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


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