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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 […]

JOHANNESBURG WATER SHORTAGE ENTERS THIRD DAY

By using a water tank to store a possible combination of rainwater or municipal water, many of the issues experienced by those without out water could be avoided […]

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. […]

Harvested Rainwater Harbors Pathogens

South Africa has been financing domestic rainwater harvesting tanks in informal low-income settlements and rural areas in five of that nation’s nine provinces […]

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. […]

Mpumalanga’s water woes could worsen

The Mpumalanga province’s water woes are expected to be exacerbated if it doesn’t rain soon […]

KZN lakes hit by water demands, drought

Durban – Two of South Africa’s largest lakes – Sibaya and St Lucia – are being hammered by a combination of drought and the growing water demands of the timber industry and local people.

This is the warning from scientists attending the national Groundwater Conference in Durban.

They say the surface level of Lake Sibaya, […]

Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water

A total of 480 980 000 kilolitres of water – the equivalent of 2.5 Hartbeespoort dams or 192 392 Olympic size swimming pools – were lost. […]