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Routine maintenance ensures reliable energy supply<p>​The City carries out critical routine maintenance on a daily basis in areas across the metro to ensure reliable supply to residents. This week, the City’s energy teams have been busy in Strand, Rocklands, Claremont and Bellville, among other areas.</p><p>‘Our teams have been hard at work to ensure City electricity infrastructure is well maintained and upgraded where it is required. Maintenance work ensures that City-managed electricity supply is secure and reliable and we remind residents to please plan accordingly, so that they make alternative arrangements for the power interruptions due to maintenance and to switch off electrical appliances to ensure their safety.<br><span> </span></p><p><span><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:906px;" /> ​​</span></p><p>When maintenance and upgrades take place, the City informs residents via letter drops as well as on the City’s social media pages, so that they have sufficient time to plan for the required outage and so that our teams have enough time to do the work. The maintenance or upgrade works are typically scheduled for four to eight hours per intervention.</p><p>‘Vandalism of City infrastructure remains a challenge for the City and we thank residents for assisting us by reporting these cases to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the City.<br><br></p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1010px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>‘Our teams are monitoring the hot spot regions and security detail has been deployed. The support of residents has been crucial over the last few months and we ask residents to please continue reporting these illegal acts to the SAPS and the City,’ said Councillor van Reenen.</p><p><strong>The South African Police Service remains the lead authority in crime prevention.</strong></p><p><strong><em>*It is standard practice to notify customers of planned maintenance via a pamphlet delivered door-to-door ahead of work. </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Please note: The City does not carry out maintenance from <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stage 3 and above</span> of load-shedding. Routine maintenance work is cancelled in the event of higher stages of load-shedding being implemented.</em></strong></p><p> <span> </span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:906px;" /> </figure><p> </p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>City’s Load-shedding Application is available </strong></p><p>The City's load-shedding mobile app is available on the <a href="">Apple App Store</a> and <a href="">Google Play Store. </a></p><p>It keeps customers updated with the City's load-shedding schedule by adding their area or suburb via a map, their current location, or by searching the search box. Customers may view their area's load-shedding status and timetables, use the app to log service requests with the City or find vendors selling prepaid electricity.</p><p><strong>Report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure</strong><strong>:</strong><br>SMS: 31220 <br>Email: <a href=""></a></p><p><strong>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</strong><br>Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity, such as illegal connections or unlawful occupations, that are taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies </p><p><br> <br><strong>End</strong></p><span></span>2022-05-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755;L0|#03e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755|maintenance;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity;GP0|#46cd6f1c-873b-40f4-9f8a-883fa56784e5;L0|#046cd6f1c-873b-40f4-9f8a-883fa56784e5|infrastructural upgrades;GPP|#fa689e9d-c6a8-4381-8a1c-f55592d5d2a410

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