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Planned Water Supply Maintenance in CPT from 6 to 8 February 2024

Michael Hawthorne

In a statement released by the City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate, residents in certain areas of Cape Town are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions from 6 to 8 February 2024. The maintenance work is crucial for the enhancement of water supply infrastructure, benefiting customers in the long run.

Zero-pressure Tests and Conditional Assessments Scheduled

Zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments will be conducted in specific areas on the following dates:

These tests are essential for pressure management technology installation, and residents in affected areas may experience low water pressure or temporary water supply interruptions during the testing period.

Scheduled Maintenance Work and Disruptions

The City’s Water Demand Management Strategy includes maintenance work such as pipe and valve installations, repairs, and replacements, resulting in water supply disruptions in specific areas:

This proactive infrastructure maintenance and upgrade program aims to ensure the future continuity of water supply by addressing unaccounted-for water issues.

Preparation and Information for Residents

Residents are advised to store enough water in sealed containers, keep taps closed to prevent water loss or damage when supply is restored and follow @CityofCTAlerts on Twitter for updates on maintenance work and tanker locations, if applicable.

Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, expressed regret for any inconvenience caused and emphasized the careful consideration given to planning the work to minimize disruption to water supply. Residents are reminded that maintenance work sites are construction zones and off-limits to the public. The City assures residents that any discolouration or cloudiness in the water after supply restoration is temporary and due to trapped air in the pipes.


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