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Urban Mobility team works tirelessly to clean catch pit systems ahead of winter<span><p></p></span><p>With the winter season approaching, the teams are actively involved in measures to mitigate flooding. Various cleaning methods are employed, including the use of truck-mounted jetting and vacuum machines to tackle extreme cases where stormwater pipes are clogged with soil, debris, and solid waste that are illegally dumped into the system.</p><p>Regular cleaning is essential to prevent the stormwater drains from overflowing and causing roads to flood. This task is undertaken diligently throughout the year across the city.</p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_3420.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>In addition to mechanical cleaning, manual labour plays a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness of catch pits. Teams, such as those in Capri, undertake daily cleaning of catch pits.</p><p> </p><p>'Yesterday, we successfully cleaned 31 catch pits in the Noordhoek area alone. These ongoing efforts are vital in addressing blockages within the system and will ensure that flooding, as a result of blocked storm water drains, is prevented. As residents, we must be mindful of what goes down these drains as it comes back to affect us when these passageways are blocked and water dams our roads affecting driving conditions and our safety.</p><p> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_3380.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:944px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'Our Urban Mobility directorate is committed to ensuring the smooth operation of drainage systems across the City, safeguarding communities from the adverse effects of rainfall events during winter,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-05-15T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#66e82599-71a2-490c-a21a-59f82f9a7d55;L0|#066e82599-71a2-490c-a21a-59f82f9a7d55|Noordhoek;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f1734e52-da42-4cfc-a3a5-3514093d3513;L0|#0f1734e52-da42-4cfc-a3a5-3514093d3513|roads;GP0|#81215d15-3400-4d23-aa99-fff3dbe187bf;L0|#081215d15-3400-4d23-aa99-fff3dbe187bf|Winter readiness10

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