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Dual grey- and drinking water reticulation systems could save SA’s high quality water

Municipalities may soon learn to utilise water of inferior quality for uses such as flushing the toilet in an effort to save drinking water. For example, irrigation in South Africa uses approximately 54% of the total freshwater demand followed by another major user, toilet flushing. Domestic toilet flushing consumes between 50 and 70% of a […]

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Water Scarcity No Obstacle To Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) Farmers

BULAWAYO- A project in Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, is creatively using “marginal water” to ease water scarcity while helping residents provide food and earn a living. Water scarcity has led urban farmers to turn to treated waste water to grow food within the city limits. Bulawayo’s water woes stem from both periodic droughts in the […]

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What is Grey Water?

Grey water is defined as water from baths, showers, hand basins and clothes washing machines or the laundry. Any water from any other source ( toilet water, and from kitchen and bidet’s) is considered black water, and must be allowed to proceed to the sewer, and be treated by some sort of sewerage treatment works. […]

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Reasons Why Everybody Should Recycle Greywater

What is greywater ? Any washwater that has been used in the home, except water from toilets, is called greywater . Dish, shower, sink, and laundry water comprise 50-80% of residential “waste” water. This may be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation. (This is the definition common in Europe and Australia. Some jurisdictions in […]

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Videos: See how Water Rhapsody Harvests Rain and Recycles Grey Water

Have a look at the 3 short videos below.  These videos were made by a Water Rhapsody branch in the Cape (South Africa); they briefly explain and demonstrate how some of our rainwater harvesting- and grey water recycling systems work. If you live in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, contact us for all your water conservation requirements.

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Why Use Greywater for Irrigation?

It’s a waste to irrigate with great quantities of drinking water when plants would thrive on used water containing small bits of organic matter. Unlike a lot of ecological stopgap measures, greywater use is a part of the fundamental solution to many ecological problems and will probably remain essentially unchanged in the distant future. The […]

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Eco-friendly Landscaping

Ways to ‘green’ your lawn and reduce its consumption of fresh water The above video is sure to make you re-think your ideas about lawn. The dependence and amount of water that domestic grass lawns use is usually only noticed when there are droughts and/or water restrictions in place.  There are certain grass species and […]

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Grey Water System on White River Country Estate

Water Rhapsody’s Garden Rhapsody grey water irrigation system is a very popular water conservation product.  Restrictions on watering gardens do not have much effect on homeowners who have grey water irrigation systems installed on their properties. See the slide show below of our recent installation at a house on White River Country Estate, Mpumalanga, South […]

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