DA Welcomes Cape Town Cycle Tour’s 2-Million Litre Water Contribution

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Cape Town – Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Shadow Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tsepo Mhlongo welcomed Cape Town Cycle Tour’s two million water contribution that will ensure the event is water neutral and supports the City’s conservation efforts.

“We commend the efforts of the Cape Town Cycle Tour team and are confident that this will encourage the visitors and residents of Cape Town and the Western Cape to save water,” said the DA in a statement.

“It is important that all people living in or visiting our vibrant city adhere to the water restrictions so that we can all defeat Day Zero together,” the DA added.The Cape Town Cycle tour announced that despite the current water crisis, the cycle tour would continue as planned on 11 March.   In addition, the Cycle tour organisers would contribute two -million litres of spring water to the city’s local water grid to offset the water footprint of an estimated 15‚000 participants from beyond the Western Cape’s borders.

According to Cape Town Cycle Tour trust marketing, media and sponsorship director, David Bellairs,   the extreme weather event would not prevent the hosting of this year’s cycle tour, which he vowed would use no municipal water.

“The water shortage is beyond a crisis‚ it’s a disaster and should be classified as such‚” said Bellairs.

The DA said it will continue to seek initiatives for the benefit of its residents and work to ensure Day Zero is defeated.