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Cape Town water demand below peak level

The Department of Water Affairs has previously warned that the city’s available water will be fully utilised by 2019 due to growth in the population and the economy […]

State views water as ‘commodity’ – SAHRC

The areas worst affected by a lack of water and sanitation were poor black households. […]

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 […]

Desalination for Cape Town

The city wants to increase its water supplies and is now looking to the sea. […]

Large scale desalination for SA

the City of Cape Town was also looking at large-scale desalination to augment its water supply. […]

Cape Town’s spring water wasted

Cape Town – For eight years Caron von Zeil of Newlands has worked on Reclaim Camissa, a project that uncovered and documented the vast amount of fresh water that flows to waste underneath Cape Town.

Her work has been cutting edge: most of the springs and rivers that flow from Table Mountain have been paved […]

Cape Town Spring water not good enough

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 […]

Cape Town may soon drink recycled water

Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out […]

Reusing rainwater gains momentum in construction

using rainwater inside the home all year round and not just necessarily for garden irrigation. Garden irrigation is still most economically done with recycled greywater. […]

Keep saving water – Summer is near

The typical household can save up to 90% of their water bill through a combination of harvesting rainwater, greywater recycling and other water saving technologies. […]