Cape Town – While natural spring water may provide a source for industrial and commercial uses of water, it may not be suitable for human consumption, a researcher has said.
“Sixteen springs altogether probably produce a nice little bit of water, compared to what the city uses, but getting all 16 springs together at that [...]
changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change [...]
There is a misperception about the differences between rainwater harvesting systems and systems that recycling waste water. There is also a misperception as to the possible end use of water from these systems.
Rainwater harvesting systems use rainwater collected from the roof and should not be confused with systems that recycle treated wastewater or greywater [...]
As demand for water is growing rapidly and most cities are facing a water crisis, rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory across the country. [...]
A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to substantially invest in renewable energy. [...]
Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.
But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar reaction – and we drink it anyway.
Durban plans to become the first South African city to purify and recycle sewage into [...]
The state Senate today passed a bill allowing so-called greywater systems in homes and commercial buildings. [...]
One would think that 90% recycling should be sufficient, but not so at Avis. [...]
The recycled water could be released into the main supply for public consumption within 18 months, with the city’s dams on the verge of running dry. [...]
Cape Town – Cosatu warned on Thursday that it would mobilise its members for protest action if the government did not address the looming water crisis soon. [...]