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Water tanks for fire protection – some guidelines

In emergency fire fighting scenarios, the demand for water can exceed the supply available from the domestic water supply system. This is especially true for suburban or rural areas served by boreholes with limited and slow delivery capability (or malfunctioning municipal supply systems) and water tanks are an ideal solution for storing water for this […]

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Rain water tanks at schools save money & educate learners

Schools are great places for installing rainwater harvesting systems and rainwater tanks. Here are some compelling reasons to install water tanks at schools, especially in South Africa: Firstly, school buildings, by their very nature, are often ideally constructed for rainwater harvesting.  In South Africa, many rural schools (where municipal water supply is non-existent or very […]

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Alleviate rainwater runoff problems with rain gardens

There are many reasons to create landscapes in our yards – to add softness to the harsh angles of a home, to make the transition from the natural environment to the built environment appear more seamless, to abide by deed restrictions for foundation planting or simply to foster a passion for gardening. What if these […]

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Physical Water Scarcity and Economic Water Scarcity

The physical evidence of water scarcity can be found in increasing magnitude around the world, affecting rich and poor countries alike. Nearly three billion people live in water scarce conditions (over 40 percent of the world’s population), and this situation could worsen if current growth trends continue. Fig. 1: Areas of Physical and Economic Water […]

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Residents near Barberton rely on water tanks

Residents of KaMadakwa Ndlovu and Emjindini Trust in Barberton, Mpumalanga, go for weeks without water. For years residents in these areas have had to draw water from water tanks provided by the Umjindi municipality.  Residents said the municipality only filled the water tanks once every two weeks.

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World Water Day: 22 March 2012

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

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