The City of Cape Town has warned residents in the areas of Park Avenue, Mount Rhodes and Ruyterplaats of expected water cuts from 8 am until the work is completed.
Officials from the water and sanitation department will be working on fixing the leaking 300 mm diameter water main which is located in the area of Riverside Terraces in Hout Bay.
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Mayoral committee member for water and sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien said a water tanker and standpipe will be made available to residents in the affected areas for the duration of the work done.
“A tanker will roam between Park Avenue and Ruyterplaats, and a standpipe will be placed outside 37 Mount Rhodes Drive to provide water for domestic consumption. Residents are advised that Covid-19 protocols will be applicable when collecting water from the tankers,” said Badroodien.
He also recommended that residents bring their own clean containers for water collection.
Speaking on the complexity of the work that needs to be done, he said just a week after repairs were done on a section near the pipeline another leak occurred.
“The work is quite complex, involving deep trenching, which requires extensive excavation to access the leaking pipe sections, and it will also see the replacement of two new six-metre lengths of pipe before the water supply is restored,” he said.