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Lowveld Dam Levels – Watch out for the 2017/2018 dry season

MBOMBELA – One should bear in mind that the 2017/18 rainy season could again be late and poor as we are still in a dry cycle. We always have to use this precious resource wisely. MBOMBELA – Many of these people reside in the Lowveld where there have been regular service-delivery protests in recent weeks. Meanwhile, […]

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Climate Watch for South Africa

The South African Weather Service has advised the public that with the onset of winter on the horizon, it is highly recommended that water saving measures continue across the country. Most of the local and international forecasting systems consistently indicate that South Africa’s summer rainfall areas may expect wetter conditions during the latter parts of […]

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Some reasons to consider greywater harvesting

Greywater recycling can be as simple as collecting shower water in a bucket to fully fledged treatment systems with multiple water tanks. A happy medium can be found if one uses the greywater as it is produced then no treatment needs to occur if used for garden irrigation. The golden rule of simple greywater recycling […]

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Rainwater harvesting illegal in some US states

Thankfully, rainwater tanks and rainwater collection are not illegal anywhere in South Africa, in fact government encourages rainwater harvesting. Apparently a few states and counties in the US have been taking legal action against private citizens, see the article below. Collecting rainwater is a very common and environmentally friendly thing that is done, but just […]

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Select the best water tank for your installation

An excellent article written in the South African context; choose the best water tank for the situation. In our case, we recommend JoJo Tanks products; there should be a JoJo tank for just about any application and situation. Rainwater tanks can be one of the most expensive components of a rain harvesting system, but it […]

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Video: DIY greywater treatment system

This greywater system makes use of hidden water tanks and effectively treats the grey water as well as makes for an attractive garden feature. Remember that gray water should never be stored in tanks longer than 24 hours before treatment (potentially dangerous bacteria could begin to multiply – not dangerous at low concentrations but possibly […]

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Great reasons for using rain water

Some excellent reasons to install rain water tanks and start harvesting rainwater – a free resource. In South Africa, properties with rainwater harvesting systems and water tanks installed will ensure a higher property value too. MAIN BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING Significant economic, social and environmental benefits can be achieved by using rainwater. By using Rainwater […]

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Video: Install a grey water irrigation system

A great video about how to install a greywater irrigation system (without water tanks) with laundry water being directed directly from the washing machine via pipes to the garden where plants receive the gray water irrigation. The important thing to remember when it comes to grey water is that it should never be  stored in […]

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Grey water irrigation systems explained

In South Africa we are fortunate not to have overbearing rules and regulations regarding greywater systems and tanks for irrigation (the article below originates in Australia). However one should be sensible when applying greywater to plants – do not surface irrigate plants that are for food. Also, never store greywater in water tanks for more […]

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