Disruption in water supply planned for Thursday 31 May

City warns of disruption in water supply to Kalk Bay and Clovelly on Thursday 31 May 2012

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be completing a link between the upgraded 300mm diameter water supply line in Main Road, Kalk Bay to the existing water reticulation network on Thursday 31 May 2012. This requires shutting off the 315mm diameter main water supply line to the area and involves three connections between the new and existing infrastructure in this vicinity.

This will result in the disruption of the water supply to the area from Colyn Road opposite Kalk Bay Station through to and including Clovelly (between Main Road and Boyes Drive) from 08:30 until 17:00. The areas impacted by this shutdown are Kalk Bay and Clovelly.

Careful consideration has been given to minimising the impact as far as possible. The effect of this shutdown will be similar to that of the connection which was completed in December last year.

This section of pipeline forms part of Phase 2 of the Main Road rehabilitation project currently in progress between Muizenberg and Clovelly. This project also 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 residents.

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 car park near the intersection of Clairvaux Road (Boyes Drive) and Main Road should residents require any water for domestic consumption.

Residents are also reminded that, although the City has made all efforts to shut down the water supply by closing various valves for this purpose, they should treat the water supply to/on their premises as uninterrupted (normal) and be cognisant of the fact that unattended open taps could lead to water wastage and possible damage to property once water supply is brought back on line.

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 residents.

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