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Top 5 Ways to Purify Rainwater for Consumption - Rain Harvest

Top 5 Ways to Purify Rainwater for Consumption

Some people like to conserve the use of water in their homes by taking an alternative path and harvesting rainwater for drinking, cooking, bathing, and even irrigation of the land. “All water is rainwater,” rainwater systems enthusiast and author Richard Heinichen is fond of saying. This a great point, and there is absolutely no reason […]

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Clay tablet purifies water for months

U. VIRGINIA (US) — A ceramic tablet infused with silver or copper nanoparticles can disinfect water for up to six months. Called MadiDrop, the tablets are being developed for use in communities in South Africa that have little to no access to water.

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How Rand Water purifies Gauteng’s water supply

Water is made up of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom (H2O).  When these H2Os join together they form water.  When water falls on the earth’s surface from the clouds, many substances dissolve in the water, eg. silt, minerals, bacteria, etc., just like a train picking up passengers.  Water is the train that moves […]

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Chlorinated tap water linked to food allergies

Researchers claim to have found chlorine to be one of the causes in rising numbers of people with food allergies. Chlorine is a chemical element with the highest electron affinity and it has the third highest electronegativity of all the elements. For this reason, chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent. It is a highly efficient […]

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VIDEO: How a biosand water filter works

Biosand and slow sand filters are very useful for filtering water for drinking in poor communities or for those who want to go ‘off-grid’ and construct such a water filter themselves.  Rainwater stored in rain water tanks should be filtered before drinking; in many a cases a biosand filter will purify the water make it […]

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Clean Water Project – Coke & Segway Inventor Team Up

NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Coca-Cola Co plans to deliver and operate water purification systems in rural parts of the developing world, working with the inventor of the Segway transportation device in a project that will also help further Coke’s sustainability targets.

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South African company awarded Mauritanian water treatment contract

Water treatment firm Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa has been contracted by a global engineering, procurement and construction management company to design, fabricate and supply a brackish water treatment plant for the second phase of a mine in Mauritania.

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Half of China’s tap water does not meet national standards

BEIJING: Half of China’s tap water does not meet national drinking water standards, but the problem is not so severe as to cause an immediate threat to human health, an official survey said. A survey of the country’s water quality conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2009 showed that 50 per […]

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Which Municipality in South Africa has the Best Water?

The quality of drinking water in South Africa has improved significantly in the past year, with a “blue drop” score nationally of 87,6% – 15 percentage points higher than the national score for last year. The blue drop report, released on Monday by Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, measures the quality of drinking water against […]

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