Here's how Cape Town Carnival will not be wasting a drop of water

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Cape Town - The Western Cape is in the midst of an unprecedented drought, and this has had a profound effect on all events organised in the city of Cape Town. 

The even is scheduled to take place on 17 March, and  at present the City has given the go ahead that the event will continue as per normal. 

According to Cape Town Carnival CEO Jay Douwes, the Cape Town Carnival are "taking the situation very seriously" and are "focusing on ensuring that practical and responsible measures are implemented."

The 2018 objective is to have zero water impact on the municipal water grid.  


The current water plan for the Cape Town Carnival includes the following:

Only chemical toilets will be used.

All water for hydration for participants will be sourced from outside municipal water grids.

Water sold by vendors will be sourced from outside municipal water grids.

No water ballasting of structures will take place - only concrete ballasts will be used.

Spectators will be encouraged to bring their own water if they do not wish to buy bottled water.

No water taps will be installed along the Fanwalk, water for those who cannot afford water bottles will be supplied from water sourced from outside of the municipal water grid, and dispensed in paper cups.

Vendor's water and contained food trucks will bring in their own water for food preparation/dishes and dispose of grey water.

Rain water tanks installed at the Cape Town Carnival Workshop in Maitland is the primary source of water used. 4l per person per day is used from the municipal grid.

Find out more about the Cape Town Carnival here