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Planned Water Supply Maintenance to Affect Gordon’s Bay: City Urges Residents to Prepare

Michael Hawthorne

GORDON’S BAY – In a recent media statement, The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced additional planned water supply maintenance that will impact certain areas in Gordon’s Bay on January 31 and February 1, 2024. This crucial maintenance work is aimed at improving the water supply infrastructure and ensuring the long-term benefit for customers.

The maintenance activities, including pipe and valve installations, repairs, and replacements, will lead to water supply disruptions in a significant part of Gordon’s Bay, specifically in the area bounded by Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Dennehof Street, Disa Road, and the Coastline. The water supply to this region will be shut off from 08:00 until 18:00 on both Wednesday, January 31, and Thursday, February 1.

The primary focus of the maintenance team is to conduct a tie-in of the newly installed pipe section onto the existing water supply infrastructure. Additionally, investigations will be carried out to isolate any unknown connections on the old water network. The City assures residents that all efforts will be made to minimize inconvenience during this period.

Residents in the affected areas are strongly encouraged to take note of the scheduled maintenance work and prepare accordingly. The City advises residents to store enough water in advance for domestic consumption and keep taps closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.

This maintenance work is part of the Water and Sanitation Directorate’s proactive infrastructure maintenance and upgrade program, addressing the issue of unaccounted water to ensure the future continuity of water supply.

The City of Cape Town sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused and emphasizes that careful consideration has been given to planning this work at a time that is least disruptive to the water supply. Residents are reminded that all sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted are deemed construction sites and, therefore, off-limits to the public.

Residents need to be aware that sometimes maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, potentially leading to extended completion times. Following the restoration of the water supply, residents may experience a short period during which the water may appear discoloured or milky due to trapped air in the pipes. However, this should clear up after a brief period.

For real-time updates on the maintenance work and the location of water tankers, residents are advised to follow @CityofCTAlerts X account.

The City appreciates residents’ cooperation and understanding during this essential maintenance period, as it contributes to the overall improvement and sustainability of the water supply in Gordon’s Bay.

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