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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 […]

Kimberley residents urged to save water

most cost effective way to still water gardens even during the heat of summer with out using even more municipal water is to reuse greywater […]

The hidden cost of water cuts

“We were without water for 12 days except for early in the morning most days, […]

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, […]

Western Cape dam level May 9 2011

Over both of the previous months, March ans April, the Western Cape has experienced less than average rainfall. This in culmination with a high population has the Western Cape drawing down it’s dams faster than previously see. […]

Heavy rains cause water shortages

When harvesting rainwater with Water Rhapsody’s UPWS “uninterupted pressurised water supply” you can rest assured that you will have pressurised water inside your home at all times, in spite or inevitable water outages. […]

Beaufort West rations its water

It has become more frequent that stories like the following, from Die Burger, has come to our attention. There are more and more boreholes that are running dry. Boreholes that are no longer able to supply homeowners with water. […]

What to consider when rainwater harvesting

Over the last few months there has been a influx of new businesses selling rainwater harvesting systems. This is no surprise to me as we have been warned of the drought cycle underway. Cape Town will be forced to once again enforce water restrictions as a means to control demand. With the population growth that […]

Cape Town Rainfall is drying up.

Yesterday I spoke to a young woman who was already fearing her next water bill because as she said, “It’s only the start of August and I’ve been needing to water my garden for 2 weeks.” This is not the first statement on this matter that I’ve heard in that past few weeks.

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