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CT Cycle Tour sources 3 million litres of water to keep event off municipal grid

With the water crisis in Cape Town far from over, the organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour have promised that this year's event will not use a single drop of municipal water.

The annual race takes place on 11 March.

Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, David Bellairs says they have plans in place to ensure that there is zero usage of municipal water on race day.

We have taken the event completely off the municipal grid. We have grey water and spring water, there won't be showers this year and there will be grey water in the chemical loos.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

All of our suppliers have had to sign special agreements that they will not be using any municipal water.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

Bellair says they have managed to secure 3 million litres of water, with over 1.3 million litres of potable water being trucked in from Swellendam.

The 3 million litres will be added to the Steenbras Dam supply and has been audited by the City of Cape Town.

The amount of tests that had to take place on the water to ensure that it is suitable to go into the dam or reticulation system is immense. The city of Cape Town through the Mayor's office have been guiding us through the quagmire of requirements.

David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

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