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Australian man has not had a water bill in 11 years

Most of us don’t smile when we see a water bill, but Phillip Johnson is different. He has not had a water bill, as such, for 11 years  – he only receives a bill of $11.20 every three months for drain fees.

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Durban & Cape Town residents may be drinking recycled water soon

KwaZulu-Natal – Durban and Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out and there is not enough time to build big new dams.

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Greywater recycling can solve water crisis in Dhaka, Bangladesh

People in many parts of Dhaka city suffer from water crisis all the year round. With the bulging of the city population, demand for water is growing fast but the supply of water does not increase accordingly.

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Some plants thrive on grey water, study finds

Many plants used for landscaping benefit from being watered with household gray water, according to a study released by the nonprofit organization Water Environmental Research Foundation.

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South Africa: AfriForum fights for water

Johannesburg – AfriForum will approach the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday to apply for an interdict compelling a Limpopo municipality to provide water to residents.

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VIDEO: Simple DIY Grey Water Irrigation System

Greywater irrigation is an overlooked source of water that is rich in nutrients and is good for lawns & gardens. The video below shows that a gray water irrigation system need not be complex or expensive. Two things to remember for simple grey water systems: 1) Do not store grey water for more than a […]

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Loughborough University wins ‘Reinvent the Toilet’ award from Gates Foundation

VIDEO: Loughborough University has won a prestigious prize in an international competition organised by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a reinvented toilet that is clean, safe, durable and affordable for the poor and does not need to be connected to electricity or a sewer. This reinvented toilet should be appropriate for wealthy […]

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Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges

It is in the interests of big business to work with government to ensure the best use of water in the increasingly water-stressed country of South Africa. TEN years ago, South Africa was the focal point of the world media as the host country of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Held a decade […]

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The Coming Global Water Crisis

What happens when demand for this essential resource starts exceeding supply in many parts of the world? The recent UN alert that drought in the Sahel threatens 15 million lives is a harbinger of things to come.In the next twenty years, global demand for fresh water will vastly outstrip reliable supply in many parts of […]

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