Water conservation

WHERE THE WATER COMES FROM

BALLITO

We use borehole water from the farm.

 

CAPE TOWN

We use spring water which is transported to the event in tankers.

 

JOHANNESBURG, KNYSNA, PRETORIA, NELSPRUIT and PORT ELIZABETH

We use water from fire hydrants, which is potable water.

 

WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR WATER?

We recirculate water during the day.

The water goes into a catchment area and is pumped via a filtration system back to the top.

During filtration it’s treated and we also check the pH-levels and ensure it’s clean and still safe.

The slide uses a custom-designed circulation system to use a minimum of water.

Thick (18,5 oz or 500 g) durable commercial grade vinyl is used.

We have an equal distribution of water on the slide (under the various arches) to avoid pooling and leaks; this also prevents dry spots on the slide.

We can control the water flow on each arch and if necessary it can be shut down immediately.

There’s a high standard of zero leakage on the slide.

 

WHERE DOES THE WATER GO AFTER THE EVENT?

In Ballito, it is circulated back into Sugar Rush Park’s water system.

In Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Knysna, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, the water is put through the filtration system and then put into tankers and delivered to the municipality to be used where they need it most.

The water from the Ballito event is also put through this filtration system before being returned to the park

 

HOW MUCH WATER DO WE USE?

We use between 30 and 40 kilolitres per city event (remember the water isn’t wasted – it’s re-used and recycled).

To put this into perspective:

A 5 x 5 m swimming pool with an average depth of 1,5 m takes 37 kilolitres (this is considered an average pool).

An Olympic swimming pool takes 2500 kilolitres of water.