n IMIESA - Curing Cape Town's pipelines : municipal projects - western cape

Volume 41, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 41, Issue 2, Feb 2016, p. 16 - 17
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



In 2013, the City of Cape Town enlisted one of South Africa's leading consulting engineering firms to assist with the implementation of various water and sewer pipe replacement projects in the Cape Flats, southern suburbs and peninsula areas. A NUMBER OF projects, scheduled to replace ageing infrastructure prone to bursts, were completed in 2014 and 2015 and additional projects are now in the planning and construction stages. Various pipe replacement methods are being used, including pipe-cracking, open-trench pipe replacements and cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology, depending on site conditions. The number and frequency of pipe bursts in areas are tracked in order to identify and prioritise pipe replacement projects. Scheduled pipe replacement is essential to reduce service delivery disruptions and expensive emergency repairs.

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