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Determine the Average Water Usage of a Home Before You Buy

One of the things you want to know before purchasing a house is how much water you’ll use to keep everything up and running. There are several determining factors that affect the number that can fluctuate with the seasons or occupant behavior, but there are a few ways to get a ballpark figure you can […]

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Why build a Rain Garden?

Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]

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Rainwater harvesting tax in Australia?

The idea of taxing farmers and householders for rainwater collected on their properties could be outlawed if a Family First Bill is accepted. Family First Member for the Legislative Committee Robert Brokenshire said it was time the rumour claiming the State Government wanted to introduce a levy on water collected in dams and rainwater tanks […]

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Polymer film harvests energy from water vapour

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapour. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power […]

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DIY Rainwater Harvesting System & First Flush (Slide Show)

Effective Economical Rainwater Harvesting System and rain water tank to provide all water used in the home. Includes making a 32 mm water diverter and primary and secondary flush system with 25 micron water butt inlet filter sock, 5 micron filter and housing. Hope you enjoy building one of these. A great guide to those […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Match water tank size to rainfall

As a general rule you should install the largest water tank that you have room for or can afford. This will allow you to use rainwater for as long as possible through droughts and prolonged dry periods.

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South Africa’s water strategy: Have your say

The Water Affairs Department says R668-billion is needed to finance water strategies countrywide over the next 10 years.

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Choose the right size plastic septic tank

Why choose a plastic septic tank? When designing a septic system, one of the most common questions asked is whether the septic tank should be concrete or plastic. Septic tanks, which store solid waste, are available in concrete, steel, fiberglass, and plastic.

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Waste water recycling- Cheap solution to India’s water crisis

Where will India get its water from in the coming years? The water challenge is already grave and could get graver. By 2050, for instance, it is estimated that demand would go up to 1,180 million cubic metres, 1.65 times the current levels, a situation that would be made worse by fast dwindling fresh water […]

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