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Greywater reuse can solve water crisis in Dhaka

Recycling of greywater will protect aquatic ecosystems by decreasing the diversion of freshwater, reducing the quantity of toxic contaminants entering waterways. […]

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 […]

Greywater gets the greenlight ~ Safe for household use

Scientists from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have proven the efficiency of greywater purification systems and that people should be encouraged to use such water.

The project is one of the most comprehensive ever undertaken anywhere in the world to study the re-use of greywater – water […]

Cape Town tariff hike may encourage water conservation

The City of Cape Town on Thursday said it hopes an increase in water and sanitation tariffs will encourage users to conserve water.

From Friday 1 July ratepayers’ monthly water bills will be going up by about eight percent.

Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson said some of the money will be spent on upgrading treatment works.

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Ficksburg mayor scoffs at town’s water shortage

People say there is no water in this town. What is this? […]

Cape Town water tariff 2011

Cape Town’s water and sanitation tariffs are to increase by 8.28%. The first 6 kilolitres remains free and charges there after are calculated in incrementally. […]

Western Cape Rainfall plummets

The following graph is taken from the Department of Water Affairs and it clearly indicated that the Western Cape region could be threatened with severe water scarcity similar to that of the Southern Cape. […]

Flushing toilets with grey water

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 […]

Typical Household Electricity use

The typical home consumes between 230kWh and 340kWh per person per month. In Cape Town one unit of electricity costs 64 cents a kWh… […]