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Water leak leaves Southern Suburbs residents high and dry

The City of Cape Town is repairing infrastructure that has left many residents in the Southern Suburbs without water.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department says a leaking water main in Philippi has caused outages in surrounding areas.

The department's Farouk Robertson says officials are working to restore water supply by Tuesday evening.

The leakage has affected the reticulation network for a large area stretching from Philippi, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Ottery, Retreat and Pelican Park up to Wynberg, Plumstead and Southfield.

We had leaking valve from one of our bulk water mains in the Philippi area. That's the main water supplier that feeds the reticulation network in affected areas.

 Farouk Robertson, Communications Manager at the Water & Sanitation Dept for CoCT

We had to close off valves, get the water out of the pressurised pipeline, remove the valve, refurbish and replace it.

 Farouk Robertson, Communications Manager at the Water & Sanitation Dept for CoCT

By early evening most of our residents will have water, although it may not be at full pressure.

 Farouk Robertson, Communications Manager at the Water & Sanitation Dept for CoCT

The City has apologised for the inconvenienced caused by the outage.

Take a listen to the City's response:


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