Planned connection of water pipelines : Thursday 31st March 2011

City requests residents of Far South to reduce water consumption

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department, in conjunction with the Project Managers on the Main Road Rehabilitation Project, will be completing the cross link between the existing 500mm diameter and the new 600mm diameter water pipeline on Main Road, near Kalk Bay on Thursday 31 March 2011.

This connection involves shutting the 500 mm water supply that provides water to the entire Far South beyond Clovelly. It is envisaged that the supply will be shut for approximately eight hours. The Water and Sanitation Department will ensure that there is adequate storage capacity in the various service reservoirs that are fed off this pipeline during this period. These service reservoirs should have adequate capacity to be able to cater for the demand throughout the Far South during the planned shutdown period. There should therefore be no disruption in the supply to residents during this period.

We would however like the residents in the Far South to be made aware of this shutdown and request that they be especially conservative in their water use during the period leading up to and at least two days after the shutdown period. This is necessary to ensure that the service reservoirs remain full prior to the shutdown and to refill them to adequate storage levels as soon as possible thereafter.

We will keep residents informed regarding any changes to the planned date.

The City wishes to apologise 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.

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Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Kylie Hatton, Media Manager: City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 4684 or Cell: 082 874 4605

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