hangberg, and Scott Estate.</div><div><br></div><div>Repairs on a separate pipe burst affecting Mount Rhodes water supply was delayed due to an illegal residential property, whose concrete foundation was found built on top of the damaged water pipe. Not only did this obstruct excavation and the initial repairs, but another leak was found as the water pressure was being restored, where the concrete slab was intruding further along the pipe. </div><div><br></div><div>Despite these hurdles, maintenance teams have redirected all available resources to attend to repairs, using both in-house and sourcing contractor services when needed. Teams have also often worked diligently through the night when needed, in a bid to restore water supply with urgency. </div><div><br></div><div>With the long-term solution also being implemented in phases, the installation of a new HDPE pipe in Martingale Avenue encountered challenges. A leak on the flange connecting the new valve to the new pipe, is being fitted with a new gasket. Regrettably, water has been shut off for these adjustments, impacting residents in Bokkemanskloof Estate and Victorskloof. </div><div><br></div><div>First Level Responders have also shut off the water supply between Disa River Road and Park Road, which affects Valley Road. This will assist contractors attending to two leaks on the pressure release valve (PRV).</div><div><br></div><div>A water tanker is currently roaming in Victorskloof and will be stationed at the corner Park and Valley Road. Another one is being secured to continue services in the area. Water tanker operators have been advised to assist residents to access the water while on site.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Senior engineers and other technical experts are reviewing all interventions being applied overall, assessing how best to stabilise the network for longer periods of water supply to be sustained.</div><div><br></div><div>‘The City wishes to extend its heartfelt apologies to residents and businesses in Hout Bay for the weeks of intermittent water supply. Every effort is being made to restore normal supply to the affected areas as soon as possible,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong></div><p><br></p>2024-04-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a;L0|#0424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a|Water;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1Media Office, City of Cape Town0

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