Hout Bay Residents Urged To Store Water, Close Taps

Residents of Hout Bay in Cape Town have been urged to store water in “clean sealed containers” and asked to close their taps on Tuesday night because supplies will be interrupted.

City authorities will be carrying out “pressure tests” in the seaside suburb situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula.

The City’s water and sanitation department said it will be “performing zero pressure tests on the supply feeding the Hout Bay water zones bounded by Victoria Avenue, Princess Street and Hout Bay Main Road”.

The work will result in the disruption of the water supply to these areas on Tuesday from 20:30 until 04:00 on Wednesday.

“It is recommended that residents store water in clean, sealed containers for use during this period,” said the water and sanitation department.

Taps must be closed after the water goes off to prevent any water loss or damage to property when the supply is restored.

“Pressure management forms part of the City’s water demand management plan and will significantly reduce the occurrence of burst pipes and subsequent water losses,” said the water and sanitation department.

“The City regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.”