Origin of Jukskei leads Ellis Park bottled water - Lions rugby

Origin of Jukskei leads Ellis Park bottled water

Team News

5th Mar 2021

The story of how a rugby stadium started bottling natural spring water is worth telling.

The story of how a rugby stadium started bottling natural spring water is worth telling.

It was back in 2016 when Emirates Airline Park Stadium Manager Mike Erasmus first saw the two fountains on the northern side of the stadium which is also home to the Emirates Lions.

This was found to be the origin of the Jukskei-river.

The water was subsequently tested by the South African Bureau of Standards and found that it was of good quality drinking water.

“We’ve been using the spring water to water our field and clean our stadium for years. Sometimes there was so much water that it would push up into the mote and the tunnels.” Erasmus explains.

An expert from Wits University did an assessment of the water floor and determined that the fountain will never run dry.

During winter, it produces 24 000 litres of water per day, but it can increase to close on 40 000 liters.

It was the obvious next step to investigate the possibility of a water plant to start bottling and further purifying it by reversed osmoses.

Production of the plant started in 2019 and staff with vast experience in the water plant and bottling industry were employed and production quickly followed.

The first clients who received their batch of bottled Lions Pride water were two companies in the Lions group, Digicall and Glasfit.
Since then regular water deliveries are made to Ellies Electronics, Granny Mouse and Ford to name a few.

Why order your water from Ellis Park?
• Customized options on bottle shape, size, lid and label.
• Bottle sizes vary from 330ml to 1.5l
• Offer both still & sparkling Water
• Prices are very competitive
• Refill options on 20l dispenser bottles

For more information on the Ellis Park Water please contact:
Natascha Vorster I natascha@ellispark.co.za I 27 84 200 1906

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