The City of Cape Town plans to start upgrade and maintenance work on its water pipework network in the Bellville area from 20:00 on Monday 10 July until 30 June 2018. During this period, there will be slight supply disruptions but, as always, great care will be taken to keep disruptions to a minimum. Read more below:
The pipework network in the Bellville area, as part of the City’s reticulation system, will be upgraded and maintained to reduce pipe bursts, among other improvements.
The City is currently conducting a pressure management exercise within its reticulation network in the following areas: Welgemoed, Welgedacht, Kanonberg, Van Riebeeckshof, Oude Westhof, Protea Valley, Door de Kraal, Loevenstein, Boston, Tygervalley, Kenridge, Rosendal, Ridgeworth, Oakdale, Bloemhof, Blomtuin, Stellenberg, Eversdal, Vredekloof and Brackenfell.
The main aim of this exercise is to identify and locate zone valves which control the feeds to the areas from our reservoirs. Depending on the pressure, the City may install pressure-reducing valves in certain areas to reduce pressure. Water pressure has been the main cause of pipe bursts in these areas. In addition, the reticulation system is being upgraded and maintained to reduce pipe bursts in general.
The City hopes to carry out most of the work at night during the week. The water supply will be fully restored by the following morning.
The City apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks residents for their understanding.
Residents are advised to store some water ahead of time in clean, sealed containers for domestic use during this period just as a precaution. They should also ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water losses or possible damage when the supply is restored.