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Pressure management work scheduled for central Cape Town areas, Protea Valley and surrounds

The City of Cape Town continues the roll-out of pressure management technology to various parts of the water supply network. This is to ensure that Cape Town uses water in the most efficient way possible as the city’s relationship with water continues to evolve. We thank residents for their continuous water conservation efforts and regret any inconvenience this will cause. Read more below:

Pressure-related work will be taking place as follows:

  • 16 and 17 October 2018: Cape Town CBD, Gardens and Zonnebloem from 19:00 to 03:00
  • 17 and 18 October 2018: Protea Valley, Van Riebeeckshof and Door De Kraal from 10:00 to 16:00

     Pressure management is helping with the metro’s water conservation effort and to adapt to the new normal of water management. It also reduces leaks and pipe bursts by better ensuring that pressure remains within levels that the pipework can tolerate, and reduces the rate of loss from leaks and bursts.

 Tips for pressure management

  • Please store only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required. Residents are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because, if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods
  • Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of water being restored after a disruption

Please always check with your neighbours whether they too are experiencing low water pressure or intermittent supply disruptions as this would in all likelihood be pressure-related. If the problem persists for an unreasonable period of time, please send an email to or call 0860 103 089, WhatsApp 063 407 3699 or SMS 31373 (max of 160 characters).

Please visit for all water-related information and follow for specific pressure management information.

At all times careful consideration is given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply. The City regrets any inconvenience caused.

 Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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