Streaming issues? Report here
Africa Melane June 2020 Africa Melane June 2020
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Sport
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle

How 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour plans to use zero municipal potable water

26 October 2017 5:12 PM
Tags:
Cycling
Cape Town Cycle Tour
water savings
#waterwatch

Dave Bellairs of the Cycle Tour Trust chats to John Maytham about the plans in place.

Dave Bellairs of the Cycle Tour Trust chats to John Maytham about the plans in place for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. He says when planning began for the March 2018 event, water was top of the agenda.

They have compiled a brand new water policy, he says.

We have had an independent environmental management company come in and do an assessment of our water footprint.

Dave Bellairs, Cycle Tour Trust

They are exploring a variety of options including bringing in water from outside of the province to supplement water usage for ice on route - and also using desalinated water for washing, toilets and showering.

It's our intention for 2018 to ensure that we are pretty much completely off the municipal grid and municipal potable water altogether.

Dave Bellairs, Cycle Tour Trust

Their current water footprint is around 300 000 litres. At this stage with their current plan, they are still looking to source 9000 litres for the chemical toilets. But he says they plan to use desalinated water and this will bring the usage to zero.

The desalinated water will be sourced through a private company, he says.

The actual usage of the water on the day will be taken down to a zero-sum game.

Dave Bellairs, Cycle Tour Trust

He says they have looked at every aspect and will release the full plan within the next few weeks.

Take a listen:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : How 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour plans to use zero municipal potable water


26 October 2017 5:12 PM
Tags:
Cycling
Cape Town Cycle Tour
water savings
#waterwatch

More from #WaterWatch

Missing Image Placeholder

Be prepared: CoCT is conducting site-inspections of wellpoints and boreholes

12 August 2019 7:27 AM

Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape TownXanthea Limberg explains.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Capetonians water consumption down by about 536 million litres of water a day

22 March 2019 9:22 AM

Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg talks to Kieno Kammies about Cape Town's latest dam levels.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Here are the amended level 3 water restrictions for Cape Town

12 March 2019 8:06 AM

The City has further relaxed level 3 water restrictions allowing the use of a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing system.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Cape winter rainfall predictions 'too soon to tell'

6 March 2019 7:25 AM

Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about this year's winter rainfall pattern.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Alien Attack! The trees causing CPT to lose 50 billion litres of water each year

31 January 2019 2:05 PM

Director at the Nature Conservancy South Africa Louise Stafford says the loss is equivalent to two months water supply.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

10 key changes that kick in when water restrictions drop from Level 5 to Level 3

29 November 2018 5:05 PM

Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December. Here's how it'll affect residents.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Cape Town relaxes water restrictions to level 3

29 November 2018 12:25 PM

This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day come 1 December.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Harvesting stormwater from Liesbeek River may aid CT water supply, students find

28 November 2018 5:03 PM

Three UCT Biological Sciences students have published their first paper explaining how water from the Cape Town river could help.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

Capetonians, not yet time to relax water saving measures

21 November 2018 9:33 AM

Dr Peter Johnston says although we have received good rain this year, it is still not enough.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

No changes to water management devices despite Level 5 water restriction shift

5 November 2018 8:27 AM

The City has responded to concerns whether the water management sevices will be adjusted to take into account new restrictions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward