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Final countdown to the three-day water supply disruption in some areas<p>​</p><span><p>Residents need to know what the three-day operation entails and what to prepare for during this period. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>No water areas</strong></span></p><p>There will be zero water pressure, which means no water, in the following three areas for three days:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Pelican Heights</li><li>Peacock Close</li><li>Schaapkraal <br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1007px;" /> </figure>​​There will be standpipes and water tankers in these areas to provide water for essential use.</span><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>WATER TANKERS are planned to be at the following locations</strong><strong>.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Tankers may need to be redeployed depending on the needs at the time and will also need to move off-site to be refilled and refuelled</strong><strong>.</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Schaapkraal:</strong></p><ul><li>Ottery Road opposite Spar Warehouse</li><li>George Smit Road</li><li>Weltevreden Road, Philippi (next to fruit stall)</li><li>Corner of Olieboom and Boundary roads</li><li>Corner of Boundary and Kroan roads</li><li>Corner of First Avenue and Schaap Road</li><li>Corner of Fifth Avenue and New Strandfontein Road</li><li>Corner of Ninth Avenue and Schaap Road</li><li>Corner of 14th Avenue and Schaap Road</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Peacock</strong> <strong>Close:</strong></p><ul><li>Corner of Emerald and Pearl roads</li></ul><ul><li>Opposite Turquoise Close</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Pelican Heights:</strong></p><ul><li>End of Seagull Road</li><li>Shelduck Road<br></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>STANDPIPES will be at the following locations:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Schaapkraal:</strong></p><ul><li>George Road</li><li>Sameer Barber shop, Old Strandfondtein Road</li><li>103 Old Strandfontein Road, just off Klip Road</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Peacock</strong> <strong>Close:</strong></p><ul><li>Seventh Avenue, off Old Strandfontein Road</li><li>Hanekam, corner of Old Strandfontein Road</li><li>Corner of Lorikeet and Old Strandfontein (behind Shoprite)</li><li>Fairy Wren Road, corner of Old Strandfontein Road</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Pelican Heights:</strong></p><ul><li>Corsair Crescent</li><li>Corner of Clipper and Frigate</li><li>Corner of Dennegeur and Frigate</li><li>Corner of Spine and Dennegeur </li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Low water pressure areas</strong></span></p><p>The following areas (listed in alphabetical order) are anticipated to experience low water pressure,<strong> </strong>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.</p><p>Water supply is being rerouted from elsewhere in the network to these areas. All these areas will have some water, but at lower than usual pressure.</p><p><strong>Residents are reminded the water is safe to drink even though the water is at lower pressure.</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What all affected residents should do:</strong></span></p><p><strong>BEFORE FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2022</strong></p><ul><li>Store water before Friday, 16 September 2022, in clean, sealed containers, and/or in sinks or baths where possible.</li><li>Where possible, try to do laundry before 16 September 2022. </li></ul><p><strong>FROM FRIDAY 16 TO SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2022</strong></p><ul><li>Use water sparingly in this period, only for essential use</li><li>Consider a 'cowboy splash' or 'top and tail' or 'waskom' wash for body washing. Use a bucket or large plastic bowl of water to wipe yourself down. Try to avoid using the shower or bath as the water pressure may not be enough in low pressure areas.</li><li>Use greywater from washing to flush toilets.</li><li>Use a bucket or bowl in the sink to wash dishes. Do not fill the whole sink with water.</li><li>Spot-clean clothes where necessary.</li><li>No hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal tap water is allowed.</li><li>Alternative water coming directly from borehole and well-points should not be used for drinking, cooking (and food preparation) or body washing, as it is not treated municipal tap water and it could be contaminated.</li><li>Do not water gardens or top up swimming pools with tap water, as these are not essential use.</li><li>In areas where there is no water, it is advisable to make sure your geyser is turned off for the duration of the pipeline maintenance period to prevent any damage.</li><li>Ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>WHEN NORMAL WATER SUPPLY STARTS AGAIN</strong></p><ul><li>Water will slowly fill the supply pipe network once the work is complete. This is to prevent pipe bursts.</li><li>For a short period the water may be discoloured or look milky. 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>You can open an outside tap to expel any trapped air in the plumbing on your property. This water can be stored in a container for later use, so it's not wasted.</li></ul><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What to expect</strong></span></p><p><strong>'</strong>Residents will start to experience the impact of lower water pressures in the identified areas from Friday morning as the water is drained out of the affected bulk water pipelines and water supply is being rerouted to their areas with the exception of Schaapkraal, Peacock Close and Pelican Heights. We anticipate that the most impact will be on Saturday when the actual maintenance happens, and then it will start improving again late on Sunday when the water starts filling the distribution pipeline again.  </p><p> </p><p>'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. </p><p> </p><p>'The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused and reiterates that all consumers ultimately benefit from these improvements to the water supply infrastructure network,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Information</strong></p><ul><li><strong>On how to use water wisely</strong>, and use greywater or other alternative water safely especially during the period of this shutdown visit: <a href=""></a></li><li><strong>For updates on this maintenance operation</strong>, follow the City's Twitter account @CityofCTAlerts, WhatsApp to 060 018 1505, email <a href=""></a> or call 0860 103 089.</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><br></div><div><br><span></span><p><br></p></div>2022-09-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755;L0|#03e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755|maintenance;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#9348b611-a2e0-4a1d-be84-8b60ee9a300f;L0|#09348b611-a2e0-4a1d-be84-8b60ee9a300f|Cape Flats;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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