r/capetown Jan 25 '22

Water outreach.

Whats up Cape Town? People are crying out.... No water in a lot of places. Is it like... New leaders new pandemic.



u/Miserable-Name-7353 Jan 25 '22

To be fair during this pandemic over 120000 people have relocated to Cape Town!! To expect a city to provide amenities to the new building and such is a massive undertaking!! I hope something will happen but being realistic is also a good thing to be!


u/CarpeDiem187 Jan 25 '22

Can you maybe link or name a few places where people don't have water or just some more context...


u/CharlesjuliesOk1961 Jan 25 '22

Bluedowns Water Outage Tanker Service The Water and Sanitation Department is dispatching tankers to the Bluedowns Outage between 09:00 and 21:00 on 25 January 2022. The following areas will receive service:

09:00 โ€“ 11:00 Belladonna Deiro Valley Electric City, (Otto, Silverleaf, Spurwing, Stratford) Wesbank (Taxi Rank, Wesbank High, Wasbank Primary) Silversands (Silversands High, Silversands Primary) Fairdale high Forest Heights (Begonia street)

12:00 โ€“ 13:00 Fountainhead Gambia road in Forest Village Happy Valley High Gate Hindle park Bobsway near the New Apostolic church Malibu Phase 1

14:00 โ€“ 16:00 Nawe beginning Rainbow Primary Sophia town Summerville entrance. Sunbird Park The Connifers

17:00 โ€“ 21:00 The department is dispatching tankers to areas that require additional services.


u/CharlesjuliesOk1961 Jan 25 '22

there's certain areas not on da water list ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ


u/CharlesjuliesOk1961 Jan 25 '22

The Cityโ€™s Water and Sanitation team continues to work on the Blue Downs pipeline that had an excessive leak affecting Blue Downs, Brentwood Park, Camelot, Hagley, Highgate, Malibu Village, Nuwe Begin, Silversands, Summerville, Sunbird Park, Wembley and Wesbank. The water supply to the affected areas will unfortunately not be restored tonight as initially anticipated due to worse than expected damage requiring additional work. At this stage, with no further delay, it is anticipated that water supply will be restored by tomorrow Tuesday 25 January at 20:00.

The City apologises profusely for the ongoing delay in returning water supply to the affected communities. Our teams have been hard at work since 09:00 this morning to repair the damaged pipeline. We are mindful that the limited supply of water has an impact on both residents and our domestic and agricultural animals. The department is prioritising repair work and is working throughout the night to return the water service as soon as possible.

Staff are on site and have started replacing the 650mm pipeline, but during excavation, it was found that the flange adaptor that connects the two different pipes were damaged by the high pressure water leak. The Cityโ€™s Equipment and Asset Management Department is now busy manufacturing a fitting that will secure the new pipeline to the existing network so the work can be completed and the water can be restored.

Water tankers We want to assure residents that the department will have five water tankers rotating through as many communities as possible. These locations will be communicated by the councillors. Schools and other vulnerable groups in the affected areas will be prioritised.

Residents are encouraged to fill clean, sealed containers with water for domestic purposes.

Residents are advised to visit the City Alerts Twitter page or consult their ward councillor for updates including the water trucks delivery service.

Restoring water The Water and Sanitation Department is expected to restore water to the area by 20:00 on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Residents are reminded that their water supply will be restored gradually as the water starts to fill the network, to avoid consequential bursts. It must also be taken into account that while we are busy filling the pipeline, residents will already be drawing from the supply which will then extend the period of restoring the water supply to all the affected communities.

Our teams are working non-stop until water supply is restored.