The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced scheduled maintenance work in Thornton and Grand West, which will lead to temporary water supply disruptions.

Expressing regret for any inconvenience caused, the city underscores the importance of this critical infrastructure work to enhance services for residents.

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Scheduled for Wednesday, 14 February 2024, starting at 10:00 and extending overnight until Thursday, 15 February 2024, at 4:00, the maintenance team will focus on repairing the scour valve and replacing a meter insert on the 535mm diameter pipeline in Thornton.

Temporary water halt in Cape Town specific areas

Consequently, water supply will be temporarily halted to facilitate the safe completion of the task.

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City officials urge affected residents to prepare accordingly by storing sufficient water for domestic use.

Additionally, authorities will deploy water tankers to provide essential water supplies where necessary.

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Highlighting key aspects of the planned disruptions, the City of Cape Town emphasised, “Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is being done at a time that is least disruptive to the water supply.”

Public reminded: Construction zone protocol

Furthermore, the City remind residents that all maintenance sites consider construction zones and prohibit public access. Acknowledging the possibility of unforeseen complexities extending the duration of the work, officials caution residents to anticipate potential delays.

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Following the restoration of water supply, residents may notice temporary discoloration or a milky appearance in the water due to trapped air in the pipes. However, this is expected to dissipate, returning the water to its normal clarity.

The City urges residents to stay informed about the scheduled maintenance. They should also cooperate with the necessary precautions. This will help minimise inconvenience during this essential infrastructure upgrade.



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