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Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

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Western Cape authorities say they fear Ladismith may experience a drought if its local dam doesn’t fill up soon.

Following unusually low rainfall in the area in recent years, the Jan F Le Grange dam is unable to sustain the town.

Officials say a crack in the dam wall has exacerbated the […]

JOHANNESBURG WATER SHORTAGE ENTERS THIRD DAY

By using a water tank to store a possible combination of rainwater or municipal water, many of the issues experienced by those without out water could be avoided […]

Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

South Africa faces a massive water shortage in the near future, but contingency plans are already in place […]

Home water saving audit

Generally, 40 to 60% of household water is used for non-essential purposes, such as watering gardens and filling swimming pools. To save water, it is best to know how much water you are using, where you are using it, and where you could use it more efficiently. The Excel spreadsheet shows typical water use patterns […]

Kimberley residents urged to save water

most cost effective way to still water gardens even during the heat of summer with out using even more municipal water is to reuse greywater […]

Nkandla residents get tap water after SABC story

 

Rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems at Intaka Island, Century City

The rural residents of Ngomankulu in Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal finally have access to clean tap water after living all their lives dependent on a river.

This after SABC broadcast a story recently about the residents having to walk long distances or […]

The hidden cost of water cuts

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

Water Affairs tackles North West drought

Rustenburg local municipality would introduce water restrictions in the areas where it believed water control was needed, including the CBD. […]

Consumers are paying too little for water

A stiff increase in the price of water might soon be imposed to fund a backlog in the maintenance of the water-supply infrastructure. […]

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. […]