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Water Supply Maintenance in Camps Bay Postponed to 2nd February 2024

Michael Hawthorne

CAMPS BAY – The planned water supply maintenance in Camps Bay, initially scheduled for 1st February 2024, has been postponed to 2nd February 2024. The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be undertaking crucial work in Camps Bay, resulting in temporary water supply disruptions. The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused and emphasizes the importance of this maintenance for the benefit of customers.

Maintenance work, including pipe and valve installations, repairs, and replacements, will lead to water supply disruptions in Camps Bay. A test shut-off is scheduled on the 400mm diameter pipeline between Kloofnek Water Treatment Plant and the Camps Bay Reservoir from 09:00 to 17:00 on Friday, 2nd February 2024. This will allow the maintenance team to assess and prepare for the repairs of the water leak on the Pipe Track. Residents are advised to expect either low water pressure or no water in parts of Camps Bay, and are kindly requested to store enough water in advance for domestic consumption.

This maintenance work is part of the Water and Sanitation Directorate’s proactive infrastructure maintenance and upgrade program, addressing the issue of unaccounted-for water to ensure the future continuity of water supply. The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused and encourages residents to stay informed about updates on the maintenance work and the location of tankers by following @CityofCTAlerts, a City of Cape Town Twitter account.

Residents are reminded to take note of the following:

Careful Planning: The maintenance work has been carefully planned to minimize disruption to the water supply. All sites undergoing repairs and upgrades are considered construction sites and are off-limits to the public.

Possible Delays: Maintenance work might be more complex than anticipated, potentially leading to extended timelines for completion.

Water Discoloration: After the supply is restored, water may be discoloured or appear milky for a short period due to trapped air in the pipes. This is normal, and the water will clear upon standing.

To prepare for planned water supply disruptions, residents are advised to store enough water in clean, sealed containers in advance and keep taps closed to prevent water loss or damage upon restoration of the water supply.

The City appreciates residents’ cooperation in ensuring the success of these essential maintenance efforts, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the water supply in Camps Bay.


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