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Fish Hoek water supply to be cut for maintenance

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The City of Cape Town has advised Fish Hoek residents that the area’s water supply will be disrupted from 7pm this evening due to emergency maintenance. It will affect the water supply to all avenues below Main Road.

“this would mean that we will be cutting the water supply until the work is complete.” said spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation, Farouk Robertson.

He added that the City would be doing “an emergency repair to a control valve on the water supply line which has been leaking profusely.”

Robertson also said that the process will take place during the evening due to heat conditions experienced during the day.

“We have given careful consideration to the hot weather we are currently experiencing and therefore we have scheduled (it for the evening)”.

“We request residents to store water in sealed clean containers so that they have sufficient water to carry them through this period,” he suggested.

Residents are also advised that if they do not have sufficient water that there will be arrangements made.

“We are making a water tanker available which will be stationed in the vicinity of the False bay hospital. We would also like to request residents to ensure that their taps are closed during the maintenance period so that they do not incur and water loss or water damage,” he emphasised.

Robertson apologised to residents for the inconvenience.

“It is our endeavour to have the work completed sometime later tonight and we will be giving this our level best.” VOC (Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed)


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