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Century City Winter Preparedness Plan

With the drought having taken a hefty toll in the Western Cape, the region is collectively willing a wetter than usual winter to provide much needed relief

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Date 20 June 2017

With the drought having taken a hefty toll in the Western Cape, the region is collectively willing a wetter than usual winter to provide much needed relief. In preparation for the hoped-for rains, staff of the Century City Property Owners’Association has been hard at work clearing the storm-water system.

Gordon Ralph, the CCPOA Facilities and Infrastructure Manager, says this work was being done to help prevent blockages and consequent flooding and to ensure that pollutants do not enter the canal system during the first heavy winter rainfall. As part of the CCPOA’s winter preparedness plan, more than 250 CCPOA and City of Cape Town storm-water inlets, catch pits, drains and channels have been checked and cleaned of litter, sand and plant debris.

“Owing to the hot, dry conditions since last winter, we have had to remove a lot more debris and sand than usual. We have also paid particular attention to those areas where construction has been underway as this also contributes significantly to the dust and debris that has to be removed.” Ralph says the entire system will be re-checked after winter.