The City of Cape Town has advised residents to boil their tap water as water in the distribution system is currently discoloured over a large part of the eastern, central and southern suburbs.
The City released a statement on Monday, where they revealed that the discolouration in the water is due to a process control fault at the Faure Water Treatment Plant.
As a safety precaution, residents are advised to boil the water before drinking especially if it appears discoloured.
“We are now feeding the affected areas of the network from Blackheath Reservoir and the situation is anticipated to normalise over the next few days,” the City said.
The City said that they are working on resolving the problem as soon as possible, and would like to apologise for any inconvenience.