Incoming water supply disruptions, warns City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town issues a warning about impending water supply disruptions.

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As the team completes planned work on Cape Town’s water supply infrastructure, the water and sanitation directorate has warned that there will be disruptions in a number of areas this week.

Water supplies may be disrupted, and residents in affected areas are urged to make plans for alternative water supply arrangements in advance.

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The following areas will be impacted:

Conditional assessments and zero-pressure tests( ZPT ):

Wynberg and Plumstead

  • From Monday, October 9 until Thursday, November 30,

According to the directorate, conditional assessments will be conducted on these areas’ water supply networks, which could lead to lower-than-usual pressure for up to 1.5 hours during the day in some areas.

In contrast, conditional testing, according to City, makes sure that the pressure-reduction valves( PRVs) in the water supply network are operating efficiently and controlling their pressures at the predetermined settings to extend the pipeline’s life and lessen the likelihood of pipe burst-related water wastage.

Some residents may consequently experience pressure changes. Pressure fluctuations will be kept to a minimum, the City added.

Martinville ( Bizweni – Somerset West ), Greenway Rise, Stuart’s Hill, and Die Wingerd

  • Tuesday, October 10, from 9 p.m. to 4 a. m on October 11,

On the water supply network in these locations, zero-pressure testing will be done.

Bloubergstrand, Flamingo Vlei, and Table View

  • On Wednesday, October 11, from 9 p.m. to 4 m in the morning on October 12.
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The water supply network in these areas will undergo zero-pressure testing.

Bloubergstrand and Sunningdale

  • On Thursday, October 12, from 9 p.m. to 4 a in the morning, on October 13,

On the water supply network in these locations, zero-pressure testing will be done.

City added that step-testing and zero-pressure testing are carried out beforehand as part of the pressure management technology installation process. Before installing smart pressure-reducing valves, these tests are done to determine whether any unmapped inflows need to be taken into account.

As a result, during the testing period, some residents of these affected areas may experience low water pressure while others may not have access to water.

City continued,” It is impossible to foresee which areas or streets will be disrupted. Pipe bursts and water wastage are less likely when water pressure is managed more effectively.

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Installations of pipes and valves, repairs, and replacements are examples of maintenance work:

Shutdown of the Steenbras Water Treatment Plant

  • Monday, October 9, from 8 am to 8 pm.

The directorate’s maintenance team will be able to safely install a valve on the Streenbras Water Treatment Plant outlet pipeline by shutting it down.

The Steenbras Water Treatment Plant supply areas will receive water supply from other parts of the network, the city added.

Site B: The Nonkqubela neighborhood ( Khayelitsha )

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 4 p.m.

In order for the maintenance team to safely install a 450mm diameter valve on the main water supply pipeline, the water source for this area will be turned off.

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According to the city, this project was supposed to begin on Wednesday, October 4, but complications forced a postponement. Where necessary, water tankers will be available to supply domestic water.

Shutdown of Molteno Reservoir

  • From Tuesday, October 10, until October 31,

For maintenance, the reservoir will be closed. Water will come into the Molteno Reservoir’s supply areas from other areas of the bulk water supply network.

Mowbray and Rondebosch( including the N2’s Pinelands Business Park, Hotel, and Golf Course)

  • Wednesday, October 11, 9 am to 9 pm

To allow the maintenance team to safely install a 300mm diameter valve on the main water supply pipeline and fix fire hydrants, the area’s primary water source will be turned off.

The city added that although this work was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 5, additional tests were needed to ascertain the full extent of the shut-off.


  • Thursday, October 12, 8 am to 4 pm

To allow the maintenance team to safely finish building the main water supply pipeline, including isolating the existing pipelines along Camel Rock, Seagull, Egret, and Beach Roads and connecting them to the water distribution network, the area’s supply of water will be turned off.

Residents should be aware of the following information regarding larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:

According to the City, this work has been carefully planned to take place when it will have the least impact on the water supply.

However, maintenance work can occasionally be more complicated than anticipated, causing disruptions to the water supply for longer than expected.

Additionally, all locations for water and sanitation upgrades and repairs are considered construction sites, making them off-limits to the general public.

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The City advises that the presence of trapped air in the pipes may cause the water to appear milky or discolored for a brief period of time following the restoration of water supply. The water will once more take on a clear color if left to stand.

How to get ready

To prevent water loss and / or damage, residents are urged to keep their taps closed and to store enough water in hygienic, sealed containers for the duration of this time.

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