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City starting up Blackheath Water Treatment Plant after temporary shutdown<p>​</p><p>The City's Water and Sanitation Directorate has completed phase one of the planned temporary shutdown of its Blackheath Water Treatment Plant which started at 08:00 on Monday morning, 10 October 2022 and would have continued until 08:00 on Friday, 14 October 2022. Phase 1 involved the repairs to a leak at the Plant which has now been completed. </p><p> </p><p>Phase 2 of the work, which includes routine maintenance, was also scheduled for this week but has been postponed to a later date. Water supply from elsewhere in the bulk water network was rerouted to the Blackheath water supply areas during Phase 1<strong>.</strong>  </p><p> </p><p>Consumers across the city are kindly requested to continue reducing their water usage considerably during this period to maintain available water supply and pressure in the water supply network and reservoirs until the drinking water production level at the Plant has been restored fully. </p><p> </p><p>The Stellenbosch Municipality has also been informed to make the relevant arrangements to revert the Blackheath water supply for their areas.</p><p> </p><p>The City sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused, and appreciates residents' cooperation as it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure to the benefit of its consumers. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>End</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b61cf525-5897-44c6-9f04-fbc6c6b67671;L0|#0b61cf525-5897-44c6-9f04-fbc6c6b67671|Blackheath;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#1d5be3fa-6ace-455a-a415-51b265efce69;L0|#01d5be3fa-6ace-455a-a415-51b265efce69|water treatment plants10

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