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CT Cycle Tour aims for 0% use of municipal water

The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place as planned and it will be more water-wise than ever before, organisers have confirmed.

This comes after false rumors within the cycling community that the event has been cancelled due to the Cape drought crisis.

Cape Town Cycle Tour Director David Bellairs says the annual event aims to reduce its water footprint to zero.

Bellairs explains how the organisers plan to use reduce water consumption, from ablution to hospitality.

He says no water sachets are allowed on the event.

No plastic is used and, in fact, we recycle 96% of all waste that is collected on the cycle tour.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

There's a tremendous amount of work that's gone into ensuring we will not impact on the municipal water resource of the Western Cape.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

We're aiming at 0% water off the municipal grid.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

We're looking at desalinated water, the use of grey water and we're bringing in spring water from out of town for folks to fill up water bottles at the start of the event.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

We did a comprehensive water footprint analysis during the eight months of last year to ensure that we have every area covered.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour will be staged on Sunday 11 March.

Take a listen to him explain the CT Cycle Tour plans:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CT Cycle Tour aims for 0% use of municipal water


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