Roads closed after major pipe burst in Constantia Heights

A burst pipe on the corner of Klaasenbosch Drive and Brommersvlei Road, will impact water services and road access in the area.

Water pressure in Constantia Heights will be severely impacted and roads accessing Brommersvlei Road will be closed between Sun Valley Avenue and Klaasenbosch Drive as a result of a major pipe burst at the corner of Klaasenbosch Drive and Brommersvlei Road.

According to ward councillor Emile Langenhoven, the City’s Water and Sanitation teams were out in the early hours of the morning to assess the issues.

“Water is being turned off to assess the damage, after which they will proceed with the repair and recharge the system. The pipe is the mainline from the Wynberg Reservoir down to the South. All water pressure will be significantly reduced and some areas will have no supply at all.

“If you have sufficient supplies of potable water please reach out via your street and block WhatsApp groups to offer a litre or two to neighbours who may not have kept the requisite 24 hour stock on their property.”

Wynberg resident Chantel Manuel, who was walking her dogs along the Alphen trail this morning, told the Bulletin she had noticed water gushing down the gravel path leading from Brommersvlei Road, and that, closer to the road, the path had become inaccessible due to flooding.

The City said it is currently investigating the matter and will advise once feedback is received. At the time of publication the City was unable to provide a timeline for the repair work.

The intersection of Klaasenbosch and Brommersvlei, where the pipe burst was already overflowing with water early this morning.