Category Archives: Environment

Water Security, what you can do

[Translate] This is how can Eco-h2o Water Conservation Systems can help you save water, money and give you the water security you need.   Rainwater Harvesting System   The Rainwater harvesting system will divert and sieve the rainwater from your … Continue reading

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SA is at a critical time for water & sanitation planning

[Translate] South Africa is at a critical time for water and sanitation planning, according to Trevor Balzer, deputy director general: strategic and emergency projects at the Department of Water and Sanitation. Addressing the Annual Water Stewardship Summit in Sandton on … Continue reading

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How secure is our water resources?

[Translate] The scarcity of water resources is not overstated.   A 2016 report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) indicated South Africa receives half of the world average for rainfall, and that water demand would increase by 32 per cent … Continue reading

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2017/2018 Water and Sewage Tariffs

[Translate] Water & Sewer increase by 12.2% Here are the new increases in our water and sewage:  The average household will now be paying and additional 12.2% and no longer gets the first 6kl free. Here is the break down … Continue reading

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R7bn in water is lost each year in SA

[Translate] Many dams are at satisfactory levels, although North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga still face challenges. South Africa, a water-scarce country, racks up R7 billion in water losses annually, according to Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Mokonyane was addressing … Continue reading

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Rainwater Harvesting

[Translate] Rainwater Harvesting.   We are faced with a water crisis due to the scarcity of usable water resources. In world terms, only three percent of all water on Earth is freshwater and most of this is frozen in the … Continue reading

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Acid mine drainage is still a problem

[Translate] JOHANNESBURG – Eyewitness News has learned government spent R25 million on a ‘feasibility report’ to establish a long-term solution for acid mine drainage, but two years later the report’s findings have not been implemented. In 2012, urgent concerns were … Continue reading

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The “Drinkable Book” for treating water

[Translate] A book with pages that can be torn out to filter drinking water has proved effective in its first field trials. The “drinkable book” combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered. Its … Continue reading

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Rain on its way

[Translate] Above average rainfall is expected in the North West this spring, but it will be too late for some farmers affected by the drought in the province. “If you look at the long-term seasonal forecast, we do expect above normal rain. … Continue reading

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SA’s integrated water system launches

[Translate] The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system, the National Integrated Water Information System (NIWIS), a data portal for water management institutions. It will allow commercial water users, researchers and the general public to … Continue reading

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