Alert: Parts of Cape Town advised not to drink tap water


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Residents in parts of Cape Town, including the Camps Bay, Sea Point and Fresnaye areas have been asked to refrain from drinking tap water until further notice.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department, in consultation with the City’s Health Department, is currently investigating complaints related to an unusual smell and taste of municipal tap water along the Atlantic Seaboard. Read the official statement below and find more trending news, right here.

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Precautionary Advisory: Residents of CBD/Atlantic Seaboard advised not to drink municipal water until further notice

Official Statement – 28 April 2021

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department, in consultation with the City’s Health Department, is investigating complaints related to an unusual smell/taste of municipal tap water along the Atlantic Seaboard.

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department, in consultation with the City’s Health Department, is investigating complaints related to an unusual smell/taste of municipal tap water along the Atlantic Seaboard.

The reports indicate that water has an earthy/metallic character.

Residents of the Camps Bay, Sea Point and Fresnaye areas are advised to refrain from drinking tap water until further notice. As soon as test results from quality sampling are available, the City will provide updates on the matter. Initial results from water samples taken in the investigation should be available by tomorrow morning, Thursday, 29 April 2021.”


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