Nearly 15km of pipes replaced in two months – Cape Town

City says R863m invested in this programme for year ending June 2024

Nearly 15 000m of pipes replaced in two months

2 April 2024  

In just two months, the City successfully replaced water pipes in Hout Bay, Somerset West, Gordons Bay, Bridgetown, Camps Bay, Newlands, Plumstead, Noordhoek, Simonstown, Loevenstein, Bellville and Goodwood.

Sewer pipes were replaced in Strand, Camps Bay, Lansdowne, Avondale, Lotus River, Muizenberg, Constantia, Bergvliet, Tokai, Southfield, Kuils River, Eerste River, Kraaifontein, Parow North, Mission Grounds.

Various factors are considered when identifying and prioritising pipes for replacement which include a comprehensive condition assessment to identify possible capacity upgrade requirements. Structural failures reported as service requests by the public and logged by depots are also taken into consideration.  

‘Cape Town is a rapidly growing city, so the rehabilitation and upgrades to our water and sanitation infrastructure are essential. To meet this objective, the Water and Sanitation Directorate has invested R863,6 million for the current financial year ending June 2024, towards City-wide water and sewer pipe replacements. We need to proactively maintain, rehabilitate and replace water pipelines to ensure a continuous, reliable water supply to our residents.

‘This year’s proactive pipe replacement programme is progressing well and more than 36 426m of water and 41 825m of sewer pipes have already been replaced. We will continue to monitor progress as roll-out expands to new areas, to benefit both our residents and businesses in Cape Town,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water Sanitation.

Issued by Media Office, City of Cape Town, 2 April 2024