The Water and Sanitation Directorate will be conducting a dummy shutdown on its water supply main to the Lotus River, Phumlani, Eagle Park, Pelican Park, Peacock Close and Pelican Heights areas from 09:00 until 16:00 on Wednesday,10 August 2022. This will result in the disruption of the water supply to these areas along Strandfontein Road stretching from Fifth Avenue, Lotus River down Pelican Heights.
‘This dummy shutdown will assist the planning teams in assessing the capability of the water supply network for rerouting in preparation for an actual shutdown. This is a very important exercise as it provides an indication of the extent of the impact and what mitigation measures need to be implemented and what the possibilities are to maintain the water supply to these areas,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation.
Residents are kindly requested to store water upfront in clean, sealed containers for domestic use during this period and to ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.
Tankers will be roaming to provide water for domestic consumption where required.
The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it must explore opportunities within its water supply infrastructure network to benefit its consumers.
Source: City Of Cape Town