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City to ramp up pressure management for drought relief

The first planned works in this regard will take place in a section of Paarden Eiland on Friday 12 January 2018, from 20:00 to 04:00.

In response to the worst drought in the city’s history, the Water and Sanitation Department is expediting the roll-out of pressure management technology to various parts of the water supply network. We thank residents for their co-operation in reducing water consumption thus far, and regret any inconvenience this will cause.

The first planned works in this regard will take place in Paarden Eiland, in the area bounded by the Marine Drive Service Road to the north, Duncan and Lower Church Roads to the west, Paarden Eiland Road to the east and FW De Klerk Boulevard (N1 freeway) to the south. Some 367 customers will be affected.

The work is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Friday 12 January 2018, from 20:00 to 04:00. Other areas will be informed of supply disruptions in due course.

Not only does pressure management generally lower consumption by reducing the rate at which water flows to properties, it also reduces leaks and pipe bursts by better ensuring that pressure remains within levels that the pipework can tolerate, and reduces the rate of loss from leaks and bursts.

We have identified 25 areas across the city that could benefit from this technology over the next three months, and contractors have been brought in to speed up the programme.

At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused; these are part of our efforts to avoid Day Zero.

Source: City of Cape Town

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