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 [...]
South Africa has the distinction of being one of only twelve countries in the world where it is safe to drink our tap water. [...]
This problem of the lack of water is mainly affecting our communities in the villages. Although as a government we have made many strides [...]
Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.
“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, [...]
By installing water tanks and/or rainwater harvesting systems, residents have the luxury of always being assured of a fresh water supply despite interruptions in the municipal supply. [...]
to remind South Africans that water scarcity — both in qualitative and quantitative terms — originates as much from inefficient use and poor management as from real physical limits. [...]
WATER conservation is loudly supported throughout Australian society, but a study by researchers from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences has shown aesthetics and good old-fashioned neighbourhood competition are shaping Perth resident’s views on sustainable domestic water use.
According to the study published in Landscape and Urban Planning in January, general community aesthetics and the notion of ‘outdoing [...]
Water and Sanitation department made it clear how one should dispose of swimming pool water [...]
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The drought is giving us an unwelcome lesson in the state’s preparations for drought.
Greywater recycling could reduce water use by 30%
It starts at “Normal,” with no need for reduced water use.
Phase Two is “Water Shortage Watch,” with a goal of 5 percent reduction in water consumption.
Phase Three [...]
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. [...]