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City to conduct essential maintenance on Cape Flats bulk water network<div>While most areas supplied by this bulk water supply network will experience low water pressure, residents are advised that there will be zero water pressure (no water) in the following three areas for the duration of the operation:</div><div><br></div><div><ul><li>Pelican Heights</li><li>Peacock Close</li><li>Schaapkraal </li></ul></div><div><br></div><div>Water tankers will be roaming these areas to provide water for domestic consumption where required, and some tankers will be based at central places for the duration of the maintenance. The details of these locations will be communicated in the week ahead. </div><div><br></div><div>The following areas (listed in alphabetical order) are anticipated to experience low water pressure, which may become a ‘trickle flow’ at times: Browns Farm/Philippi, Eagle Park, Grassy Park, parts of Khayelitsha Site C, Lavender Hill, Lotus River, Manenberg, Mitchells Plain, Muizenberg, Ottery, Parkwood, Retreat, Seawinds, Steenberg, Strandfontein, Surrey Estate, Vrygrond, Wetton and Zeekoevlei.</div><div><br></div><div>Water supply is being rerouted from elsewhere in the network to these areas. All areas will have water, but at lower than usual pressure.</div><div><br></div><div>Residents in all these affected areas are kindly requested to store water before Friday, 16 September 2022, in clean, sealed containers. Use water sparingly in this period, only for essential domestic use, and to ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.</div><div><br></div><div>‘This shutdown is necessary to conduct crucial repair and maintenance work on an important section and components of our bulk water supply network. While we regret the inconvenience this will cause to many of our residents, delaying this work has the potential for even greater risk to our water supply in the near future. It is being done over a weekend to minimise the impact on residents,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation.  </div><div><br></div><div>The duration of the water supply disruption is due to the size and scale of the pipe network, as well as the time it takes to clear the pipeline to render it safe for the maintenance team to work on and fill afterwards to build up sufficient pressure to supply water across the affected network when the work is completed. </div><div><br></div><div>Residents will start to experience the impact on Friday as the water is drained out of the pipeline network. We anticipate that the most impact will be on Saturday when the actual maintenance happens, and then it will start improving again on Sunday when the water starts filling the distribution pipeline again.  </div><div><br></div><div>‘Our teams will be working around the clock to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible. We thank residents for the patience they displayed during the recent test shutdowns on this supply line, and ask for the same level of co-operation during this operation,’ said Councillor Badroodien. </div><div><br></div><div>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused and reiterates that all consumers ultimately benefit from these improvements to the water supply infrastructure network. </div><div><br></div><div>For information on how to use water wisely, and use greywater or other alternative water safely especially during the period of this shutdown visit:</div><div><br></div><div>For updates on the shutdown for this maintenance operation, follow the City’s Twitter account @CityofCTAlerts, WhatsApp to 060 018 1505, email or call 0860 103 089.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2022-09-01T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#36a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b;L0|#036a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b|Community and Society10

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