Residents warned of water supply disruption

Residents have been advised to store water in clean containers as the water supply in Philippi, Browns Farm, New Crossroads and Zwelitsha will be disrupted today.

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Philippi, Browns Farm, New Crossroads and Zwelitsha areas, which will result in the disruption of the water supply today, Thursday May 13 until 4pm.

Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed.

Residents are advised to store water in clean, sealed containers 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 of Cape Town’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.

The City has apologised for any inconvenience caused.