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Planned water maintenance to conduct pipe repairs in Hout Bay on Wednesday 24 April<p>In the next few months, multiple open-trench excavations for pipe installation and maintenance will be visible in Victorskloof and the Valley Area. Currently work is concentrated along Valley Road, near the intersection at Martingale Avenue.</p><p>As part of this critical infrastructure upgrade, water supply will be shut off for work to be conducted safely.</p><p><strong>Residents are advised that the next water supply shut off is planned from 08:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday 24 April</strong>. The City needs to repair a slight leak detected on the flange of the 250mm water main in Valley Road. </p><p>Repairs will result in water supply disruption to the following areas: </p><ul><li>Victorskloof (i.e. Martingale Avenue, Welbevind Road, Victorskloof Road, Mangold, Surcingle Avenue, Monterey Road, Almond Close, Stirrup Lane, Sadlers Row and Sadlers Close)</li><li>Kenrock Estate, Stoneybrook Estate and Avignon Estate</li><li>From Disa River Road towards Park Avenue </li></ul><p>The City encourages residents to store water in preparation for the shut off, as well as to track updates on the official @CityofCTAlerts page on X (Twitter).</p><p>Two water tankers will be stationed along Valley Road (one at Kenrock Estate and another past Martingale Avenue), as an alternative water supply.</p><p>At this stage, initial assessments indicate that minor repairs to a torn gasket are required. The appointed contractor will have to confirm these findings, in order to determine the full extent of repairs needed once the flange is opened. </p><p>Communication will be issued via speed notices in local community WhatsApp groups as well as, in the event that the water disruption period is extended.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><strong>What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</strong></p><ul><li>All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted are deemed to be construction sites and, as such, are off-limits to members of the public.</li><li>Sometimes the maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, which means the work could take longer.</li><li>For updates on the maintenance work (and location of tankers where applicable), follow @CityofCTAlerts which is a City of Cape Town X account (formerly Twitter).</li></ul><p><strong>How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</strong></p><ul><li>Store enough water in clean, sealed containers in advance for use during this period</li><li>Keep your taps closed to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-04-22T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#42305b06-67ec-4657-9272-641a0ea14201;L0|#042305b06-67ec-4657-9272-641a0ea14201|water supply10

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