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South Africa: Johannesburg loses nearly 40% of its water annually

Water losses in Gauteng municipalities and many other towns and cities around South Africa should be spurring homeowners and businesses to invest in water conservation measures such as rainwater harvesting tanks.  Rain water tanks can collect significant amounts of rainwater that could become critical emergency water supplies when municipal water shortages arise. Gauteng municipalities collectively […]

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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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Gauteng: Water Efficiency Required To Stem Water Costs

The cost of servicing Gauteng with water is becoming more and more costly but the province has put efficient water usage as a priority goal. At a water indaba in Johannesburg, Nirali Shah, risk manager for Deloitte and Touche highlighted concerns about local water usage.

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Gauteng: ‘Water losses are our biggest risk’

One of the biggest dangers of climate change is the threat to our water resources. As our water engineers constantly remind us, South Africa is a water scarce country. The most densely populated province, Gauteng, straddles a watershed, and has to import 88% of its water, most of it from the Vaal River (with some […]

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