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Planned water supply maintenance from 24 to 27 June<p style="text-decoration:underline;">​<strong>Maintenance work, including pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements </strong></p><div>Residents need to please store enough water as a precautionary measure as this work will result in water supply disruption to these areas: <br></div><div> </div><div><strong>Pelican Park, Eagle Park, New Horizon, Peacock Close, Pelican Heights, Phumlani, Zeekoevlei, Grassy Park, Lotus River, Ottery, Wetton, Retreat, Heathfield, Steenberg, Elfindale, Marina Da Gama, Lavender Hill, Seawinds, Vrygrond, Capricorn Park, Parkwood Estate, Fairways, Southfield, Plumstead, Wynberg, Muizenberg, Lakeside and Diep River.</strong></div><div>The Water and Sanitation Directorate needs to do essential maintenance to the main water supply pipeline to these areas <strong>from 00:00 on Monday morning, 24 June 2024 until 24:00 on Wednesday, 26 June 2024</strong>. The work involves replacing three 535mm and two 915mm diameter critical control valves on the water supply network. The water supply needs to be shut off temporarily to ensure that the work is done safely. These areas will have no water for three consecutive days. Residents need to please store enough water before the supply is shut for use during this period. Limited water tankers will be made available during this period and the details communicated once finalised. This work will ensure that the City’s pipe infrastructure is in the best possible condition for years to come. <strong>See the link to the media release: <a href=""></a></strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Somerset Ridge, Westridge and Audas Estate – Somerset West</strong></div><div>Five control valves will be installed on the main water supply to these areas. This will result in the disruption of the water supply <strong>from 10:00 until 17:00 on Tuesday, 25 June 2024, and from 10:00 until 17:00 on Thursday, 27 June 2024</strong>.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Site C –  Khayelitsha</strong></div><div>A meter and pressure reducing valve (PRV) installation will be done on the main water supply to the Site C area in Khayelitsha. This will result in the disruption of the water supply <strong>from 10:00 until 17:00 on Thursday, 27 June 2024</strong>.</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> </div><div>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience.</div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments will be done on the water supply network</strong> in the following areas:</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Tuesday, 25 June 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Blackheath Industrial, Gaylee, Austinville, Happy Valley - Blackheath.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Wednesday, 26 June 2024, from 10:00 until 16:00:</strong> Shady Glen, Golden Acre, Parel Vallei, Helderrandc, La Sandra, La Concorde, Goede Hoop, Pearl Marina – Somerset West.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Thursday, 27 June 2024, from 09:00 until 17:00:</strong> Shady Glen, Golden Acre, Parel Vallei, Helderrandc, La Sandra, La Concorde, Goede Hoop, Pearl Marina – Somerset West.</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 (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>Additional zone management investigations will be carried out to ensure that the zone management infrastructure is operating effectively and efficiently. 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 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 this work to ensure it is <strong>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 <strong>maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, which means the work 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. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance <strong>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 </strong>in clean, sealed containers 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></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong></div>2024-06-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#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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