The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing planned work in Gugulethu and Nyanga, which will result in water supply disruptions.
Maintenance work, which will involve pipe and valve installations, repairs and replacements, will be carried out in Gugulethu and Nyanga on Tuesday August 1. The main water supply to these areas will be shut off temporarily between noon (12pm) and 5pm on Tuesday.
This will enable the maintenance team to do an urgent reconnection to the water supply network and restore the settings after changes were made to accommodate a stormwater pipeline upgrade. It will result in the disruption of the water supply for the duration of the exercise. Some areas will experience low water pressure and others no water.
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, which means the work could take 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 for use during this period.
Keep your taps closed to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.