Cape film and events companies told to find alternate water sources
Mayco Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith says the City has added a provision to the film and events permit which now states companies need to show a full water plan that's independent of utilising municipal water.
This provision will apply to upcoming events like the Cape Town Cycle Tour and Two Oceans Marathon.
They need show us and prove that they have alternative water sources and that it is preventing our scarce water sources from being unduly used.JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security
We are very serious about this and we are delighted with the way the industry is working with us and has embraced the idea.JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security
Smith says with the current drought situation, most big events held in Cape Town are starting to make their own plans for the water.
He says water for the race will be sourced from the natural spring and this has been approved by the Department of Water and Sanitation.
The organisers have also engaged with the runners to use hydration packs and the ice used to keep the water sachets cool is from recycled water. It is clearly marked not for consumption.JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security
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