Category Archives: Rainwater harvesting

Water is life. Literally.

[Translate] Water is life.  Literally. Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water and the lungs are about 83 percent water, says H.H. Mitchell in the Journal … Continue reading

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Mega water crisis over three provinces

[Translate] South Africa is currently facing up to the reality of a mega water crisis over three provinces. The water crisis has been declared a national disaster, which means that the national government recognises that the impacts of the water … Continue reading

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Water crisis wide spread

[Translate] Cape Town is running out of water and low dam levels in the emerald-green highlands of Lesotho are raising alarm bells in South Africa’s industrial heartland around Johannesburg, which has so far avoided the shortages hitting other regions. The … Continue reading

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Day Zero for Cape Town

[Translate] Cape Town – The threat of Day Zero, which is an increasing reality for Cape Town, is gaining ground, according to data on the latest dam levels released on Monday. It indicates that dam levels for Cape Town are … Continue reading

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How severe is Cape Town’s drought?

[Translate] Cape Town – The causes of Cape Town’s water crisis are hotly contested. There is a drought, of course. But there are also other reasons brought up in the public discourse, particularly on social media, such as population and water … Continue reading

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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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