The City of Cape Town’s water and sanitation department will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply to the Mitchell’s Plain area, affecting residents in Rocklands, Tafelsig, Colorado Park, Lentegeur, Westridge, Strandfontein, Bayview, Eastridge, Beacon Valley, Woodlands, Heinz Park, Mandalay, Westgate, Montrose Park, Lost City, Weltevreden Valley, Watergate and Portland on Thursday April 22 from 10am until 5pm.
Zero-pressure testing is part of the installation process for pressure management technology.
Tests are done to see if there are any unmapped inflows that need to be taken into account before smart pressure reducing valves are installed.
The City advises residents to store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and or damage when the supply is restored.
This work forms part of the City’s Water Demand Management Strategy.
Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.
The City regrets any inconvenience caused.