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Essential maintenance on Cape Flats bulk water pipeline progressing well<p>The Water and Sanitation Directorate teams on the ground are working around the clock to complete the valve replacements. </p><div>To date, the 1800mm valve has been replaced, while work on the 1500mm valve and 1200mm valve are at different stages of progress. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Load-shedding and rainy weather will not deter the Water and Sanitation team from continuing essential maintenance on the bulk water supply network because they are geared with equipment such as generators, lights, raincoats, and other personal protective equipment. </div><div><br></div><div>Work started early hours of Friday morning. If all goes according to plan, water supply should start normalising by the early hours of Monday, 19 September 2022.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Water supply disruptions</strong></div><div>Areas should please send a WhatsApp to our Water Contact Centre on 060 018 1505 if you don't have water in your area. </div><div><br></div><div>Areas that should have no water are Pelican Heights, Peacock Close, and Schaapkraal. We have stationed water tankers in these suburbs. </div><div><br></div><div>Residents should expect low water pressure in Browns Farm/Philippi, Eagle Park, Grassy Park, Khayelitsha Site C, Hanover Park, Lavender Hill, Lotus River, Manenberg, Mitchells Plain, Muizenberg, Mxolisi Phetani, Ottery, Parkwood, Retreat, Seawinds, Steenberg, Strandfontein, Surrey Estate, Vrygrond, Wetton and Zeekoevlei.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Thank you</strong></div><div>‘The City appreciates the patience of our residents during this very trying time. As we previously indicated, this shutdown operation is the first of its kind and extent in the City, and while every effort was made to ensure that our plans accounted for as many eventualities as possible, this unfortunate impact was entirely unexpected.</div><div><br></div><div>‘We are very grateful to our teams for the work they’ve done in redirecting the water supply, and bringing relief to affected residents. We are also equally grateful for the patience displayed and cooperation from our residents in the affected areas,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Information</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>On how to use water wisely, and use greywater or other alternative water safely especially during the period of this shutdown visit:</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>For updates on this maintenance operation, follow the City’s Twitter account @CityofCTAlerts, WhatsApp to 060 018 1505, email or call 0860 103 089.<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>2022-09-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#70fb6ddb-a7e5-482a-9a37-5ae870bb06a2;L0|#070fb6ddb-a7e5-482a-9a37-5ae870bb06a2|Water and Sanitation Department;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a6816b64-c5b9-4b8d-b55a-cf8b94490ab8;L0|#0a6816b64-c5b9-4b8d-b55a-cf8b94490ab8|maintenance and repairs;GP0|#9348b611-a2e0-4a1d-be84-8b60ee9a300f;L0|#09348b611-a2e0-4a1d-be84-8b60ee9a300f|Cape Flats10

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