Archive for July, 2010

Popeye at Kalk Bay Harbour

July 28, 2010

Just for fun – a picture shot at Kalk Bay Harbour for a new advertising campaign.


Click on the picture for the background story.


Cancellation of planned Kalk Bay, St James water supply disruption

July 26, 2010

Please note that the water supply shutdown planned for Tuesday, 27 July 2010 has been cancelled until further notice.

Preparatory work to complete house connections off the new supply along Main Road needs to be undertaken first.

You will be kept informed as to when the shutdown will be rescheduled.

Kim Diedericks

Disruption of water supply in Main Road, St James, Kalk Bay and Clovelly on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

July 24, 2010

The Water and Sanitation Department along with the contractor Civils 2000 will be joining the upgraded 315mm diameter water supply line in Main Road, St James to the existing water reticulation network on Tuesday 27 July 2010. This involves shutting the 500mm diameter main water supply line to the area.

This will result in the disruption of the water supply to the area between Braemar Road in St James right through to Clovelly (between Main Road and Boyes Drive) from 08:30 until 20:30 on Tuesday 27 July 2010.

The areas impacted by this shutdown are: St James, Kalk Bay and Clovelly.

Careful consideration was given to minimise the impact/discomfort factor as far as possible.

This is the final stage of the first phase of the 315 mm diameter pipeline upgrade to this area. The next phase entails the upgrade of this 315mm diameter pipeline to Clovelly and is done in conjunction with the other service improvement projects currently underway along Main Road. This project forms part of the City’s pipeline replacement programme to timeously replace ageing or deteriorating infrastructure in order to ensure that drinking water of a high quality is provided to citizens.

Residents are kindly requested to store sufficient water in clean, sealed containers for domestic consumption to minimise the inconvenience.

A water tanker will be placed on standby at the St James station should residents require any water for domestic consumption.

Residents must also ensure that their taps are closed whilst the work is in progress to eliminate the possibility of water loss or damage being incurred when the water supply and pressure is restored and nobody is at home.

The City wishes to apologize for any inconvenience caused. It is imperative that we maintain our water supply infrastructure to ensure the continued supply of quality drinking water to our citizens.

City of Cape Town

Water and Sanitation Department

Utility Services Directorate

Instructions for red arrows on traffic lights at the stop/go intersections

July 20, 2010

For people entering from side roads into the sections of Main Road under construction.

Please note the following:

Flashing arrows indicate the direction of traffic flow.

Static arrows indicate that there is still traffic in the system.

Electricity supply to parts of Kalk Bay interrupted on Thursday

July 14, 2010

The City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department needs to carry out essential work at the Kalk Bay substation.

The electricity supply to parts of Kalk Bay will therefore be interrupted on Thursday 15 July 2010 between 09:00 to 14:00.

Affected areas: Between Main Road and Boyles Drive stretching from Dalebrook Road up to Ladan Road, but excluding Kalk Bay Harbour.

For further details, please phone 021 788 8961 between 07:30 to 16:00.

Customers are advised to treat electricity installations as live for the full duration of the interruption as the electricity supply may be restored at any time without warning.