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Planned maintenance work will affect water supply disruption in the City of Cape Town. Image: iStock.

EThekwini declares 3-day SHUTDOWN of Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant

Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant in Verulam is set to undergo essential maintenance from 20 October to 23 October 2023.

Cape Town water

Planned maintenance work will affect water supply disruption in the City of Cape Town. Image: iStock.

The Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant, situated in Verulam, is set to undergo a necessary maintenance shutdown from Friday, 20 October 2023, at 1:00, to the morning of Monday, 23 October 2023, at 6:00.

This scheduled shutdown is essential to facilitate the isolation and cleaning of one of its clarifiers, ensuring the continued quality and efficiency of the water treatment process.

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During this three-day maintenance period, the water treatment plant will temporarily halt its operations. While this does not mean a complete water cut-off, there might be some challenges related to water supply and pressure.

Residents in parts of the ILembe District Municipality, the eThekwini Metro, and the Siza Water concession area should be prepared for a potential reduction in their water supply during this time.

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Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant maintenance, areas to get affected

Specifically, the following areas that receive their bulk water supply from the Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant may experience reduced supply and water pressure:

ILembe District:

  • Avondale
  • Ndwedwe

eThekwini Municipality:

  • Waterloo
  • Verulam
  • La Mercy

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Maintenance is necessary

“While this maintenance shutdown may inconvenience some residents. It is a necessary measure to ensure the long-term reliability and efficiency of the Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant,” said the entity.

The continuous monitoring of reservoir water levels and diligent management will help mitigate the impact. Also ensure that the disruption is kept to a minimum.

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“We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of affected communities during this period, and normal water supply is expected to be restored after the maintenance work is completed on Monday, 23 October 2023.”