The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Strand area bounded by Beach Road, De Ruyter Road, Langenegger Road, Van Ryneveld Road and Main Road. This work will result in the disruption of water supply to this area on Thursday, 13 October 2022, from 21:00 until 04:00 on Friday, 14 October 2022.
Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology. These tests are being done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed.
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. Some residents may not experience any noticeable change in water pressure or supply at all. It is not possible to predict which areas or streets will experience different impacts.
Residents are kindly advised to store water in clean, sealed containers in advance for use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.
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.
The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.
Source: City Of Cape Town