Residents of Claremont and Newlands, it’s time to stock up on water and keep those buckets handy. The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has rolled up its sleeves for some crucial maintenance work in these Cape Town neighbourhoods.
These areas to be affected by Cape Town water maintenance
On Tuesday, from 09:00 to 18:00, the City will be conducting repairs and replacements on defective isolation valves. While these tunes of maintenance play, water supply in the areas will take a brief intermission.
The affected areas include:
- Main Road;
- Albion Road;
- Klipper Road;
- Dean Street;
- Bank Road;
- Arbor Road;
- Mount Road, and their surrounds.
During this period, some residents might experience the new trend of ‘low-pressure living,’ while others might be part of the ‘no-water’ fad. It’s a temporary lifestyle change courtesy of the City’s commitment to long-term service improvement.
The City extended its apologies for any inconvenience caused.
“This critical work is done on our water supply infrastructure to benefit customers,” the statement read.
So, while the water takes a brief siesta, here’s what residents need to know:
- The timing of this work has been carefully chosen, like picking the ripest fruit, to minimise disruption.
- These sites are like exclusive clubs – construction zones that are off-limits to the public.
- Sometimes, the maintenance work can be a bit of a diva, taking longer than expected.
- After the grand return of the water supply, the water might look like it’s dressed for a cloudy day. This milky appearance, caused by trapped air, will soon change back to its usual clear self.
In preparation for this water supply siesta, residents are advised to:
- Store water in clean, sealed containers. Think of it as water hibernation!
- Keep your taps closed. It’s like putting a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on your plumbing to avoid any unwelcome surprises when the water comes back.