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Water safe to drink - City lifts precautionary boil notice for parts of Cape Town<p>​Sampling conducted by the City’s Scientific Services Branch and Environmental Health Service indicates that water is safe to drink.</p><div>Sampling shows the water quality complies with national standards for drinking water (SANS 241), and is safe for consumption. </div><div><br></div><div>Residents in areas who were advised to implement the precautionary boil notice, need no longer do so.</div><div><br></div><div>Should your household geyser still be holding some discoloured water, residents should allow this to clear before using for drinking/cooking purposes.</div><div> </div><div>The discolouration occurred due to cumulative effects of recent phases of load-shedding causing a process control fault at the Faure Water Treatment Plant. The plant has been scoured and restarted – however, work is ongoing to ensure that it is operating properly before being reconnected to the water distribution network.</div><div> </div><div>The City wishes to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this time.</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-08-05T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#40dbd004-40b4-4ca7-8b48-7e2e62aa6d23;L0|#040dbd004-40b4-4ca7-8b48-7e2e62aa6d23|Community and public safety;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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