Buy water tanks, rainwater harvesting , greywater systems

Aquarista is the leader in Greywater garden irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting systems in South Africa.

Contact Aquarista.

‘Earthy’ Cape Town water safe: city

Water consumption“The water is perfectly fit for human consumption,” spokesman Peter Flower said in a statement.

The taste and odour were caused by Geosmin in the Theewaterskloof Dam, from where the city drew its water.

Geosmin is a naturally occurring compound found in rivers and dams and is produced by blue-green algae when it dies.

“It could be caused by the inflow of nutrients to the dam following heavy rainfalls, which increases the growth of the blue-green algae,” he said.

The city had begun treating the water in the dam with powdered activated carbon to return the concentration of Geosmin to below the normal human taste and smell threshold level, Flower said.

Source: Times Live

Also see: Wildevoelvlei turn toxic.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>