City of Cape Town MEDIA RELEASE
15 OCTOBER 2012

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be installing a new valve on the bulk water supply main feeding Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Scarborough and surrounding suburbs.

The installation work will commence at 22:00 on Wednesday 17 October 2012 and will be completed by 05:00 on Thursday 18 October 2012.

The installation of the new valve forms part of the new Fish Hoek water pump station and pipeline project that is currently in progress between Clovelly and Sun Valley. This project also forms part of the City’s master planning programme to ensure the continued supply of high quality drinking water.

Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas. This includes conducting the repairs during a period when the demand for water is low, and redirecting the water supply from other network sources whilst the work is in progress.

It is envisaged that only the high-lying properties in the suburbs listed above will experience low water pressure during the period of installation and during the commissioning process.

Residents in these areas are therefore kindly requested to reduce their water consumption during this period. They should please note that when the supply is restored, the water will be slightly discoloured for a brief period.

The City wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is imperative that we maintain and improve our water supply infrastructure to ensure the continued supply of good quality drinking water to our citizens.

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ISSUED BY:
INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION AND BRANDING DEPARTMENT
CITY OF CAPE TOWN

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
FAROUK ROBERTSON
COMMUNICATION OFFICER: WATER AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL:  021 487 2318
CELL:  084 307 2001