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South Africa: Free State municipality violated constitution on water issue

“The Democratic Alliance welcomes the steps taken by the SA Human Rights Commission in Brandfort… regarding their failure to provide regular water to the community,” DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said.

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Water Aid opens office in South Africa

The international charity organisation, Water Aid, has opened its regional office in South Africa in an effort to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s neediest communities. Officially opened on Wednesday by Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the office in Pretoria will help Water Aid strengthen […]

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Indo-Pak: Will water scarcity cause conflict?

The water issue is gaining increasing prominence in bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. Recent disputes over the Baglihar and Kishanganga dams have placed great strain on the long-standing water sharing arrangement based on the Indus Water Treaty. As water stress becomes an increasingly glaring reality, the whole world will be watching how our nuclear […]

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USA: Man sentenced to gaol for harvesting rainwater

Gary Harrington, an Oregon (USA) man, will be spending a month in jail, after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges. His crime? “Illegally” collecting rain water on his own property.

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VIDEO: Grey Water Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

In these dry times we need to make efficient use of every drop of water. Melissa King has the do’s and don’ts about using recycled  grey water in the home and the garden. The above video describes some very important gray water recycling tips.  Whether you install a simple grey water irrigation system or a […]

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Rainwater Tanks Recommended For Emergencies

A rainwater tank installed at home could save you a lot of grief in the event of a full-scale emergency. In the Wellington region, the bulk water mains cross the Wellington Fault six times, so it could take a long time to fix pipe breaks not only in the mains but also in the local […]

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VIDEO: Simple Rain Water Harvesting Tank System

The above short video demonstrates how easy it is to set up a simple, effective rainwater harvesting system with a series of plastic water tanks.  The multiple water tanks could be replaced with one or two bigger tanks, such as a 10000 litre water tank.  If a more sophisticated rainwater system is desired, underground water […]

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eWasha Chooses JoJo Tanks

eWasha Chooses JoJo Tanks water tanks for its water recycling plants eWasha offers a patented environmentally responsible solution to recover and cleanse car, bus and truck wash water thereby dramatically reducing water consumption and costs. One of the components of the system are genuine JoJo water tanks.

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Rain Gardens Reduce Storm Water Runoff, Ease Strain on Sewer Systems

RAIN GARDENS: They will ease strain on the municipal sewer system and keep pollutants out of lakes, streams Rain gardens can be an attractive and effective way to reduce storm-water runoff from your roof, driveway and other surfaces in your yard.

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