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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 […]

Fed up with poor service delivery; do-it-yourself!

Fed up with waiting for service delivery, the middle class is stepping up. Do you want things to be done, and done properly, in 2015? Then do it yourself. Behave as if government is not going to deliver any services, and if it does, see that as a bonus.

The poor management and planning, deployment […]

The emerging water crisis in South Africa

The emerging water crisis in South Africa […]

Knysna faces water shortage

The Knysna Municipality says parts of the town are experiencing water shortages due to low rainfall this winter season.

Sedgefield is one of the areas most affected by the shortage.

The municipality says it has been sending out messages to alert residents about the problem.

The municipality’s Mike Rhode is urging the community to reduce […]

What to do with all this rain

Rainwater harvesting for indoor use is one of the many applications we can put rainwater to […]

Water crisis lies on the horizon

freshwater faces a double crunch – from a population explosion, which will drive up demand for food and energy, and the impact of climate change. […]

What is greywater recycling

If you’re unfamiliar with this type of recycling, the No. 1 question on your mind is likely: What is greywater, anyway?

To put it simply, greywater is water from bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and laundry washing machines. Despite frequent confusion, greywater does not include water from toilets, kitchen sinks and automatic dishwashers (this is called […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extent of SA’s water crisis exposed

While controversy rages around President Jacob Zuma’s “fire pool” and reservoir, people in villages next door say their children often miss school because of the water problems. […]