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Planned water supply maintenance from 20 to 23 May<p>​<span style="font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;">Zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments</span> will be done on the water supply network in the following areas:</p><div></div><div><ul><li><strong>Tuesday, 21 May 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Blackheath Industrial, Gaylee, Austinville, Happy Valley (Blackheath)</li><li><strong>Tuesday, 21 May 2024, from 09:00 until 16:00:</strong> Claremont, Rondebosch, Kenilworth</li><li><strong>Wednesday, 22 May 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Voëlvlei, Sarepta, Oakdene, Kalkfontein, Gersham (Kuils River)<br></li><li><strong>Thursday, 23 May 2024, from 09:00 until 17:00:</strong> Mfuleni (Blue Downs)<br></li><li><strong>Thursday, 23 May 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Claremont, Rondebosch, Kenilworth</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="font-weight:700;">Pressure management installations and operations</span></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 (PRVs). </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 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 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><span style="font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;">Maintenance work, including pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements</span> will result in water supply disruption to these areas:<br></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-weight:700;"></span></div><div><strong>Llandudno</strong><br></div><div><div>The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing maintenance on the pressure reducing valve (PRV) on the main water supply pipeline to Llandudno <strong>from 09:00 until 16:00 on Monday, 20 May 2024</strong>. This could possibly result in the disruption of the water supply to the area if there are any challenges with the by-pass when opened. Residents are kindly requested to store enough water as a precautionary measure. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>Parts of Southfield</strong></div><div>The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be shutting off the water supply to Wynsam Way, Southfield, <strong>from 09:00 until 18:00 on Tuesday, 21 May 2024</strong>. This will enable the safe completion of construction work on the main water supply to the area. The maintenance team will be connecting the newly-installed water pipeline along Wynsam Way to the existing water pipelines along Princess Vlei Road and Desande Road. This will result in the disruption of water supply along Wynsam Way and surrounds in Southfield during this period. Residents are kindly requested to store enough water as a precautionary measure.<br></div><strong><br></strong></div><div></div><div> </div><div style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="font-weight:700;">What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</span></div><div>1.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is <span style="font-weight:700;">being done at a time that is least disruptive</span> to the water supply.</div><div>2.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="font-weight:700;">All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted</span> are deemed to be construction sites and, as such, <span style="font-weight:700;">are off-limits to members of the public</span>.</div><div>3.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Sometimes the maintenance <span style="font-weight:700;">work can be more complex</span> than anticipated, which means the <span style="font-weight:700;">work could take longer</span>.</div><div>4.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>For a short period after the supply has been restored, the <span style="font-weight:700;">water may be discoloured or look milky</span>. This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If <span style="font-weight:700;">left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear</span>, like normal.</div><div><br></div><div>For updates on the maintenance work (and location of tankers where applicable), follow <span style="font-weight:700;">@CityofCTAlerts </span>which is a City of Cape Town X account (formerly Twitter).</div><div> </div><div style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="font-weight:700;">How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</span></div><div>1.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="font-weight:700;">Store enough water in clean, sealed containers </span>in advance for use during this period.</div><div>2.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="font-weight:700;">Keep your taps closed</span> to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored. </div><div> <br></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-weight:700;">End</span></div><p><br></p>2024-05-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1Media Office, City of Cape Town0

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