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Preparedness: Water Storage Tips

Some preparedness authorities recommend storing at least 14 gallons (53 litres) of water per person, which amounts to a two-week supply. This would mean a family of 4 would want to store approximately 56 gallons (212 litres) of water. Water stored improperly can be an exercise in futility, and even be hazardous to health. Here […]

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Interesting Water Facts – You’ll be Surprised…

Water is an extremely precious resource both globally and particularly in Southern Africa. Consider some of these glaring facts: 97% of the earth’s water is in the oceans. Only 3% of the earth’s water can be used as drinking water. 75% of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps. Over 6 […]

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Why Harvest the Rain?

Rain water harvesting is simply collecting, storing and purifying the naturally soft and pure rainfall that falls upon your roof. Rainwater may be utilized for both potable and non-potable requirements such as drinking, cooking, bathing (potable quality), swimming pool replenishment, toilet flushing laundry (reduces detergent & bleach), landscape irrigation and livestock & animals. Rainwater harvesting […]

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SA Water Boards Propose Big Tariff Increase

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6,2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to increase the cost of drinking water supplied by municipalities to end users. The proposals, details of which are contained in a […]

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