In a statement released on Wednesday, the City said that as a precautionary measure, residents in Noordhoek, Redhill, Simon’s Town, Sun Valley, Kommetjie, Ocean View, Scarborough, Masiphumelele and Glencairn are advised to boil tap water before drinking it or using it to wash fruits and vegetables that will be consumed raw.

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Residents in Cape Town’s deep south have been advised to boil their tap water before using it after routine sampling results revealed that the water quality is not up to national standards (SANS 241).

The City of Cape Town said that investigations are underway to determine the cause, and the affected pipelines are being flushed and disinfected.

Residents in these areas are advised to boil water for at least one minute and allow it to cool naturally.

It added that residents who are unable to boil their water can mix 1 teaspoon of unperfumed household bleach in 20–25 litres of water and let it stand for at least 2 hours before using it.

“Always store purified water in clean, covered containers,” the statement advised.

Further testing will be conducted by the City to ensure the highest and safest quality water is in circulation, and the statement concluded with an apology for the inconvenience caused.

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