Eskom has announced that there will be load shedding until 11pm this evening across the country, and Capetonians have had it now despite it being necessary.
“Load-shedding of this severity is likely to constrain our ability to provide water supply in the reticulation system across the whole of Cape Town in the usual way. Our pumps for both the water and sewerage systems cannot operate properly without power for significant periods,” the City of Cape Town said in a statement. “The nature or extent of the possible water supply interruptions is not yet known, but our operational teams are on full alert and the situation being monitored intensively. Updates will be provided on a regular basis.”
Residents are advised not to panic but to use water sparingly and prepare just in case they do experience a period of no water supply. The advice is to store enough municipal tap water for drinking, cooking and basic ablution.
“Use clean containers and keep them sealed for hygiene and safety purposes. All taps must be kept closed during this period to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored,” the City added.
The City apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused due to this operational challenge.
Residents can report water and sanitation related problems using ONE of these ways;
– WhatsApp 063 407 3699
– Email [email protected]
– Online www.capetown.gov.za/servicerequests
– SMS 31373 (maximum 160 characters)
– Call 0860 103 089
– Visit a Customer Interaction Centers – www.capetown.gov.za/facilities
Date: 10 December 2019
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 10, 2019
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