Technology helps Volvo Ocean Race save water and cut plastic in Cape Town | Volvo Ocean Race

Nov 29, 2017, 2:39 GMT

Love Pure Water is proud to be working with Bluewater that is helping the citizens of Cape Town enjoy pure drinking water during the 17 day visit of the Volvo Ocean Race to the drought-stricken South African city.

Bluewater has provided four water stations that turn polluted water into clean drinking water using a compact Bluewater Pro water purifier, capable of producing over 7,500 liters of direct-flow water every day – and without using a drop of Cape Town’s municipal water. #VolvoOceanRace #NoSingleUsePlastics

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David Noble: What makes blue water completely different from any other water purification company in the world? We can deliver more water using less water, generating up to 80% less waste water from our machines. And also being able to remove just about any pollution that you might find in water from lead, to chemicals, to chlorine, to fluoride, even organic matter.

I think for Bluewater to have come down here to Cape Town at the behest of Volvo, and we were very proud and honoured the Volvo actually asked us if we could step up and help the city of Cape Town deal with its water shortage problem, what we are delivering them we are able to take any water that they give us and turn it into clean water that means we are not touching a single drop for municipal water. That stays firmly intact for the people of Cape Town.

As a by-product of what they’re delivering in terms of clean water are also reducing the need for single use plastic bottles I mean we are totally on a mission to stop that use.

We expect during the 17 days of the whole motion race here in Cape Town to reduce the amount of plastic bottles being used by about at least 500,000 and possibly up to one and a half million, depending on how many people pump. Units that were using here in Cape Town which are about the size of an old-fashioned computer tower and we’ll deliver up to 8,000 litres of water every single day and with four stations here in Cape Town that means that 32,000 litres of water that is being generated from water that would otherwise just be going to waste.