City warns of possible water supply disruption in the Somerset West area this weekend
19 FEBRUARY 2016
The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will tomorrow, 20 February 2016, be performing emergency repairs on its bulk water supply pipeline in the Firgrove area in Somerset West.
The work will commence at 08:00 and should be completed by 10:00 on Monday 22 February 2016.
To ensure continued water supply to the area, water will be rerouted from other sources. This may lead to discoloration and lower pressure, but the water will be safe for consumption.
Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure that it is done in the least disruptive manner possible.
Although it is not anticipated that they will be without water, residents are advised to store water in clean sealed containers beforehand. If water supply is interrupted, the City will station a water tanker at both the Heldervue Spar and the Abels Spar that residents will be free to use.
Residents are also kindly requested to significantly reduce their water usage during this period to eliminate undue strain on the water supply reservoirs in the area. The reservoirs will be topped up before the work commences, but will have no inflow during this period. Residents are urged to refrain from watering their gardens during this period.
The City apologises for any inconvenience caused by this very short notice, however it is imperative that these repairs are performed as soon as possible.
All water and sanitation/sewer repair, maintenance or upgrade sites are to be treated as construction sites and the public are therefore cautioned against venturing into the workspace of these teams.
Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town
Media enquiries: Farouk Robertson, Communication Officer: Water and Sanitation Department, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 9873, Cell: 084 307 2001