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Water tests at Sea Vista and Cape St Francis

13 March 2019

Water discreteness will be conducted at Sea Vista and Cape St Francis over the next three weeks and could lead to water outages for up to four hours in these areas. 

Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Councillor Freddy Campher said expert contractors had been appointed to carry out the tests, aimed at helping to combat water losses.

“The Re-Solve/EAS Joint Venture has been tasked to conduct discreteness testing in order to optimise the water reticulation system, as well as to locate potential leaks,” he said.

Campher warned that the tests could lead to a drop in water pressure or water interruptions for up to three hours in the areas where the teams were working.  

Tests will be conducted in the residential area of Sea Vista next week, from 18 to 20 March, and in Cape St Francis the following week, from 25 to 27 March. Tests will then be conducted at the Sea Vista industrial area from 27 to 29 March.

“Residents will most likely experience a disruption of the water supply on the first or second day, but we recommend that they also prepare for possible interruptions on the third day."   

He said the teams would be easily identifiable as they will be wearing brightly coloured safety vests and carrying ID cards.

“They will also be making use of branded vehicles and will have a letter signed by Kouga Municipality, indicating the activities to be undertaken.

“We ask that residents be patient during the execution of these activities in order to help us reduce water losses and ensure ongoing reliable service delivery to all residents.”