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. We thank residents for their cooperation in reducing water consumption thus far, and regret any inconvenience this will cause. Read more below:
Pressure management work will be taking place, weather permitting, in the Mountainside area on Thursday 12 July 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00. This could result in a temporary water disruption for Mountainside, Onverwacht and Gordon’s Bay. This area is bounded by Octupus Road to the north, St Croix Road to the west, Dennehof Drive to the east and Sir Lowry’s Pass Road to the south.
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.
Please store only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required. Residents living in the affected areas are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods.
Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of water being restored after a disruption.
At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.