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Water Tanks for Water Shortages

Water shortages are currently prevalent in many parts of South Africa with many homeowners scrambling to buy water tanks (parts of Gauteng are currently experiencing water supply problems). It is never desirable to try and buy & install a water tank when a water supply outage occurs. Delivery lead time and installation of the water […]

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South Africa: The hidden cost of water supply cuts

Many small towns in South Africa such as Grahamstown, are experiencing an increasing frequency of water supply outages.  As the article below outlines, water supply cuts cost businesses and home-owners money.  Water supply cuts can be mitigated by the installation of water tanks to store rainwater or municipal water or both – water tanks can save you […]

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Water, Water, Anywhere?

This brief article relates to global water scarcity; in many countries, such as South Africa, water scarcity is already an everyday issue for millions of people. Water conservation measures such as rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling can help reduce the demand on conventional water supplies.  Rain water tanks ensure a degree of water security […]

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20000 litre plastic water tanks – ideal for public buildings

In South Africa, water supply cuts are a growing problem as municipalities struggle to cope with the ever-increasing demand for potable water combined with dilapidated water infrastructure.  Water tanks at homes, businesses and public buildings are becoming increasingly necessary. Why 20000 litre plastic or polyethylene water tanks?  Well, public buildings usually serve relatively high numbers […]

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Gaza: The Water Is Running Out

Many people rely on borehole water from aquifers but, increasingly, aquifers are becoming polluted or severely depleted, even in South Africa. Very dry areas such as the Middle East are not as fortunate as other regions where rainwater harvesting is a viable option. Rain water tanks allow households and businesses to reduce reliance on municipal […]

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South Africa losing huge quantities of water

South Africa’s water infrastructure is ind dire need of upgrading and maintenance.  Corrupt and inept officials combined with water theft only exacerbate water scarcity in the country.  Citizens must engage in water conservation practices and invest in water-saving systems such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting.  A few rain water tanks can save a household […]

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Mandela’s hospital receives 20000 litres of emergency water

This is yet another example of why rain water tanks at hospitals are a good idea, especially in South Africa.  Even if rainwater harvesting systems are not installed, a series of large water tanks for storing municipal water, for example 10000 litre tanks or 20000 litre tanks, could see the hospital through until water supplies […]

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South Africa: Village near Nelson Mandela’s Qunu cries out for water

Residents in many rural areas lack basic infrastructure and water services, often relying on municipal water tankers that deliver water intermittently.  A better solution would be for the government to subsidise water tanks for rainwater harvesting to make these communities less dependent on unreliable municipal water supplies and improve their lives. “They just don’t care… […]

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Durban – eThekwini Municipality water shortages loom

A common problem in many parts of South Africa is the continued construction of urban housing projects that take little notice of the dire water situation and future water shortages are thus guaranteed.  These new developments should incorporate rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks into the building plans to ensure residents have some alternative water […]

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