The City of Cape Town has advised of water supply disruption to Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye, and Tamboerskloof.

The department will be finalising the reinstatement of the water supply pipeline from the Kloof Nek Reservoir that was damaged by a falling tree earlier in September this year. These areas have been supplied via a temporary arrangement since the incident, as structural repairs on the pipe from Kloof Nek Reservoir would take some time to complete.

This will result in the disruption of the water supply to these affected areas from 22:00 on Thursday 23 December 2021 until 04:00 on Friday 24 December 2021.

Mayco Member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien says: “Shutting down the water supply to the Bo-Kaap, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye and Tamboerskloof areas is necessary to allow the maintenance crews to do the coupling of the newly-repaired pipeline safely. Careful consideration has been given to the work to ensure that it is done at a time that is least disruptive to our consumers.”
He adds: “A water tanker will be stationed in the parking area opposite Freedom Court in Astana Street in the Bo-Kaap to provide water for domestic purposes where required.”

Two beaches in Simon’s Town, Seaforth and Waters Edge will remain closed following a sewage spill.

In a statement, the City of Cape said that the sewage spill that caused the temporary closure was due to a break in the rising main pipeline in the vicinity of the parking area on Thursday 4 November.

The pipe was fully repaired the same day, the area was cleaned, and bio-enzymes were also applied.

Ongoing testing of the water is being done. “Repeat water sampling as per standard protocol is ongoing and the beaches will be reopened only once testing confirms bacterial counts have returned to safe levels. Water quality results for Thursday’s samples, taken during the spill, showed very high bacterial levels,” says the City of Cape Town.

Signage has been posted at both beaches to advise the public of the temporary closure. People have been warned to stay out of the water and avoid contact with the water at these beaches.

Officials will advise as soon as it is safe to return to these beaches