The most recent sampling results show that the water quality meets national water quality standards (SANS 241), so residents from Noordhoek, Redhill, Simon’s Town, Sun Valley, Kommetjie, Ocean View, Scarborough, Masiphumelele and Glencairn no longer have to boil their water before drinking or cooking.
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The water is safe to drink, according to multiple sets of sampling by the City’s Scientific Services Branch and Environmental Health Service.
Residents in areas where the precautionary boil notice was issued are no longer required to do so.
The City would like to thank residents for their understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.
Last night, parts of the Deep South were placed on a precautionary boil notice after routine sampling revealed that water quality at a few sampling points did not meet national standards.
Immediate corrective action was taken, and the affected pipes were flushed and disinfected.
A task team assessed and determined that the most likely cause of the non-compliant samples was cross-contamination of the samples rather than contamination of the source water.
Additional investigations are planned to determine the root cause and prevent a recurrence.