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New Marbleline water tank range from JoJo Tanks

Meet up to 86% of your household water needs and save money on your water bill by installing an eco-trendy rainwater-harvesting tank in your garden. The good news is that you also now have stylish options, like the brand new richly-textured 750Lt Marbleline™ tank, and a variety of fashionable colours to choose from! The streamlined […]

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Drinking water quality improving, but wastewater still a concern

South Africa’s drinking water quality improved over the last three years, but the quality of wastewater treatment services went down, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. “We can now see a positive trend in the way drinking water quality is being managed,” she said, announcing the results of the ‘Green Drop’ […]

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Backyard Wind Turbines Cut Home Electricity Bills

Solar panels aren’t the only option for homeowners when it comes to using renewable energy to cut power bills. Sales of wind turbines for backyards and rooftops are growing strong. There’s been major growth in the last ten years with more than 10,000 wind turbine units sold in 2009 compared to 2,100 units in 2001. […]

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Department of Water Affairs proposes water quality regulation amendments

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) on Tuesday presented amendments to water quality regulations to delegates attending the third Municipal Water Quality conference in Cape Town. Speaking on behalf of the department, Kirthi Gangaram presented regulation five, which requires water services institutions to have a comprehensive drinking water quality plan in place. The water quality […]

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Check your municipality water quality with My Water

South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has launched a new web-based tool where the public can view their municipality’s water score card (example below) MY WATER   Welcome to my water search page. Find out the Drinking Water Quality in your area. Enter a town and/or suburb and/or street and click GO! Excellent Acceptable Need […]

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Australian Mining Company Wants To Mine South Africa’s Pristine Wild Coast

Mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has revoked the licence of Australian-based mining company Transworld Energy & Mineral Resource to dune mine at the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.  However the company has three months to resubmit documentation pertaining to environmental issues, before she makes a final decision. The area is home to the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany […]

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Northern Cape solar resources among the best in the world

The 5 000 MW solar park, which government is planning to build near Upington in the sun-drenched Northern Cape, would have some of the best solar resources in the world, the Stellenbosch University said on Friday. The long-term average direct normal irradiation (DNI) at the site was calculated to be 2 816 kWh/m2 a year […]

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Power and Water Collide

The power industry has a water addiction, and worse yet, it’s in denial. The fact is that power plants are responsible for 49 percent of all water withdrawals in the United States, more than the combined amount withdrawn for drinking water and agriculture. Why so thirsty? Because power plants need a lot of cooling water. […]

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Former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry Passes

Professor Kader Asmal passed away yesterday, 22 June.  Our condolences to Prof. Asmal’s family.  He was an intellectual who recognised the dire need for water conservation measures in water scarce South Africa and was a happy Water Rhapsody customer (see testimonial below). Former Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry 11 February 2010 To Whom it […]

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