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Karino Water Plant Operational

Silulumanzi recently launched a new water plant opposite Karino Estate.  This plant will supply half of the stands, approximately 2250, with clean water.  It will produce nearly two megalitres of water a day.  The ideal would be to supply the whole of the Karino Estate with clean, drinkable water. At the moment there are approximately […]

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How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

You might not know it, but there’s an invisible thief which may be stealing your energy and boosting your energy bills. As long as they’re plugged in, all electronic devices – anything with a clock, timer, adaptor, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. Since most homes […]

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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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How to Obtain Water in a Survival Situation (Part 2)

Aboveground Solar Still Above-ground solar still You can use stills (aboveground and belowground) in various areas of the world. They draw moisture from the ground and from plant material. You need certain materials to build a still, and you need time to let it collect the water. It takes about 24 hours to get 0.5 […]

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War and Water

With all of its life-giving properties, water is not often associated with acts of war. Yet many important interconnections are apparent in modern life. For example, wars are sometimes fought on waterways; those engaged in military operations have many needs for water; war can adversely impact water resources; and increasingly, observers worry that wars might […]

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Reduce Stormwater Runoff

A reduction in stormwater runoff is good for the environment.  As the video explains, there are a number of things that you can do to reduce stormwater leaving your garden and house.  Rain gardens help reduce runoff and save on irrigation costs. Water Rhapsody water conservation systems include rainwater harvesting systems and grey water recycling […]

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SA Water Boards Propose Big Tariff Increase

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6,2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to increase the cost of drinking water supplied by municipalities to end users. The proposals, details of which are contained in a […]

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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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Video: Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

Read labels on cleaning products- look out for harmful ingredients and key watchwords as explained in the video below. Good, simple advice.  Some commercial eco-friendly cleaning products are cheaper than their conventional, potentially harmful counterparts.  An earlier post looked at the harmful substances that common household detergents from in waste water.  If grey water recycling […]

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