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Extensive damage caused to bulk water main, says CoCT

The City of Cape Town hopes to restore water to the Southern Suburbs by Tuesday morning. This after a leak was detected in the 915mm diameter bulk water main in Blackbird Avenue in Parkwood on Sunday, which is due to a leak of an air valve that was vandalised. SUPPLIED: CoCT Mayco Member for water and sanitation, Zahid Badroodien, says its teams are in the process to remove the bulk water pipe. The new pipe, he says, is already on site. ‘’We have consulted with the ward councillors for tanker locations and this will be communicated in due course. A list will be posted here. At this moment there is no clear timeframe. The damage is quite extensive. However, efforts are being undertaken to resolve this issue speedily to safely restore the water by tomorrow morning. This is a changing estimate and is not a final indication of repair completion timeline.’’ ‘’We apologize for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to repair the damage and p

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