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A SIMPLE GREY WATER SYSTEM FOR FOOD SECURITY

HiltonVillage.co.za recently met with the Zunckels at their home to see how their newly installed grey water garden irrigation system is working out. Kevan and Karen are both environmentalists and Karen is the founder of iPhepha Beads and Co-ordinator of SLIP the Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant fair. I am happy to report that their […]

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 […]

Eskom revises tariff hikes for 2013

Eskom on Wednesday said it was still revising its tariff increases before it makes any announcements.

According to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), the original proposition was for an increase of up to 19 percent per annum.

Earlier in 2012, the power utility proposed a new five-year plan of tariff increases […]

What to do with greywater

Established in 1994, Water Rhapsody, in many ways wrote the rule books on greywater reuse and recycling […]

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 […]

Sustainable aesthetics keystone for water conservation

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 […]

Western Cape Dam levels July 2012

Even with the rains that fell around Cape Town last week , not much of this water fell in the catchment area of our dams. This could give Capetonians a false sence of relief regarding the water security for the summer ahead. […]

Cape Town rainfall May 2012

With half the average rainfall over the month of May, Cape Town will need to hope and pray that rainfall figures pick up in the months to come.

This year the rainfall figures have closely followed that of 2009/2010. If this is to continue then water conservation efforts will need to be stepped […]

Keep saving Water – Cape Town

Stay exempt from all water restrictions, this summer and the ones to come, by reusing greywater. Speak to Aquarista to find out more.

www.capetown.gov.za/water

 

 

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Safe use of greywater for vegetable gardening

Safe use of greywater for urban food production

The potential contribution of household and urban food gardens to food security is limited by a shortage of water which can be used to supplement rainfall. Greywater may help to overcome this limitation by providing a dependable source of water that is under the control of […]