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All new buildings to have rainwater harvesting systems – Ireland

ALL new buildings including houses, apartments, offices and schools will be obliged to install rainwater harvesting systems to reduce consumption and help drive down utility bills. […]

The hidden cost of water cuts

“We were without water for 12 days except for early in the morning most days, […]

Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water

A total of 480 980 000 kilolitres of water – the equivalent of 2.5 Hartbeespoort dams or 192 392 Olympic size swimming pools – were lost. […]

Free water – Ceased water meters?

the meter did indeed turn if they actually use municipal water. There was nothing wrong with the meter, there just wasn’t any water flowing through it […]

Tap greywater before fresh water runs dry

South Africans seem to be a bit behind on taking up the initiative to conserve water, the main perceived reason being that water is not seen as being expensive enough. […]

What to do with rainwater

I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.

Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water […]

Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation […]

Water pollution lawsuit is ‘war against the state’

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says mention should have been made of the mines implicated in the pollution.

THERE was evidence of a war against the state, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said yesterday, citing the legal action taken against her for failing to provide clean water to a Mpumalanga town […]

Green property take off

Landlords who invest in green buildings might be able to lure a higher calibre of tenant – and should have a far higher occupancy level than landlords selling space in non-green buildings

Additionally of appeal is that tenants can derive cost savings from renting green buildings, said Org Geldenhuys, managing director of property development and […]

Water is the first concern in Africa ~ Avis

One would think that 90% recycling should be sufficient, but not so at Avis. […]