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Washing Machine Water Efficiency

Different models of washing machines can vary greatly in energy use, water use and operating costs. When buying a new washing machine: Buy a front loader if you can. Front loaders are usually more water efficient and energy efficient than top loaders and use less detergent. Choose a size that matches your needs. You might […]

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Rainwater Harvesting – Some Facts

Rainwater harvesting can (a) assure an independent water supply during water restrictions, that is though somewhat dependent on end use and maintenance, (b)usually of acceptable quality for household needs and (c) renewable at acceptable volumes despite forecast climate change (CSIRO, 2003). It produces beneficial externalities by reducing peak stormwater run off and processing costs. RH […]

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Testimonial: Former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry

Here’s a testimonial from one of Water Rhapsody’s high profile clients, Professor Kader Asmal (former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry, South Africa) 11 February 2010 To Whom it may Concern: Garden Rhapsody Grey Water Re-using System “It is very rare that a product, in this case, a new product gives so much satisfaction. We […]

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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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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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Eco-Building: 8 Critical Considerations for Sustainable Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their consumption of energy, water, and materials. Eco-building reduces construction damages to human health and the environment, without compromising on comfort or aesthetics. Sustainable building does not require extensive resources.  Natural building uses abundant, available, renewable, reused or recycled materials. Some choices may […]

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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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Five Ingenious Ways Humans Move Water

Sometimes it’s not the lack of water that causes problems but the difficulties in reaching the nearest water source that can send societies scrounging. But for centuries, inventive city planners have found ways to work around that challenge, moving mass amounts of water over incredible distances. Read on to see some of the most brilliant […]

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