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Overuse of groundwater is unsustainable

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

Challanges facing under ground water supplies.

“Ground water is a safe, clean and reliable supply and thereof addresses the national priorities,” he said. […]

Groundwater – Everything You Need to Know

it can take centuries, or even millennia, for groundwater levels to be replenished naturally. The Great Artesian Basin in Australia has water that is two million years old! […]

Put Karoo fracking on hold, says DA

The party warned of the risk of the prospecting contaminating water.

“The proposal by Shell to explore for gas over 90000km² of the southwestern Karoo Basin is premature and should not be entertained by the Petroleum Agency of SA,” DA water and environmental affairs spokesman Gareth Morgan said.

The DA was concerned about the use […]

Beaufort West – Water crisis!

It is only a matter of time before boreholes and wellpoints start drying up and force homeowner to search for alternative sources of water. […]

Study: Overpumping Draws Down the World’s Groundwater Reserves

The rate at which these critical groundwater aquifers are being sucked dry doubled between 1960 and 2000. The trend, which contributes to the rise of sea levels, at the same time threatens the fresh water supplies around the globe. […]

Drying Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs

In a new era of conditions dangerously affected by global warming, the world’s waters are rapidly running dry, creating crisis for wild habitats and human civilizations. The following are some of the seas, rivers, lakes, and underground water reserves we have lost or are losing, impacting the livelihoods of hundreds of millions people, animals, […]

All you need to know: Borehole and wellpoint water

Over the past few years there has been a shift in the mentality amount garden owners about tapping into ground water for irrigation purposes. The initial attitude was one of complete abundance, almost as if the ground several metres below us is soaked in water.

Irrigating with borehole water

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