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Planned water supply maintenance for 18 to 26 March<p>​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Maintenance work, including pipe</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>,</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> valve and meter installations, repairs and replacements </strong></span>will result in water supply disruption to these areas: </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Helderberg and Southern Suburb areas</strong><br><strong> </strong>The pipeline from the Upper to the Lower Blackheath Reservoir will be shut down from 06:00 on Monday, 18 March 2024 until 18:00 on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. This will enable the maintenance team to safely do a 1 500mm diameter water meter replacement on this pipeline. The relevant reservoirs will be filled in advance to maintain the water supply to the Helderberg and Southern Suburbs. Residents in these areas are however kindly requested to reduce their water consumption during this period to sustain the water supply and pressure. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Manenberg</strong><br><strong> </strong>The maintenance team will be installing a 200mm diameter water meter on the water supply main in Downs Way, Manenberg from <strong>10:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday, 19 March 2024.</strong> Alternate water supply will be rerouted to the area and will result in lower than usual water pressure.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Victorskloof</strong></p><p>The maintenance team will be installing a temporary bypass on the water supply main to Victorskloof, Surcingle, Almond and Monterey Roads in Hout Bay as part of the pipe replacement project in the area. This will require that the water supply to these roads and immediate surrounds be shut off from <strong>09:00 until 17:00 on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 </strong>to enable the work to be done safely. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Philippi, Browns Farm, Marcus Garvey and Schaapkraal</strong></p><p>The maintenance team will be replacing a 500mm diameter water meter insert on the water supply main in Govan Mbeki Drive, Manenberg <strong>from 10:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday, 26 March 2024.</strong> This will require that the water supply to these areas be shut off during this period to enable the work to be done safely. </p><p> <br></p><p>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> <br></p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.</p><p> <br></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>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-15T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806;L0|#0a3ac5825-3464-4e1b-a58b-75c8b257d806|water & sanitation;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#36a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b;L0|#036a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b|Community and Society10

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