Water supply disruption warning

There will be a disruption to the water supply in Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye and Tamboerskloof from 10pm tonight, Thursday December 23, until 4am tomorrow, Friday December 24.

The water supply to Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye and Tamboerskloof will be disrupted today and tomorrow, the City has said.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be finalising the reinstatement of the water supply pipeline from the Kloof Nek Reservoir that was damaged by a falling tree in September this year.

This work will result in the disruption of the water supply to these affected areas from 10pm tonight, Thursday December 23, until 4am tomorrow, Friday December 24.

These areas have been supplied via a temporary arrangement since the incident.

“Shutting down the water supply to the Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye and Tamboerskloof areas is necessary to allow the maintenance crews to do the coupling of the newly-repaired pipeline safely,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for water and sanitation, Zahid Badroodien.

“Careful consideration has been given to the work to ensure that it is done at a time that is least disruptive to our consumers.

“Consumers in these areas are kindly requested to store water upfront in clean sealed containers for domestic consumption during this period and to keep their taps closed to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.

“A water tanker will be stationed in the parking area opposite Freedom Court in Astana Street in the Bo-Kaap to provide water for domestic purposes where required,” said Dr Badroodien.