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Planned water supply maintenance for 29 May to 3 June <div><strong>Maintenance work – Pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements</strong></div><div>                                                                                                                      </div><div><ul><li><strong>Westlake Industrial areas</strong></li></ul></div><div>A faulty control valve will be replaced on the water supply main to the reservoir supplying water to this area resulting in the pipeline being shut off from 09:00 on Monday, 29 May 2023 overnight until 11:00 on Tuesday, 30 May 2023. Alternate water supply will be rerouted to this area and consumers may experience lower than usual water pressure during this period.</div><div><br></div><div><ul><li><strong>High-lying parts of Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mandalay right up to Bay View</strong></li></ul></div><div>There will be a dummy shut-off on the 1220 mm diameter water supply main to these areas  from 09:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday, 30 May 2023. Alternate water supply will be rerouted to these areas during this time and residents may experience lower than usual pressure during this time. This is in preparation for the actual shut-off from 09:00 until 20:00 on Saturday 3 June 2023 which will enable the maintenance team to replace a leaking coupling on the pipeline, Residents are kindly requested to reduce their water consumption in both instances. </div><div><br></div><div>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. </div><div><br></div><div>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</strong></div><div><ul><li>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is being done at a time that is least disruptive to the water supply.</li><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 a short period after the supply has been restored, the water may be discoloured or look milky. This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear, like normal.</li></ul></div><div>For updates on the maintenance work (and location of tankers where applicable), follow @CityofCTAlerts which is a City of Cape Town Twitter account.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</strong></div><div><ul><li>Store enough water in clean sealed containers 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.<br></li></ul></div><div><br></div>2023-05-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#0c4188de-8fd0-4c65-ad50-f8de6fb0dd9c;L0|#00c4188de-8fd0-4c65-ad50-f8de6fb0dd9c|repairs and maintenance10


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