The residents of Blaauwberg have been advised to reduce their water consumption between Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14.

“The City of Cape Town will be performing an upgrade on the water supply network in the Blaauwberg area from Thursday to Friday to improve the reliability of water supply to the area. This will affect water pressure to areas listed below for the duration of the works. Residents are asked to please reduce consumption, especially during peak hours to ensure pressure doesn’t drop to a level that causes outages,” the City of Cape Town said in a statement.

The 700mm bulk water supply line feeding the Blaauwberg area will be upgraded over the next two days. “The work will commence at midnight on Thursday and is scheduled to be completed by 6pm on Friday,” the City said.

Water supply has been rerouted from other areas to help sustain water availability during the works. However, Blaauwberg, Melkbosstrand, Duynefontein, Atlantic Beach and the rural areas between Melkbosstrand and Atlantis will experience lower water pressure while the upgrade is in progress.

“Residents are asked to please reduce unnecessary or non-essential water consumption during these times to prevent possible outages if demand exceeds the limited available supply. Should a supply disruption occur, please ensure taps are closed during this period to prevent water loss and water damage when the water supply is restored,” the City said.

“The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that we improve our water supply infrastructure to a standard that will ensure the provision of good quality drinking water to our residents.”

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Lucinda Dordley

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