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Water tanks – where to place them

Once you have selected the best type and size of water tank suited to your requirements, you will need to manoeuvre the tank to your pre-selected spot. Here are some tips to help you decide where your water tank should be installed. If it is a rainwater tank, the tank should be placed at a […]

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The Green Factor of Grey Water

Water conservation is becoming a must for everyone, especially in water scarce South Africa. Greywater recycling can save significant amounts of water and is an environmentally sound practice, as the article below mentions.  Grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting combined can save even more water; rain water tanks also reduce monthly water bills and increase […]

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Why Harvest the Rain? 20 Rainwater Harvesting FAQ’s

1. How do I make a rainwater harvesting system pay for itself (amortize its cost) and why should I not just harvest rainwater for irrigation. Simply by collecting and using water harvested during the rain season and using this water in your whole household, the tank surges full very rapidly, but you draw water from […]

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Toxic Concerns Spur Greener Alternatives

Revelations of toxic ingredients in consumer goods reached a crescendo during 2010, elevating the topic on the agendas of companies, activists, and regulators alike. Toxics, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and other chemical evils seemed to be showing up everywhere: baby bottles, fast-food toys, celebrity-branded jewelry, mattresses, wallpaper and flooring, food packaging, even cash register receipts. In […]

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Johannesburg gold riches spawn acid water woes

South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg, may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 km (25 miles) along one of the world’s largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking […]

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UK urged to ban controversial ‘fracking’ gas-extraction

Gas extraction plans underway in Lancashire would pose a serious risk of contaminating ground and surface waters, says Tyndall Centre report Ongoing plans by UK-based companies to extract gas through a process known as hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ could contaminate local water supplies, according to a report. The relatively new extraction process involves pumping millions […]

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Three Reasons Why Green Living Is Important

How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. There are many reasons, and people are motivated by different things, so there is no over-riding reason to go green. Here I will just give three […]

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Soil and Water Conservation Methods

The management and conservation of our water resources depends heavily on the conservation of soil integrity. Sensitive environmental areas and civil construction sites are two areas where revegetation techniques (including the use of Vetiver grass systems) may be most valuable! Ever Heard of Vetiver Grass?? • The Vetiver Grass System is low cost and efficient […]

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How can I improve my greywater system?

We’ve had an email from Su: I do like to tax the minds of all who read these sites, not intentionally, but in a ‘why don’t I know how to do that’ sort of way. Here goes, I collect all the water from my washing machine, and use it to flush the loo. However, hauling […]

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