City to delay shut down of Tygerberg water pipeline

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Date 15 October 2021

15 October 2021


The City’s Water and Sanitation Department initially planned to shut down the 1 220mm Tygerberg water pipeline between Giel Basson Drive and Jakes Gerwel Drive, from Friday, 15 October 2021 at 18:00 until Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 06:00 to install a refurbished inline valve in the Smart Street area. This shutdown has been rescheduled for Friday, 22 October 2021 at 18:00 until Sunday, 24 October 2021 at 06:00. This work sees the completion of a project initiated in May this year, when the faulty valve was removed and sent for repairs. This will have an impact on water supply from Friday. Read more below:

This line supplies the areas of Brooklyn, Sanddrift, Tygerhof, Rugby, Century City, Paarden Eiland, Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Kensington, Acacia Park and Goodwood. Arrangements have been made to supply these areas from other parts of the network while work is under way, but low pressure or short supply disruptions are a risk. Water tankers will be stationed near Acacia Park as this area will experience the most disruption.  

Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure minimal disruption to residents.

Residents and businesses are kindly requested to reduce their water consumption during this period to reduce pressure on the network and the extent of possible water disruption while work is under way.
Residents are also advised to store water in clean, sealed containers in advance, and to ensure that their taps are left in the closed position during this period to prevent any water loss and/or water damage when the supply is restored.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused, however it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure for the benefit of its consumers.

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City of Cape Town, Media Office