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Uses for Water Tanks

Water tanks can be used to store water for a wide range of uses and reasons. Whether the water tanks are filled with rain water, municipal water, borehole/well water, dam/river water or storing waste water (such as grey water), the purpose of water tanks is to store water for one or more of the following […]

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Why build a Rain Garden?

Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]

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India: Harvesting water from temples

JAIPUR: An astrologer and social activist has turned the religious practice of offering water and milk in temples into a unique way of water conservation. Pandit Purushotam Gaur, known as Guruji, has developed water harvesting infrastructure in more than 300 temples in Rajasthan over the past 13 years. Gaur is harvesting the millions of gallons […]

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Grahamstown water outages: Water tanks a solution?

Since Sunday, most of the city’s water supply has been cut off because of a broken water pipe. However, many Grahamstown residents have been struggling with service delivery for years.

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Another planned water shutdown for Kimberley

Bloemfontein – A shutdown of water for Kimberley was being planned for next week, the Sol Plaatje municipality said on Tuesday. Spokesman Sello Matsie said the cutting of water supply to residences and businesses would take place on Monday next week (Heritage Day).

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Agroecology could help green SA agriculture, reduce water use

Agriculture contributes 30% of greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide and is responsible for 50% of South Africa’s water use. Therefore, it is critical that South Africa develop a water-efficient economy with a social ethic of water conservation for sustainable water resource reuse, said Lindros Whole Earth Consultants owner Alan Rosenberg at the recent Sustainability Week event.

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Australia: Perth water crisis sparks plea for help

The Western Australian Greens have called on the State Government to reintroduce water efficiency plans in Perth to resolve a water crisis in the state’s south-west. The Greens say the Government has to reintroduce the Waterwise program and stormwater recycling.

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Water shortages force Zimbabwean hospital to close theatre

Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo has been hit by a critical shortage of water, a development which has resulted in the referral centre shutting down its operating theatre.

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Funding Water Infrastructure in South Africa

The billions to be spent on South Afica’s water system will be among the state’s largest capital expenditure projects but it is still  unclear where the money will come  from. Private investment in water is minuscule at present, as the state appears to prefer it that way. However, the R668bn required to fix SA’s water […]

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