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Zuni Water Harvesting Techniques

Joel Glanzberg is a palaeohydrologist — he studies water use of ancient American Indians in the Southwest. He says the Zuni in New Mexico used sunken beds called “waffle gardens” for growing high-value crops like tobacco and chiles.

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How to Install a Rain Garden (Video)

Rain Garden Installation Guide Raingardens are a great way to utilise rainwater from your rooftop and reduce stormwater runoff.  Rainwater can also be directly harvested into water tanks for use as garden irrigation water or for domestic use.  To see what types of rainwater tanks and water tanks are available in South Africa, see below.

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South Africa: Agri SA comments on new water tariffs

In its commentary on the Department of Water Affairs’ approved water tariffs for the 2012/2013 financial year, Agri SA said the newly released water tariff dispensation contained various positive aspects, amongst others the fact that it has not applied the maximum allowable increases. However, the organisation believes that the pricing strategy should be revised as […]

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57% of China’s urban underground water polluted

BEIJING – Underground water in 57 percent of monitoring sites across Chinese cities have been found polluted or extremely polluted, the Economic Information Daily reported on Monday, quoting figures from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).

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Plastic Vs Concrete Underground Water Storage Tanks

A rainwater tank or water storage tank is a valuable addition to any property, saving you water and money as well as helping the environment. If you don’t want your water tank to be visible or to take up your precious backyard space, you have the option of burying your plastic or concrete rainwater/water tank […]

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Why you should harvest rainwater

Did you know that more than 80% of rainwater evaporates back into the atmosphere? When water evaporates through plants, (transpiration) it cools the atmosphere and biological diversity increases. Rainwater harvesting is not only a way to make the most of nature’s gift, but containing runoff from your roof and paving will also help improve the […]

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Draining of world’s aquifers contributing to rising sea levels

Trillions of tonnes of water have been pumped up from deep underground reservoirs in every part of the world, says report Humanity’s unquenchable thirst for fresh water is driving up sea levels even faster than melting glaciers, according to new research. The massive impact of the global population’s growing need for water on rising sea […]

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Water Storage Tank Installation Guide

Water Tank Site Preparation & Installation Instructions:

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Underground Rain Water Tank Installation Video

Watch this video for some insight into how a underground rain water tank and rainwater harvesting system is installed and operated. Although the above company in Australian, the same principles for rainwater harvesting and rainwater tanks can be applied to South Africa.

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