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VIDEO: Some concise info about rainwater harvesting & rainwater tanks

Michael Smit from savewater!® talks about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks from the Equilibrium display at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. South Africa has a similar climate to Australia and much of the information and tips mentioned in the above video are equally applicable in South Africa.  We recommend JoJo Tanks […]

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Drink water from your rain water tank?

Rainwater can be wonderfully pure when it falls through unpolluted air directly into a clean, properly constructed container. The rain that falls in cities or flows across outdoor basins, roofs and other open air surfaces on its way to a rain water tank is another story.

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Reusing rainwater gains momentum in construction

Water is often regarded as infinite, or at least abundant. As this year’s droughts have shown, it’s anything but. Gazing at a future in which water probably won’t be as cheap and abundant is the impetus for a new movement in design and construction: reusing and harvesting rainwater.

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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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Green service station piloted in South Africa

Global fuel giant Total has expressed its commitment to investment in South Africa, and has unveiled the first of its new chain of sustainable service stations around the country and the region. Located in Fairland, a suburb west of Johannesburg, the service station is part of a pilot programme running in just two other countries […]

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Jordanians suffering from chronic water shortage

AMMAN: “I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there,” a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

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Access to clean water in South Africa a subject of protests

Access to clean drinking water in South Africa has been the subject of service delivery protests and even court action. For some communities, having permanent access to the resource has become a luxury. Unhappiness with the pace of delivery has seen many communities resort to service delivery protests. Municipalities blame a lack of resources and […]

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Two thirds of USA struggling with water shortages, drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains. Ask the 94,000 people of San Angelo, Texas who are running out of water. Fast.

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Prevent Rainwater From Stagnating

The management of rainwater is an increasingly important priority for counties and municipalities across the United States. Impermeable surfaces such as roofs and driveways, and the poor water absorption of manicured lawns, lead to storm water running into waterways, bringing pollutants with it.

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