Major water disruptions loom in Cape Town: Here's what you need to know

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Residents of Cape Town, brace yourselves.

The City's Water and Sanitation Directorate has announced major water supply disruptions from October 4 to 6, due to critical maintenance work.


The affected areas include Claremont, Newlands, Rondebosch, and the Nonkqubela area in Khayelitsha.

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the pipes are in kak condition in older areas and it seems they just patching and moving on but there is a bigger action required...hopefully this is part of that required action...
 
Well at least the City of Cape Town are doing something constructive.


What are the other Provinces doing?
niks..its just falling apart...partly the reason for all those outages past the mountain i believe...this is apparently the start of the fix...must kill them to be using some of their water levy billions
 
I haven't gone a single week without at least one day with water supply disruption in my area in Bellville for at least the past few months. It's been getting worst every year due to aging infrastructure and I forsee is getting much worst in the years to come.

More and more areas will start seeing the same results age dependent.
 
the pipes are in kak condition in older areas and it seems they just patching and moving on but there is a bigger action required...hopefully this is part of that required action...
A few years ago, Table View had frequent pipe bursts, after that they did some major work, and seem to have stabilised now.
 
A few years ago, Table View had frequent pipe bursts, after that they did some major work, and seem to have stabilised now.
Yea I remember this. No water for a good while. There were water trucks available during the work.
 
Had 3 or 4 short outages in Edgemead over the last month (don't remember others in the last 24 months). Burst pipes. Usually repaired in a couple hours.

Stormwater is a big issue here. Any hectic rain usually resolves in the stormwater drains being completely full and flooding. The ward councillor says the city engineers are in the process of designing a permanent solution.
 
All y'all bitching about cpt and how crap the stuff is need to come spend some time in durbs or jhb..

You're lucky if a pipe is repaired in 3 or 4 days unless it's a major pipe, then it's a day or 2. If it's a weird or small problem then it could be weeks.
 
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