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Five tips for saving water at school

Schools can save water in a number of ways, including plumbing solutions and the promotion of good water use habits and rules. In addition to cutting down on the amount of water that is used, water-saving mechanisms implemented at schools offer the further benefit of educating young people about using water wisely and the need […]

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Rain water tanks: Maintenance and water care

Rainwater is generally safe to drink but collecting a good, clean supply depends on “low maintenance — not no maintenance” when it comes to water tanks & stored water. Rainwater can provide a free and renewable supply of natural, soft, clear and odourless water for a range of purposes including drinking, food preparation, washing, bathing, […]

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VIDEO: How To Save Water in 6 Easy Ways

Save water easily with some tips you might not have thought of. Some of the water saving tips mentioned in this video may seem arbitrary but if everyone followed these tips, the amount of water saved globally would be immense.  Rainwater harvesting is another way to save water and become less dependent on municipal water […]

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South Africa: Some Durban Residents Object to Water Recycling Proposal

Durban – More than 5 000 Durban residents have given the thumbs-down to the city’s controversial toilet-to-tap water recycling proposal. Most of the objections, which include a large number of signatures from Muslim residents, are contained in a petition sent to the city as part of the mandatory environmental impact assessment process which runs for […]

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Support Green Breweries for Environmentally Responsible Drinking

We might associate green beer with St. Patrick’s Day, but for environmentally conscious breweries, green takes on a whole new significance. If you’re looking to tipple sustainably, it turns out there are plenty of eco-friendly options at the liquor store.

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South African-linked water innovation receives global recognition

A South African-linked innovation, which is able to turn seawater into an alternative water, energy and fertiliser resource, has won the Global Grand Honour Award of Applied Research at the International Water Association’s 2012 Project Innovation Awards. University of Cape Town civil engineering Professor George Ekama participated in the international team that included researchers and […]

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South Africa: Interventions to Address Water Supply Concerns in KZN

The construction of Spring Grove Dam in KwaZulu-Natal is progressing well and is scheduled to deliver its first water by April 2013 while investigations and the implementation by Umgeni Water of the planned Lower Thukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme to bring additional water from the UThukela River to the North Coast Area are also well […]

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Biogas-to-energy project for Johannesburg Water

Water and wastewater treatment contractor WEC Projects recently completed commissioning a biogas-to-energy project on behalf of Johannesburg Water, WEC MD Karl Juncker said last week. The company has a contract to design and build two biogas scrubbing and cogeneration installations, one at Johannesburg Water’s Northern Waste Water Treatment Works near Diepsloot and the second at […]

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South Africa is running out of water

As Eskom hopes to raise its tariffs in order to replace antiquated infrastructure, it has come to light the water infrastructure in South Africa is also in a dire state.

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