The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Vinewood, Zevenwacht Estate area, which will result in the disruption of the water supply from 9pm on Tuesday August 31, until 4am on Wednesday September 1.
Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed.
Residents are advised to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.
This work forms part of the City of Cape Town’s Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.