The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing planned work in the identified areas which will result in water supply disruptions. The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers. Residents in the affected areas below are encouraged to take note of the work that will be taking place in their areas.
What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:
Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is being done at a time that is least disruptive to the water supply.
All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted are deemed to be construction sites and, as such are off-limits to members of the public.
Sometimes the maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, resulting in it taking longer.
For a short period, after the supply has been restored, the water may be discoloured or look milky. This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear, like normal.
For updates on the maintenance work (and the location of tankers where applicable), follow @CityofCTAlerts which is a City of Cape Town Twitter account.
How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:
Store enough water in clean sealed containers that will last for your use during this period.
Keep your taps closed to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.
Zero-Pressure Tests and Step Tests
• Table View, Flamingo Vlei and Bloubergstrand
The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will conduct zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Table View, Flamingo Vlei and Bloubergstrand areas. This work will result in the disruption of the water supply in these areas on Wednesday, 16 November 2022, from 21:00 overnight until 04:00 on Thursday, 17 November 2022.
• Bellville South, Beroma, Glenhaven, Labience and Kasselsvlei
The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will conduct zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Bellville South, Beroma, Glenhaven, Labience and Kasselsvlei areas. This work will result in the disruption of the water supply in these areas on Thursday, 17 November 2022, from 21:00 overnight until 04:00 on Friday, 18 November 2022.
Zero-pressure testing and step testing are part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done in advance to see if any unmapped inflows need to be considered before installing smart pressure-reducing valves.
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 overnight testing period. It is impossible to predict which areas or streets will experience disruptions.
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