Earthy tasting water in Sunningdale safe to drink

The City of Cape Town has reassured residents in the Sunningdale area, who have detected an earthy taste to their tap water, that it remains safe to drink and compliant with SANS241 standards. 

The City says the change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in our raw water supply. 

Geosmin poses no threat to human health.

As a precautionary measure the City has resumed the dosing of powdered activated carbon at the Voëlvlei water treatment plant to reduce the effect of the geosmin and will continue to monitor the situation.