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City advises of water supply disruption in the Khayelitsha Low Zone area

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Khayelitsha Low Zone (Mandela Park, T3-V3, Graceland, Ekuphumleni, Village 2 North, Solomon Mahlangu, Site B, Village 3 North, Victoria Mxenge, Griffiths Mxenge, Village 4 North, Village 2 north, Village 1 North, Silvertown and T3-V5) area. This work will result in the disruption of water supply to this area on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, from 20:00 until 04:00 on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed.

Residents are kindly advised to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.

This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused.

Source: City Of Cape Town

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