Phoenix, Joe Slovo residents to store water ahead of pipeline upgrade

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has urged the residents of Phoenix and Joe Slovo to store enough water ahead of tonight’s planned upgrade on the water main supplying the two areas in Milnerton.

The city said residents of Phoenix and Joe Slovo have been experiencing low water pressure, and the water and sanitation maintenance team will be upgrading a section of the pipeline to improve the water pressure in these areas.

“This requires that the water supply to these areas be shut off to enable the work to be done safely. Residents in these areas are kindly requested to store enough water in advance and also to keep their taps closed during this period to prevent water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored,” the city said in a statement.

Water supply in Phoenix and Joe Slovo will be shut off from 8pm on Thursday until 3am on Friday.

The city said a water tanker will be made available to provide water for domestic consumption, where required.

“The city sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure to benefit its customers.”

For updates on the maintenance work and location of tankers, follow @CityofCTAlerts Twitter account.

Source: South African Government News Agency