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Planned water supply maintenance for 25 to 27 March<p>​<br></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> </p><p><strong>Victorskloof</strong><br><strong> </strong>The maintenance team will be doing a test shut-off on the water supply main to the area from <strong>11:00 until 15:00 on Monday, 25 March 2024.</strong> This will be done to confirm the extent of the impact ahead of the actual work on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 and will result in the disruption in water supply.<br></p><p><br></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, 27 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.<br></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> <br></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> <br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"><br></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">End</span></strong><br></p>2024-03-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#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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