Sir / Madam
Future water supplies lie in demand management.
The article “Consumers set to pay the price as city seeks solutions to water crisis” Cape Times 19 December 2011 refers.
Melanie Gosling in her usual eloquent and environmentally friendly way has provided the bare facts as to how bad supply management of water has [...]
Modern car washes use far less water than a home wash and they recycle their water. [...]
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! [...]
We urge residents to…immediately stop with irrigating of gardens and also to try and save water and be conservative with water, [...]
Ways to address the issue including drilling into ground water resources and desalination have been discussed but both are entirely unsustainable. Currently the city halfheartedly supports greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting [...]
They know by irrigating their lawns and gardens with greywater they are seen as being environmentally friendly.. [...]
Second Movement reuses greywater (used water from baths, showers, hand washing basins, and laundry) for re-use in toilet flushing. The greywater is treated and stored in a chamber; from there it is pumped directly to each individual toilet pan, as necessary. As the treated greywater is pumped directly to the pan there is no need [...]
A dripping tap typically wastes about 1 litre and hour, That’s about 8760 litres a year. A leaking toilet can waste up to 34 litres an hour or 300000 litres a year. Are you sure you’re not leaking water? [...]
Few people know that we are charged twice for the water we use. The first time we pay for water is when it flows through the water meter into our homes. [...]