Water supplies will be disrupted today as the City of Cape Town together with the Water and Sanitation Directorate conduct a dummy shutdown on its 915mm diameter water supply.
Water supplies will be disrupted and lower water pressure can be expected in the immediate surrounding areas including Lotus River, Ottery, Parkwood Estate, Grassy Park, Fairways, Plumstead and Wynberg, from 10am until 1pm.
“This is a very important exercise as it provides an indication of the extent of the impact and what mitigation measures need to be implemented and what the possibilities are to maintain the water supply to these areas.” said the City’s Acting Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Siseko Mbandezi.
“This dummy shutdown will assist the planning teams in assessing the capability of the water supply network for re-routing of water supply in preparation for an actual shutdown, before making water tankers and standpipes available.”
Mbandezi requested residents to store water upfront in clean sealed containers for domestic use during this period and to ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss or damage when the supply is restored.
The counsellor apologized for any inconvenience caused, but added that the city needed to explore opportunities within its water supply infrastructure network to benefit its consumers.