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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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Steel water tank stands – read this before you buy

Water tanks and water tank stands are often purchased together; some tank stands are built from scratch on site while others can be bought in kit form and bolted together.  Not all steel water tank stands are equal and from a safety point of view as well as the tank stand’s longevity, there are some […]

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Global water wars: A possibility?

Thirst may bring technical progress to a halt, UN experts warn in their report “Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk”. The authors of this document are calling for water distribution, adding that one billion people in the world do not have any access to water. Are water wars possible? Experts are trying to answer this […]

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Choose the right size plastic septic tank

Why choose a plastic septic tank? When designing a septic system, one of the most common questions asked is whether the septic tank should be concrete or plastic. Septic tanks, which store solid waste, are available in concrete, steel, fiberglass, and plastic.

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India most vulnerable to water stress

India, the second-biggest producer of rice, wheat and sugar, is the most vulnerable among the world’s leading industrial and emerging economies to future water stress, according to HSBC. India exhibits the most worrying trends among the Group of 20 nations with the resource “hovering dangerously near extreme scarcity levels” by 2030, HSBC said in a […]

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R30 billion needed to start cleaning up South Africa’s mines

In response to the environmental risks posed by abandoned mines, mining companies are legally required to set aside money to clean-up mining operations before they are officially closed. Research published in a new WWF report indicates, however, that mining companies in South Africa are not fulfilling this obligation adequately.

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VIDEO: How to install a rain barrel or rainwater tank

This excellent video explains how to install a simple rain water tank as well as why rainwater harvesting is good for the environment and your pocket. While the rain barrel shown in the above video is adequate for some, many prefer to harvest much more rainwater during the rainy season and store it in water […]

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Simple everyday water conservation tips

Simple changes in your water-use habits can reduce your water consumption:

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Selecting the right Water Tank or Rainwater Tank

A rainwater tank or water tank is a beneficial addition to any home, whether new or established, and the additional water can give a homeowner freedom from the water restrictions that are in place in many areas.  However, there are some things that you need to consider when choosing a water tank in order to […]

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