Category Archives: Recycle

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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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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The price of water needs to go up

[Translate] Proposed revisions to South Africa’s water pricing strategy are as broad as they are complex, but what is clear is that water will become significantly more expensive in the future. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWAS) has gazetted … Continue reading

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Brace for water shortages

[Translate] Brace for water shortages as drought cuts reserves.  Water demand to outstrip supply as early as 2025. South Africa is facing water shortages after the worst drought since 1992 cut dam levels by 12% from a year earlier as … Continue reading

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Rainwater Harvesting

[Translate] Water Facts   Some 1.1 billion people, or 18 % of the word’s population, lack access to safe drinking water, and over 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. More than 2.2 million people in developing countries, most … Continue reading

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High quantities of uranium, arsenic and sulphuric acid found in streams and rivers.

[Translate] High quantities of uranium, arsenic, sulphuric acid and other toxic materials found in streams and rivers. South Africa’s anti-corruption ombudsman has begun a probe into water pollution allegedly caused by mining companies. The inquiry by the Public Protector is … Continue reading

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Water Shedding to hit JHB

[Translate] Johannesburg will soon be struggling to maintain a reliable water supply to its more than 4 million residents. Durban will also face a water crisis in four about years. Water rationing – comparable to power utility Eskom’s load-shedding – … Continue reading

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Large solar and wind power stations for N.Cape

[Translate] The Northern Cape aims to become the hub for renewable energy in South Africa, premier Sylvia Lucas said on Friday. She said this would be achieved through the construction of large solar and wind power stations. “Fast-growing renewable energy … Continue reading

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Water is life, let us conserve it.

[Translate] President Jacob Zuma urged communities on Tuesday to take care of infrastructure provided for them. Opening the Spring Grove Dam in Rosetta, near Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal, he said infrastructure belonged to all South Africans. “We should not allow … Continue reading

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Zuma’s claim that SA is 1 of only 12 Countries with safe tap water is untrue

[Translate] This is an updated version of a report published in April 2013, revised to reflect a repeat of the claim by President Jacob Zuma in a speech to foreign ambassadors on 16 October 2013. President Jacob Zuma has claimed … Continue reading

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