Sevens

City looks to save water at CT Sevens

2017-12-06 11:48
Patricia de Lille (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - There are plans in place to save water during this weekend’s Cape Town Sevens.

READ: Bookies back Blitzboks to win Cape Town Sevens

Experiencing its worst drought in 100 years, the city and its leadership have been on a mission to get the citizens of Cape Town to save water.

And with over 115 000 people expected in and around Cape Town Stadium this weekend as the Blitzboks look to win their second World Series tournament in as many weeks, measures are in place to ensure that no water is wasted.

Even at a press conference hosted at the stadium on Wednesday, there were visible signs illustrating detailed water saving techniques.

“I know that people don’t drink a lot of water at the Sevens ... they drink beer,” Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town joked.

“We will be having messages up on the screen asking people to save water. We have to ask you to save water so we can get through this drought together.”

De Lille added that players taking part this weekend had all been briefed on the crisis.

“We have already put in water measures in place so that in the bathrooms there will be signs up all over,” added De Lille.

“We know that the local Capetonians have already done so well in saving water, but we are ready. We have an emergency plan in place and everything is in place for the weekend.”

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Of the current crop of rugby commentators - across all languages - who is your favourite?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.