City warns of water supply interruption on Friday

2017-11-09 14:50

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Residents in the CBD, Maitland and Paarden Eiland can expect water supply interruptions on Friday the City has warned.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will shut down the Tygerberg Molteno bulk water pipeline which feeds water into Cape Town central area on Friday, 10 November from 22:00 for a period of 12 hours. 

“This forms part of a pipeline condition assessment in preparation for the Cape Town Harbour emergency desalination plant. 

The affected areas include Maitland, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town Harbour (Transnet), Lower Woodstock, the Cape Town CBD and possibly Green Point and Sea Point,” read the statement.

Some affected areas will experience low water pressure or reduced water supply during this time. A water supply cut may only occur in an emergency or unforeseen situation.

“We ask all affected water users to keep up to 10 litres of drinking water per day for essential usage during this time. Please ensure that all taps are closed when not in use to prevent damage/flooding when the supply is restored.”

The City apologises for any inconvenience caused, but this is a necessary step in the City’s efforts to beat this drought – with the help of residents.

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