Water a Human Rights Concern – Start Harvesting Rainwater One of the most talked about topics these days are that of the drought, low dam levels, and water scarcity. For years now, citizens have been made aware that saving water is crucial and that literally, every drop counts. Even though we are
The current water shortage in South Africa touches all of us While the worldwide consumption of water is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of all the water resources in the world. Over the last few years, this has
Water usage per capita in South Africa is 235 liters compared to the daily water usage of 173 liters per capita in the world. These figures paint a grim picture and emphasize the need for all South Africans, not just the Western Cape, to drastically change the way we think and use water. Against a global rainfall
Water Scarcity Impact on Agriculture what does it mean for South Africa? During the last decade, more so the last two years, the topic of water scarcity has repeatedly popped up during environmental talks and conferences – not only in South Africa but all over the world. Climate change and the unpredictability
Whether your rainwater collection system is as simple as a waterspout that leads to a water tank or as advanced as an underground set-up, one thing is certain – a rainwater harvesting system needs to be maintained. Keeping an eye on it does not only mean that your equipment lasts longer,
Rainwater Harvesting Systems – Become a Water-wise homeowner Rainwater Harvesting Systems are fast becoming the number one choice for homeowners who are looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. It is an affordable method that is effortless and easy to maintain and allows you to reap the rewards.
Grey Water Reduce with Reuse Grey Water Reduce with Reuse. Did you know that less than 3% of the earth’s water supply consists of fresh water? From this, nearly 68% is found in glaciers and ice caps, leaving just a little over 30% that comes from surface water, lakes and
Rainwater Harvesting – How to Ensure you get the Best from your Rainwater Take preventative measures to ensure the cleanliness of your rooftop rainwater. This is the best and most efficient way to improve the quality of the water collected in your tank. Here are a three easy to follow
During the water shortage crisis earlier this year water shedding was mentioned, but fortunately, most regions were lucky enough to escape being cut off from their precious water. The water outages were well communicated and there was ample time given to ensure that the household water supplies were topped up.
To help residents find quality drinking water in their area the Department of Water and Sanitation has introduced The Blue Drop system to their website. What is The Blue Drop System? The home page at www.dwa.gov.za is named My water – it is aimed at finding safe drinking water, as delivered