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Planned water supply maintenance for 5 to 7 March <p>​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments</strong></span> will be done on the water supply network in the following areas:</p><p><br><strong>Tuesday, 5 March 2024 from 10:00 until 16:00: </strong>Bellville South, Beroma, Glenhaven, Labiance and Kasselsvlei.</p><p><br><strong>Wednesday, 6 March 2024 from 09:00 until 16:00: </strong>Somerset Ridge, Westridge in Somerset West and Audas Estate in Bizweni (Somerset West).<br> <br><strong>Thursday, 7 March 2024</strong><strong> </strong><strong>from 10:00 until 16:00: </strong>Bellville South, Beroma, Glenhaven, Labiance and Kasselsvlei.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Pressure management installations and operations</strong></span></p><p>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 (PRVs). </p><p> </p><p>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. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Conditional testing on the other hand ensures that the pressure-reducing valves 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.</p><p> </p><p>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.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Maintenance work, including pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements </strong></span>will result in water supply disruption to these areas: </p><p><strong> </strong><br> <strong>Plumstead</strong><br><strong> </strong>The maintenance team will be installing new control valves on the water supply network in Plumstead from <strong>09:00 until 17:00 on Wednesday, 6 March 2024.</strong> This will require that the water supply in St Joans, Burnham and Doordrift Roads and surrounds be shut off during this period to enable the work to be done safely. </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 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><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">End</span></strong><br></p>2024-02-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#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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