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Thursday, 15 March 2012

CCT Media Release: Water disruption 17 – 18 Mar Camps Bay


15 MARCH 2012

City warns of disruption in water supply to Camps Bay this weekend

The City of Cape Town's Water and Sanitation Department will be carrying out the required upgrade on the water supply network feeding the Camps Bay area from 22:00 on Saturday night, 17 March 2012 until 06:00 on Sunday morning, 18 March 2012.

This follows the tests, camera inspection and installation of a by-pass connection earlier in the month. The upgrade will ensure that the water supply infrastructure will not be negatively impacted by heavy-duty vehicular activities.

The work will result in a disruption to the water supply from Camps Bay Drive to Victoria Road – including the Twelve Apostles Hotel – between 22:00 on Saturday night and 06:00 on Sunday morning.

This work forms part of the City's water infrastructure maintenance and upgrade strategy, which also addresses the impact of changing environments on the water supply pipelines.

When the water flow and pressure is restored, there might be a brief period when the water is slightly discoloured. Residents are advised to store drinking water in clean, sealed containers for domestic purposes.

Residents must please ensure that their taps are properly closed during this period. Should the tap be inadvertently left open and the flow restored while they are away from home, damage could be caused and a considerable amount of water wasted.

The City wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but it is essential that we improve our water supply infrastructure to the benefit of our consumers.


Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Farouk Robertson, Communication Officer: Water and Sanitation Department, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 487 2318 or Cell: 084 307 2001

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