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Water Supply Interruptions – Mbombela

News just in: There are currently water supply interruptions occurring on White River Country Estate.  Unfortunately, if there aren’t water conservation systems installed at your house, you’ll have to be without water while Mbombela Local Municipality technicians attend to the fault.  Luckily some White River Country Estate residents have installed Water Rhapsody rainwater harvesting and […]

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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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Water Security

International problem – acute in South Africa Only 30% or 11% of South Africa’s 283 municipalities are at this point in a position to render adequate water services, the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on Service Delivery was told recently. It is, however, not a problem unique to South Africa and the dangers of a disaster […]

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The Water Hyacinth Problem

Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, is widely recognized as one of the world’s worst weeds. The plant is a native of the Amazon, but tolerates a wide range of climatic and aquatic conditions, allowing world-wide infestation across a range of latitudes and climates. In South Africa the weed was first recorded on the Cape Flats in […]

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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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Water – Use it Wisely

Many towns in South Africa are still using antiquated water distribution systems.  Water loss through evaporation, leakages and inefficient water-use plague not only old systems but also modern systems where inadequate maintenance is carried out.  White River has an old canal system which is monitored and well maintained by the White River Irrigation Board.  Water […]

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Green Building – A Look at Water Efficiency

The green building revolution is often touted with a focus on two subjects – energy efficiency and reduced emissions. While both are obviously important, the issue of water efficiency is one that should not be pushed aside. What is the greatest threat to our way of life in the next 100 years? The idea of […]

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