Monday, May 25, 2009

City warns of Low water pressure in Belhar

By Mandisi Tyulu
25 May 2009


The City of Cape Town's Water and Sanitation Department says it will be installing a pressure management system on the water supply network feeding the Belhar area on Wednesday, 27 May 2009.


Spokesperson for the department Farouk Robertson says this forms part of the City's water demand management strategy whereby it aims to reduce the pressure in the water supply lines to acceptable levels in order to increase the lifespan of the water reticulation network and to reduce water wastage resulting from pipe bursts caused by the high pressures in the system.

“In order to do the installation of the pressure management system, a short section of the water main will be isolated.”


The water supply to the area will be re-routed for a period of 20 hours and this will result in a large section of Belhar experiencing low water pressure, says Robertson.


“The work will commence at 22:00 on 26 May and is expected to be completed by 18:00 on 27 May 2009.”

When the water flow is restored there might be a brief period when the water is slightly discoloured, added Robertson.

Residents must ensure that their taps are properly closed during this period. The City regrets any inconvenience caused.

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