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Harvesting rainwater offers many benefits for agriculture

Rainwater harvesting is nothing new and to design and construct a simple harvesting system is quick, easy and doesn’t have to cost the earth. But using it for spraying is becoming more popular with some growers even seeing benefits with efficacy of some actives. “Making use of rainwater that falls on your buildings can save […]

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How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tyres

Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly. Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your […]

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Many towns in South Africa starting to run short of water

DA MP says dilapidated infrastructure has caused shortages in Mafikeng and Nelspruit Minister must appoint task team to address water infrastructure backlog

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Zimbabwe’s farmers turn to rainwater harvesting

ESIGODINI, Zimbabwe (Alertnet) – For the smallholder farmers in arid Esigodini, just south of Bulawayo, the heavy downpours that have hit the area in recent months have been a godsend. “We have not seen this much rain in years,” said farmer Brenda Zulu.

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How planting trees can prevent violence in Africa’s drylands

With EU-backed forces advancing across Mali, the need for European and other donors to accelerate the development process in Africa’s poorest regions appears ever more pressing. For development experts a simple, yet unheralded solution exists – planting trees.

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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens – and they’re already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a water-saving garden that is designed to capture stormwater from hard surfaces such as driveways, patios and roofs via downpipes after it rains.

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Using a rain water tank – tips

Capturing rainwater from your roof is a great way to supply water for a range of purposes including washing clothes, flushing toilets and watering your garden. Rainwater tanks can also help you save money on your water bill, especially if you also use other water saving devices such as dual flush toilets, water-efficient showerheads, trigger […]

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UK businesses & homes urged to use rainwater harvesting

UK businesses and households are being urged to use rainwater harvesting technology to offset the rise in water bills announced yesterday. The call from energy saving advisors at Enevis follows Ofwat’s announcement of the above-inflation rise to household water bills. The regulator confirmed average UK household water and sewage bill would increase by 3.5% from […]

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Save water with rain barrels

Utilizing rain barrels in your landscape would seem to be a no-brainer. As Florida’s population grows, the demand on limited water resources steadily increases. Saltwater intrusion into freshweater wells further reduces the state’s available water supply. Homeowners who want to continue watering landscape plants must practice water conservation.

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