Disruptions to water supply in northern suburbs

Residents are encouraged to store water ahead of time in clean, sealed containers.

The City has warned that the water supply to the some areas in the northern suburbs will be disrupted this week due to zero pressure testing.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting the tests on the main water supply to Labiance, Marinda Heights, Loumar and Shirley Park, which will result in the disruption of water supply from 7pm on Tuesday May 18, until 2am on Wednesday May 19.

The tests will be conducted in the Belgravia and Thalmen areas in Bellville, causing the disruption of the water supply from 7pm on Wednesday May 19, until 2am on Thursday May 20.

Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology and is 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.