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How much downward pressure do water tanks exert?

Calculating the nominal downward pressure of water tanks of known capacity is simple but do you know how the weight of the water tank is spread? An example would be two versions of 10000 litre water tanks – one a standard vertical water tank, the other, a low profile version.  Both these 10000 litre water […]

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Water Conservation Tips for Schools

Schools use a tremendous amount of water everyday, and require water for their heating and cooling systems, restrooms, drinking water faucets, locker rooms, cafeteria, laboratories, and outdoor playing fields and lawns.

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Stone-age underground water reservoir to bring water to dry Namibia

A stone-age underground water reservoir could transform life in arid Namibia, a government official said Friday, holding up to five million cubic metres of water that could supply the area for 400 years. “If the underground water reservoir is indeed there and scientifically proven, it would be a relief for the supply of potable water […]

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Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges

It is in the interests of big business to work with government to ensure the best use of water in the increasingly water-stressed country of South Africa. TEN years ago, South Africa was the focal point of the world media as the host country of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Held a decade […]

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Saving water is always good

Water plays a deeply under-appreciated role in our day-to-day lives considering its constant use in cooking, cleaning, bathing, and recreational activities; and on a grander scale, the production of everything from fresh produce, to hydro electricity, and plastics. So, imagine for a moment how a water shortage might affect your life. Although Canada has touted […]

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Simple Rain Water Harvesting System, Tanks & Filter (Video)

DIY Rainwater Harvesting with Plastic Water Storage Tanks Watch this DIY video showing a simple rainwater harvesting system with sand and gravel filtration system. The sizes of pipes will vary depending on the water flow rate, as will the size of water tanks.  To see what plastic or poly water storage tanks are available in […]

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Square Kilometre Array Project may threaten fracking plans

Johannesburg – South Africa’s winning the rights to host the bulk of the world’s biggest radio telescope looks set to clash with plans to use the high-pressure pumping method fracking, which can cause earth tremors, to extract gas from its vast shale deposits. Last week, South Africa won the rights to locate about 70 percent […]

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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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