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Planned water supply maintenance for 14 to 17 May<p>​</p><p><strong>Residents in the Northern parts of the city to reduce water consumption</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Voëlvlei Water Treatment Plant will be shut down <strong>from 08:00 until 12:00 on Tuesday 14 May 2024 </strong>to repair a leak on a pipe section leading off the main pipeline. It will impact the water supply to the reservoirs supplying Durbanville, Fisantekraal, Klipheuwel  Uitzicht, Pinehurst and Sonstraalhoogte in the Northern parts of the city. Residents in these areas are kindly requested to reduce their consumption during this period. The City is topping up its reservoirs prior to the shutdown.<strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Drakenstein Municipality and residents along the Voëlvlei pipeline have been informed to make alternate arrangements during this period.</p><p> </p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that it maintains its bulk water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Gardens, Higgovale, Tamboerskloof and Bo-Kaap</strong></p><p>The Water and Sanitation Directorate will be shutting the inlet and outlet of the Molteno Reservoir <strong>from 10:00 on Thursday, 16 May until 10:00 on Friday, 17 May 2024.</strong> This will enable the technical team to do an assessment for leakage and evaporation at the reservoir. Although water will be rerouted to these areas, residents are kindly requested to reduce their water consumption during this period. </p><p><br>This work forms part of the Water and Sanitation Directorate's proactive infrastructure maintenance and upgrade programme which ensures the future continuity of water supply by addressing the issue of unaccounted for water. </p><p> </p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience.</p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is <strong>being done at a time that is least disruptive</strong> to the water supply.</li><li><strong>All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted</strong> are deemed to be construction sites and, as such, <strong>are off-limits to members of the public.</strong></li><li>Sometimes the <strong>maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, which means the work could take longer.</strong></li><li>For a short period <strong>after the supply has been restored, the water may be discoloured or look milky.</strong> This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear, like normal.</li></ol><p>For updates on the maintenance work <strong>(and</strong> <strong>location of tankers</strong> <strong>where applicable)</strong>, follow <strong>@CityofCTAlerts</strong><strong> </strong>which is a City of Cape Town X account (formerly Twitter).</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><strong>Store enough water in clean, sealed containers in advance</strong> for use during this period.</li><li><strong>Keep your taps closed</strong> to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.</li></ol><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">End</span></strong><br></p>2024-05-09T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#36a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b;L0|#036a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b|Community and Society;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806;L0|#0a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806|water & sanitation10

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