Durban and Cape Town will be affected by water shutdowns taking place from Tuesday 21 November 2023.
Water shutdowns have been affecting several cities such as Johannesburg, Durban and Cape town over the past several weeks. The City of Cape Town has planned work in several areas, which will lead to temporary outages. Durban’s Umngeni-uThukela water will be doing a 19-hour long maintenance shutdown at the Durban Heights Water Treatment Works, which will affect water access in the city.
Constantia will experience intermittent water shutdowns that will affect Alphen Drive, Hoenhort Avenue, Willowbrooke Lane, Brommaer Avenue, Midhurst Way and Valley walk between 9:00–17:00 on Tuesday 21 November 2023.
A second shut-off in Constantia will affect Sohland Avenue, Constantia Main Road, Pagasveli Road, Jacaranda Way and Bellair Drive from 9:00–17:00 on Thursday 23 November 2023.
Maintenance teams will perform repairs and do replacements on valves and fire hydrants. Residents are urged to ensure that they have adequate water supplies for the days on which the shutdowns will occur.
In Durban, the shutdown was scheduled for last week, however it was postponed. The Durban shutdown is scheduled to occur between 01:00–20:00 on 21 November. Residents have been asked to use water sparingly and to put off doing tasks that may consume additional water like washing clothes and cars, watering gardens or topping up swimming pools while the water interruption occurs.
The South African