The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be completing four new separate connections from the existing 450mm diameter water trunk main at the intersection of Main Road and Clovelly Road in Clovelly over the next four weeks. These new connections will assist in pumping water to the reservoir in order to supply the area.

This work will require a shutdown of the water supply on the incoming trunk main that supplies all of the suburbs in the Far South area between 08:00 and 16:00 on 12, 19 and 26 February and 5 March 2013 in order to complete the connections.

The City has, however, put plans in place to ensure that the shutdowns will not result in a disruption to the water supply to consumers in the area. The Water and Sanitation Department will ensure that all of the local service reservoirs are filled to capacity prior to the planned shutdowns so that there is a sufficient water supply. The supply to the residents in the Far South should therefore not be directly affected during the shutdown and connection process.

Residents are, however, requested to please use water sparingly during each of the shutdowns and for a number of days thereafter to allow the service reservoirs to reach and maintain full capacity.

The new connections form part of the Clovelly Pump Station and infrastructure upgrade project. The Clovelly Pump Station and associated reticulation infrastructure is currently being upgraded in terms of master planning requirements in order to meet the future water demand needs in the Far South.

The City wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is essential though that we improve our water supply infrastructure to the benefit of all our consumers.

Media release

4 FEBRUARY 2013

Issued by: Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department,

City of Cape Town