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South Africa: Mpumalanga floods affect water services

Tankers will provide water to Mpumalanga residents after several treatment plants were affected by heavy rains this past week, the province’s Department of Co-operative Governance said today. Residents supplied by the Ntunda, Sibange, Langeloop and Masibekela water treatment plants would be provided with water, said spokesperson Simphiwe Kunene. Department Head David Mahlobo and Nkomazi Mayor […]

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2012: Will Water Scarcity Increase Tensions Across The World?

Governments across the underdeveloped regions of the world are already facing the threat of water wars. We believe 2012 will be the year the world starts looking for solutions to its aqua problems. Water will be one of the defining issues of the next half century. It’s a critical issue and this realisation will start […]

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Retreating Glaciers Threaten Water Supplies

Glaciers are retreating at an unexpectedly fast rate according to research done in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca by McGill doctoral student Michel Baraer. They are currently shrinking by about one per cent a year, and that percentage is increasing steadily, according to his calculations. But despite this accelerated glacial shrinking, for the first time, the volume […]

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Advantages of Plastic Water Storage Tanks

Plastic Tanks up to 20,000 litres have replaced tanks of most other materials (especially fiberglass tanks) over the last decade. Plastic tanks are especially good for storing water and most chemicals including chlorine, bleaches and acids. An advantage that plastic tanks have over storage tanks made from most other materials is much lighter weight. The […]

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Water Tanks: Why are they Important?

The climate change has brought more droughts to many continents and South Africa is one among them. In order for you to fight this shortage of water, the best possible solution is for you to purchase a rainwater tank. There are many varieties of water tanks available these days. If you want to check them out, […]

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Low Profile Tanks From JoJo Tanks (South Africa)

The low profile tank is perfect to use when height limitations are a factor. This tank is practical for storage of water, liquid fertilizer and certain chemicals and its height allows for easy installation. The JoJo low profile tanks feature the same rugged, ribbed design found in our vertical tanks.   TANK HEIGHT DIAMETER LID – […]

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How To Survive Without Electricity

Situations Where There May Be No Electricity It’s interesting to read that electricity has only been a common household item in the last 50 or so years. Before that, people have survived for ages – so a lack of electricity for any duration of time is something that can be overcome. As human beings, we […]

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Banana Peels as Water Purifiers?

Banana peels show promise as superior water purification materials. To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels, which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants , scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array […]

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Bee deaths may signal wider pollination threat

Mass deaths of bee colonies in many parts of the world may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to human food supplies, a U.N. study indicated on Thursday. Declines in flowering plants, a spread of parasites, use of pesticides or air pollution were among more than a dozen factors […]

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