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Hout Bay benefits from City’s water pipe replacement investment<p>​</p><span><p style="text-align:justify;">The City is currently replacing water pipes along Baviaanskloof Road, Campbell Street and Scottsville Circle in Hout Bay.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public reports play a crucial role in assessing the need for pipe replacement. In this instance, both the age of the pipes and their frequent bursts prompted the decision to replace them.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1778px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In many ongoing pipe replacement projects, the municipality opts for trenchless pipe-cracking technology over the conventional open trench method. This innovative approach involves inserting a bursting head, which is hydraulically pulled through the existing fibre cement pipe, breaking it apart. Simultaneously, a new High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is pulled behind the bursting head, effectively replacing the old pipe. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This method has proven to be cost-effective, causing minimal disruptions and enabling faster turnaround times. Successful implementation requires contractors to be well-versed in pipe-cracking techniques, necessitating thorough planning and preparation. Additionally, expertise in CCTV monitoring of pipes for point repairs, HDPE welding techniques, and pipeline pressure testing skills are required.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1782px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p style="text-align:justify;">In February 2024, the City embarked on another water pipe replacement project in Hout Bay where 1 449m of water pipes will be replaced in Victorskloof, Surcingle, Monterey, Almond and surrounding roads. This work is anticipated to be completed in June 2024. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, along with Ward 74 Councillor, Roberto Quintas, visited the project site in Hout Bay to assess the progress. The project, which commenced in October, is ahead of its anticipated completion date in April 2024.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">'As part of the Mayor's Priority Programme, the Water and Sanitation Directorate has augmented its Water and Sewer Pipe Replacement Programme, allocating R836,6 million towards pipe replacements and infrastructure maintenance for the 2023/2024 financial year. I am pleased with the steady progress of this programme.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1140px;" /> </figure>​​'During January 2024, the City successfully replaced 2 358m of water pipes and 4 539m of sewer pipes in approximately 20 different projects. We are serious about maintaining Cape Town's water and sewer infrastructure to ensure our residents continue to have access to a reliable, safe drinking water supply and to help reduce overflows from sewer pipes,' said Councillor Badroodien. </span><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br><span></span><p><br></p></div>2024-03-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#e938824e-250c-49c3-b7f5-3ea9336e2e9f;L0|#0e938824e-250c-49c3-b7f5-3ea9336e2e9f|Hout Bay;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#9ec00710-0e93-47e8-a809-b4c816bff3fa;L0|#09ec00710-0e93-47e8-a809-b4c816bff3fa|sewer pipe10

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