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Saving Rainwater with Rainwater Storage Tanks

  Catching and using rainwater can be as simple as a single plastic barrel with a gravity feed to a flower bed, or they can be sophisticated systems that supply all your water needs. As a relatively dry country, the water problem in South Africa is exacerbated by an average annual rainfall of about 464mm, […]

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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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Tips for Saving Water at the Office

Water conservation is something few of us think about at work. Since we don’t get the bill there, we’re not aware of the cost and quantity of our consumption. But our offices and factories consume huge quantities of water, so saving on the job should be everyone’s business.  Read on for water saving tips at […]

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Huge Ground Water Reserves in Africa

London – Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for years to come, scientists said on Friday. Researchers from the British Geological Survey and University College London have for the first time mapped the aquifers, or groundwater, across the […]

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10 easy tips to save water in your garden

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South [in the USA], we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

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South Africa: It’s time to take responsibility for our water

It is time that we all take responsibility for the state of our water sources and for the poor levels of sanitation in our urban areas. The contribution of each South African in the conservation of our water sources is important, as it not only has an impact on how much water is available for […]

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Rain Water Tanks For Your Garden & DIY Rainwater Harvesting

In planning or designing your property to grow more food, your first consideration should always be water. Water is life, and if you get your water design right, everything else will fall into place, and your plants will grow up strong, happy and healthy. It is fairly common in many cities to let enormous amounts […]

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How to Garden in a Water Stressed World

There are loads of very easy tricks that can help cut down on water use in the garden. Your first priority should be to set up as many water butts as your home can take: every downpipe and shed roof can be helping you to store up rainwater for the dry times.

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South Africa: Save Water & Electricity with the Eskom-Ellies Renewables ‘ShowerHead’ Programme

A new programme from Eskom is set to assist households save electricity – at no cost to the households. Technical Specialist for SESSA (the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa), Robin Thomson, says Eskom has contracted Ellies Renewables, a division of JSE-listed Ellies, to install low flow showerheads and geyser timers to residential households who […]

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