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Special task team to investigate acid water drainage in SA

Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica has been mandated to urgently convene a special task team to investigate acid water drainage in some provinces. Briefing the media on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular Wednesday meeting, government spokesman Themba Maseko said the task team would develop a clear and co-ordinated strategy to deal with the matter. Cabinet was […]

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First no water, now it’s foul

After a week without water, residents of Pennington can open their taps again, but they say the water is of such poor quality it is undrinkable. Last week, Scottburgh and Pennington were left dry when, during repairs to the Mzinto River bridge, a key water pipe was damaged . Cynthia Wortley, an elderly resident in […]

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What would you do if White River/Nelspruit Ran out of Water?

Instant panic! Immediate thoughts would turn to your family and home. The taps would open, but nothing would come out, there may be a little water left in your kettle, and some in your geyser. Then you may hear the news that the city will be out of water for a month. More panic, but […]

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How to Obtain Water in a Survival Situation (Part 1)

There is always the possibility that you may find yourself unexpectedly in a survival situation one day.  Water is usually the most important factor in determining whether you’ll come out alive. Solar Stills You need a digging tool, a container, a clear plastic sheet, a drinking tube, and a rock.

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The 3-pronged Approach to Water Shortage Issues

As the above video explains, the 3-pronged approach to ensuring we have enough water is: 1. Conservation; 2. Grey Water recycling and 3. Catchment.  Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga/Limpopo endorses these ideas and is positioned to facilitate them.  We can hopefully influence people to conserve water by changing their habits and suggesting water-saving tips; this is free! […]

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First Eco-Friendly Hotel in Mpumalanga

The first eco-friendly hotel in the province was officially opened at Casterbridge Centre. The Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel [owned by Mr Louis van der Merwe] was welcomed into the province by MEC for economic development, environment and tourism, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, and board members of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MPTA) [Chairman, Mr Sabelo […]

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Grey Water System on White River Country Estate

Water Rhapsody’s Garden Rhapsody grey water irrigation system is a very popular water conservation product.  Restrictions on watering gardens do not have much effect on homeowners who have grey water irrigation systems installed on their properties. See the slide show below of our recent installation at a house on White River Country Estate, Mpumalanga, South […]

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Is Bottled Water Bad for the Environment?

While the contents themselves are not especially harmful, the process of producing bottled water is not doing the environment any favors. Many health-conscious consumers strongly believe bottled water is preferable to ordinary tap water, and the bottled water industry’s profits run in the billions of dollars (USD) annually. Even if the bottling and shipping aspects […]

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Iceland’s Volcancoes may Cause Enviro Problems around the World

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been keeping a watchful satellite eye on  Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which awakened for the first time in 120 years on March 20 and has wrought havoc on Europe’s air lines. Within 24 hours of the eruption, NASA’s JPL team confirmed the volcano was emitting more than one billion watts of […]

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