Cape Town water outage

Major water outage in Cape Town on Wednesday, 14 February. Image: iStock.

Planned 7-hour water outage in parts of Cape Town on Monday

Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced planned maintenance work in parts of Cape Town.

Cape Town water outage

Major water outage in Cape Town on Wednesday, 14 February. Image: iStock.

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced planned maintenance work in Gordon’s Bay, impacting a significant area bounded by Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Dennehof Road, Disa Road, and the Coastline.

The scheduled disconnection will occur overnight from 22:00 on Monday, 11 December 2023, until 5:00 on Tuesday, 12 December 2023.

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The aim of the critical infrastructure upgrade

This critical infrastructure upgrade aims to isolate and disconnect previously unmapped pipelines connected to the old water supply system.

The City recognises the inconvenience this may cause and urges affected residents to prepare adequately. The water supply disruptions are essential for the long-term benefit of customers.

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“Residents in the affected areas are encouraged to take note of the work that will take place and prepare accordingly,” said the City of Cape Town.

Cape Town residents are advised to prepare for water supply disruptions

To prepare for the upcoming maintenance period, residents are strongly advised to store an ample supply of water in clean, sealed containers. This precaution ensures sufficient water availability for domestic consumption during the scheduled interruption.

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Furthermore, it is recommended to keep taps securely closed. To prevent any potential water loss or damage when the water supply is reinstated.

The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused by these necessary upgrades and appreciates residents’ cooperation in ensuring a smoother transition during the maintenance work.

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