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Rainwater Harvesting in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – For centuries, people have collected rainwater for drinking, washing and irrigation purposes. With the advent of municipal water treatment, rainwater collection became less popular in urbanized centres, though water storage cisterns can still be found in old farmhouses across Canada. But recently, rainwater harvesting has experienced an increase in popularity in countries […]

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Rain Water Harvesting in 10 Steps

Rooftop rainwater harvesting systems can vary from a simple gutter to rain barrel to a more complex integrated system with above ground or underground water tanks of various sizes and configurations.  The rainwater harvesting steps below provide excellent advice.

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Rain water harvesting: Technically illegal in some US states!

Harvesting rainwater and installing rainwater tanks or ‘rain barrels’ is technically illegal in some US states – watch the video below for the explanation. This seems unbelievable and the logic a little flawed!  Also see USA: Man sentenced to gaol for harvesting rainwater.  Luckily South Africans can harvest and store as much free rain water […]

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Water Crisis in South Africa Gets Expensive

Over R570-billion will be needed for investment across South Africa’s water value chain, in the coming 10 years, according to Minister for Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.

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Green Plumbing

The concept of green plumbing is still relatively unknown in South Africa. This is changing however as South African plumbers and water related stakeholders are fast realising the importance of conserving water. But what does green plumbing mean? The concept is actually very simple. Green plumbing refers to these stakeholders actively applying methods and products […]

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Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Project

Green News: Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Project launched by Ecolink The Integrated Rain Water Harvesting Project (IRWHP) was formulated by Ecolink in response to a direct request for help from local community groups in the target communities, to address the need for local water resources development and management for food production and poverty reduction.

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Karino Water Plant Operational

Silulumanzi recently launched a new water plant opposite Karino Estate.  This plant will supply half of the stands, approximately 2250, with clean water.  It will produce nearly two megalitres of water a day.  The ideal would be to supply the whole of the Karino Estate with clean, drinkable water. At the moment there are approximately […]

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Quick Tips on Saving Water in your Garden

Watch the short video below for 9 tips on saving water in your garden. In addition to the above tips, you can save substantially more water in your garden and home by installing grey water re-use systems and rain water harvesting systems.  Water Rhapsody’s water conservation systems make eco-friendly landscaping easier. The Water Rhapsody grey […]

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