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Earth Day: U.S. Air Force officials emphasize water conservation

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — Every April 22, the Air Force recognizes Earth Day, a time to show support for the environment. This year, the Air Force is focusing on water reduction and reuse. Water projects may not attract many news headlines, but the money and critical resources they save, deserve attention. “An emerging part […]

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Top Water Purification Tablets on the Market

Whether you are into backpacking and camping or you want to harvest rainwater as a way to go green, water purification tablets can be used to ensure the safety of the water you drink. In days gone by, streams and other waterways were considered safe to drink from. But nowadays, most water is contaminated with […]

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Determine the Average Water Usage of a Home Before You Buy

One of the things you want to know before purchasing a house is how much water you’ll use to keep everything up and running. There are several determining factors that affect the number that can fluctuate with the seasons or occupant behavior, but there are a few ways to get a ballpark figure you can […]

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Basic Components of a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater systems come in all shapes and sizes, from simple catchment system under a downspout to large above and/or underground cisterns or water tanks with complex filtration systems that can store thousands of gallons of water. The above diagram is from RainHarvest in the USA but the principles apply throughout the world. Most rainwater collection […]

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Ghana: Water & electricity shortages belie growth

In Africa, progress does not guarantee access to the most basic necessities. This is amply demonstrated by Ghana, whose economic growth is the envy of its neighbours even while the government is failing to ensure a sufficient supply of water. This failure comes at an economic and human cost, as expensive water from private suppliers […]

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How to conserve water in the bathroom

Water is a resource that is not without its limitations. That’s because only one percent of the water on Earth is fresh, or safe for use. In certain areas of the country, there is the very real threat of water shortages. A lack of fresh, usable water is more than just an annoying inconvenience – […]

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Cleaning and disinfecting water tankers & water storage tanks

Introduction It is often necessary to quickly provide a basic water supply during and shortly after an emergency. This may be because the normal supply has been damaged or destroyed, or because people collect in a place where no water supply exists (a new refugee camp, for example). Often the quickest way of providing a […]

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Converting a Swimming Pool to a Rainwater Tank

Spending more time tending to your pool than swimming in it? Tired of toxic chemicals and endless maintenance? Now you’ve got options.  Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Inc. (Australia) explains the process of converting a swimming pool to a rainwater tank. Now more than ever, smart people are thinking sustainably about the resources they use and how […]

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Fog harvesting a valuable water resource

Across the world the need for water is growing rapidly and agriculture is by far the most intensive sector for consumption. But scientists say fog, one of the most plentiful supplies, could provide a renewable resource for millions, writes Colin Randall, Foreign Correspondent. Every cloud, or so children are taught in the English-speaking world, has […]

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