Adriaan Roets
2 minute read
29 Jan 2018
12:53 pm

How the Met went ‘water wise’

Adriaan Roets

The 60 000 litres of water was sourced outside of Cape Town.

The Sun Met brought on 60 000 litres of water to service guests and racegoers at Kenilworth Racecourse as a means to preserve municipal waterEffectively, the event did not make use of the Kenilworth Racecourse water taps on the day, in the commitment to support the province’s concerted drive to conserve this scarce and precious resource. 

The 60 000 litres of water was sourced outside of Cape Town, from an area that is not experiencing water restrictions. 

In doing so, all parties involved can ensure that revellers enjoy festivities without adding to Cape Town’s current water crisis

Furthermore, a plan will be made and put into action to ensure that any surplus water following the Sun Met event is put to use to help alleviate the Cape Town water crisis,” assures Rob Collins, Chief Operations Officer of Sun International.

One of Sun International’s most-loved hotels in Cape Town, The Table Bay, is leading the way with their plan to promote water conservation in the Western Cape. Through a mix of technological and behavioural interventions, The Table Bay has successfully retained similar water consumption during peak occupancy periods to that of its lowest occupancy periods.

“Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water. We all have a responsibility to use water mindfully,” says Joanne Selby, the General Manager at The Table Bay.

All Cape Town residents and tourists visiting The Mother City during this time are encouraged to participate in the water saving effort by:

Showering instead of bathing

Keeping their showers short

Switching off the tap when brushing their teeth


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