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Planned water supply maintenance for 27 to 29 February<div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments</strong> will be done on the water supply network on the following days, in these areas:</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Tuesday, 27 February 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Bellville South, Beroma, Glenhaven, Labiance and Kasselsvlei.</div><div><strong>Tuesday, 27 February 2024, from 09:00 until 16:00: </strong>Polkadraai – Blackheath area.</div><div><strong>Tuesday, 27 February 2024, from 09:00 until 16:00:</strong> A portion of Strand bounded by Algoa Street, De Ruyter Street, Beach Road and Main Road.</div><div><strong>Wednesday, 28 February 2024, from 09:00 until 16:00: </strong>Somerset Ridge, Westridge, Audas Estate – Somerset West area.</div><div><strong>Thursday, 29 February 2024, from 09:00 until 16:00:</strong> Cherrywood Gardens, Roundhay, Lionviham, Kalamunda and Audas Estate – (Bizweni) Somerset West area.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Pressure management installations and operations</strong></div><div>Zero-pressure testing and step-testing are part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done in advance to see if any unmapped inflows need to be considered before installing smart pressure-reducing valves. </div><div> </div><div>In these affected areas, some residents may experience low water pressure, and some may have no water coming out of their taps for some time during this overnight testing period. It is not possible to predict which areas or streets will experience disruptions. </div><div> </div><div>Conditional testing on the other hand ensures that the pressure-reducing valves (PRVs) in the water supply network are operating effectively and managing the pressures at the determined settings to preserve the lifespan of the pipeline and reduce the occurrence of water wastage resulting from pipe bursts. Pressure fluctuations may be experienced, but will be minimised as far as possible.</div><div> </div><div>This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.</div><div> </div><div>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.</div><div><br></div><div> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</strong></div><div>1.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of th<strong>is work to ensure it is being done at a time that is least disruptive</strong> to the water supply.</div><div>2.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><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>.</div><div>3.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Sometimes the maintenance <strong>work can be more complex than anticipated</strong>, which means the work <strong>could take longer</strong>.</div><div>4.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>For a short period after the supply has been restored, the <strong>water may be discoloured or look milky</strong>. This is because of trapped air in the pipes. <strong>If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear</strong>, like normal.</div><div><br></div><div>For updates on the maintenance work (and location of tankers where applicable), follow <strong>@CityofCTAlerts</strong> which is a City of Cape Town X account (formerly Twitter).</div><div> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</strong></div><div>1.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>Store enough water in clean, sealed containers</strong> in advance for use during this period.</div><div>2.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>Keep your taps closed</strong> to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored. </div><div>  </div><div><br><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2024-02-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a;L0|#0424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a|Water;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1City of Cape Town, Media Office0

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