Call to Reduce Water Usage During Emergency Repairs and Upgrades

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The Water and Sanitation Directorate of the city has issued a call to action for residents to reduce water consumption for the next two days due to emergency repairs and upgrades to their bulk water supply network. The repairs will have an impact on water supply across the city, especially in high-lying areas where lower water pressure is expected.

Emergency Repairs and Upgrades

The emergency repairs are necessary as the Blackheath bulk water supply requires rerouting within the network. Meanwhile, essential upgrades are underway at the Faure Water Treatment Plant, which will limit the overall daily water production volume. In light of these developments, Drakenstein, Stellenbosch municipalities, and Cape Town residents are requested to cut back on their water usage.

Essential Information about Emergency Water Supply Disruptions

To ensure public awareness and cooperation, the city has provided crucial information regarding emergency water supply disruptions:

  1. The planning process includes careful consideration of the limited time available to minimize disruptions to the water supply.
  2. Construction sites for water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are off-limits to the public for safety reasons and seamless operations.
  3. Maintenance work may turn out to be more complicated than initially anticipated, which could extend the duration of the repairs.
  4. After the water supply resumes, the water may appear discolored. Residents are advised to open an outside tap and collect the water for alternate use.
  5. The water may also appear milky due to trapped air in the pipes, and letting it stand in a glass will restore its clear appearance.

Updates and Information

The city’s official Twitter account, @CityofCTAlerts, will provide updates on the ongoing maintenance work and the location of water tankers (if applicable). Residents are encouraged to follow the account for timely information and updates on the situation.

In conclusion, the Water and Sanitation Directorate of the city is calling on residents to reduce water usage during the crucial 48-hour period when emergency repairs and upgrades to the bulk water supply network are taking place. Cooperation from residents will help facilitate the work, minimize disruptions, and ensure a swift return to normalcy.

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