In response to the worst drought in the city’s history, the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department is expediting the roll-out of pressure management technology to various parts of the water supply network. By creating more automated pressure zones, the City is able to adjust water pressure remotely and work more efficiently. Read more below:
The first planned works in this regard will take place in the Dunoon Zone which is bounded by Malibongwe Drive to the north, Koeberg Road to the west and the N7 to the east. Some 5 250 households will be affected.
The work is scheduled to take place on Monday, 19 February 2018, from 20:00 to 02:00. Other areas will be informed of supply disruptions in due course.
Not only does pressure management generally lower consumption by reducing the rate at which water flows to properties, it also reduces leaks and pipe bursts by better ensuring that pressure remains within levels that the pipework can tolerate, and reduces the rate of loss from leaks and bursts which do occur.
We have identified 25 areas across the city that could benefit from this technology over the next three months, and contractors have been brought in to speed up the programme.
At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.
The City regrets any inconvenience caused; these are part of our efforts to avoid Day Zero