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Water and Sanitation teams working around the clock to restore water supply to Blue Downs and surrounding areas<p>​</p><span><p>The City apologises profusely for the ongoing delay in returning water supply to the affected communities. Our teams have been hard at work since 09:00 this morning to repair the damaged pipeline. We are mindful that the limited supply of water has an impact on both residents and our domestic and agricultural animals. The department is prioritising repair work and is working throughout the night to return the water service as soon as possible.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bluedowns1.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Staff are on site and have started replacing the 650mm pipeline, but during excavation, it was found that the flange adaptor that connects the two different pipes were damaged by the high pressure water leak. The City’s Equipment and Asset Management Department is now busy manufacturing a fitting that will secure the new pipeline to the existing network so the work can be completed and the water can be restored.<br> <br><strong>Water tankers</strong><br>We want to assure residents that the department will have five water tankers rotating through as many communities as possible. These locations will be communicated by the councillors. Schools and other vulnerable groups in the affected areas will be prioritised. </p><p>Residents are encouraged to fill clean, sealed containers with water for domestic purposes. </p><p>Residents are advised to visit the City Alerts Twitter page or consult their ward councillor for updates including the water trucks delivery service.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bluedowns3.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>Restoring water</strong><br>The Water and Sanitation Department is expected to restore water to the area by 20:00 on Tuesday 25 January 2022. </p><p>Residents are reminded that their water supply will be restored gradually as the water starts to fill the network, to avoid consequential bursts. It must also be taken into account that while we are busy filling the pipeline, residents will already be drawing from the supply which will then extend the period of restoring the water supply to all the affected communities.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bluedowns2.jpg" alt="" /></figure></span><p><br>Our teams are working non-stop until water supply is restored.</p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience during this time. </p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><span>​​</span>2022-01-23T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2436faa7-2f7d-4dcb-bbc9-38a17aecc940;L0|#02436faa7-2f7d-4dcb-bbc9-38a17aecc940|Blue Downs;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#b1365d84-2430-438e-b6ef-ecbf961c3d06;L0|#0b1365d84-2430-438e-b6ef-ecbf961c3d06|burst pipes10

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