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The Western Cape is currently experiencing a severe drought, which requires everyone to reduce their water usage to 50L per person, per day. The Absa Cape Epic has  worked closely with all stakeholders, including the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government, to ensure every responsible measure is taken to reduce the burden on the City’s water resources.

Whilst we are doing everything we can to save and re-use water during the event, we need everyone to play their part. This will help us achieve our goal of remaining within the restriction quota. Here are some tips on how you can help us save water at the race. 


How you can save water


How the Absa Cape Epic is saving water

With level 6B water restrictions being introduced (50 litres of potable water per person per day) and Day Zero set for 12 April 2018, the Absa Cape Epic will strive to go even further and use no more than 50 litres of potable and non-potable water per person in the race village.

In this difficult time, it is important that we as an event and all our stakeholders make an effort to save water.

Water for consumption - potable water - is secured from Swellendam municipality which is not currently in a restriction. Usage will still be calculated carefully and riders are urged not to waste a drop

Non-potable water will have been collected or pumped from various sources and filtered, used, collected again, and reused to ensure maximum use across the race village.

All potable and non-potable water usage will be measured, and steps will be taken to save and reuse water wherever possible.

We thank our sponsors and suppliers who are helping us achieve our water conservation targets.



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