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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 […]

8 Advantages of having your own rainwater harvesting system

Residents from Hilton, Winterskloof and Mount Michael are angry and frustrated after suffering through almost three weeks of continuous water cuts.

They are now demanding action from the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, or they say they will take the municipality to court.

The Umgungundlovu District Municipality’s Bheki Mbambo apologised to residents for the inconvenience of the […]

Large parts of Johannesburg with out water

While South Africans are bracing for regular power cuts, Johannesburg residents will be without water this weekend.

The city will be doing maintenance on its Eikenhof Pump Station from Saturday evening at 6pm until Sunday evening at 7pm.

Johannesburg Water’s Eleanor Mavimbela says large parts of the city will be affected.

“Roodepoort, Randburg, Soweto, Langlaagte […]

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 […]

The end of free water – Free water taps to be turned off

Talks are under way to stop providing 6000litres of water a month free to residents deemed able to pay for all the water they consume. […]

Rainwater Harvesting A New Cost For Home Buyers

It is recommended rainwater be stored in tanks and then sent back into the home, to be used for baths, showers, laundry and toilet flushing. […]

SA’s water supply: how safe and accessible is it?

Having “access” however, does not mean that everyone has piped water, and it does not mean that the water is safe to drink. […]

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. […]

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 […]