At least 28 Cape Town suburbs are without water for the next couple of days, due to maintenance work being carried out.

The City say these operations are very important as they involve replacing valves on the Cape Flats network.

The shutdown of the water supply will also affect areas in the Deep South.

Authorities say the water supply disruptions began from midnight on Monday and water will be restored at midnight on Wednesday.

Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien says water tankers will be available at key locations for residents.

“These locations will be communicated through the ward councillors as we as on social media. I would like to please encourage residents to make use of water tankers, also use the water, and store it sparingly. Remember that there are several residents who will be accessing these water tankers. So only take what you need”.

The ANC in the Western Cape – has appealed to the City of Cape Town – to ensure that Capetonians have access to water, while planned – water infrastructure maintenance – is underway.

While we acknowledge the necessity for the maintenance of water infrastructure, we are gravely concerned about the impact this extended disruption will have on the residents of over 20 communities. We will engage the MEC for Local Government Anton Bredell for provincial intervention”. said the leader of the opposition Khalid Sayed.

Below are the affected areas:

Pelican Park, Eagle Park, New Horizon, Peacock Close, Pelican Heights, Phumlani, Zeekoevlei, Grassy Park, Lotus River, Ottery, Wetton, Retreat, Heathfield, Steenberg, Elfindale, Marina Da Gama, Lavender Hill, Seawinds, Vrygrond, Capricorn Park, Parkwood Estate, Fairways, Southfield, Plumstead, Wynberg, Muizenberg, Lakeside and Diep River.

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