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India: Mumbai officials advise that water tanks should be cleaned

Cleaning water tanks should be a periodic maintenance task although the period between cleaning will vary widely, depending on the quality of water entering the water tanks. To prolong the gap between desluding and cleaning the water tank, an appropriate filter can be installed at the inlet of the water tank.  MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal […]

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China: Water safety a major concern, groundwater polluted

Groundwater pollution is a growing problem, not only in China but in other parts of the world too, including South Africa.  In some cases, the only truly safe, unpolluted water can be obtained from rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks.  Many homes and businesses in South Africa obtain part or all of their water from […]

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Everyone should consider filtering water before drinking it

We are not only recommending filtering water from boreholes, dams/rivers, rain water , water tanks or water reservoirs but also municipal water…here’s why Many people seem to think that water supplied by municipalities is pure and ‘safe’ to drink but this is not necessarily the case!  In South Africa, municipal water varies in quality and […]

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What Kinds of Chemicals Are in Your Tap Water?

As this article suggests, municipal water and bottled water are not necessarily ‘safe’ to drink. Why not consider rainwater harvesting and installing rain water tanks?  This means that you have direct control of your domestic water supply and if used for drinking, rainwater from the water tanks can be appropriately filtered using a home water […]

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Bottled water in China less safe than tap water

Bottled water in many countries has, in some cases, been proven to be potentially dangerous to drink and the pollution/landfill issues with used plastic water bottles are a major concern. Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks may be the answer if you cannot trust the tap water and choose not to support bottled water companies […]

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Water pollution crisis in China

According to one report, “up to 40 percent of China’s rivers were seriously polluted” and “20 percent were so polluted their water quality was rated too toxic even to come into contact with.” In recent weeks, Chinese and western media have been all atwitter over the shocking levels of air pollution in Beijing and a […]

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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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Zimbabwe water crisis: Ruling Zanu-PF to blame

Clean and plentiful water provides the foundation for the prosperity of any community for it to survive. Water supply issues should not be a problem for Zimbabwe since we share the Zambezi, Pungwe, Save and Limpopo water basins with neighbouring countries Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. However, mere access to water is not sufficient […]

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Good water governance is key to South Africa’s future

Stakeholders in the water sector expressed concern that South Africa could face a serious crisis if water regulation is not seriously implemented.

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