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Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting

Everyday millions of people, like you, wake up and take a hot shower before starting their day. Some take an evening bath to wind down and relax while they soak in the tub. Daughters enjoy the luxury of a long wash while attending to their locks. For young children bath time is still a game of how to get you wet. The bathroom tap runs while teeth are brushed, hands are washed and beard are shaved. Family loads of washing flood the laundry daily. An average four person household sends […]

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West Coast is last Franchise available in W.Cape

Spring is here and summer on the way. In no place is this more felt than the very dry West Coast of the W.Cape, a lucrative opportunity for rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling. “Every Water Rhapsody franchise in the W.Cape has been snapped up, bar this gem!” says Charles Bryant. This business opportunity is available to only one ecopreneur and the area encompasses the very dry areas north of Melkbos up to the Northern Cape border. It will include the towns of Saldahna, Langebaan, Malmesbury, Vredenburg, Velddrift, Citrusdal, Piketberg, […]

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Cape Town Drought Cycle. Should Water Tanks be Mandatory?

Over the six past decades, there has been a drought cycle every six to seven years. The last time Cape Town was in adrought was 2004. I have watched this in Cape Town since 1965 when I can first remember the newspapers reporting the dam levels every day, and this has been the case to a greater or lesser extent for the past forty years. We have always been able to augment further supply by building an additional dam, but not so anymore.  There is not another single place or […]

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S.Africa looks to sea to meet growing water demand

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa will increasingly use desalinated seawater to meet growing demand for drinking water in coastal towns facing the worst drought in 150 years, the country’s water minister said on Thursday. South Africa is a water-scarce country with an average rainfall of 450 millimetres — compared to a world average of 860 mm — and conditions are expected to worsen as a result of global climate warming. “South Africa has a boundary consisting of approximately 3,000 kilometres of sea water, and this water is presently unusable […]

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South Africa province map

Water Rhapsody’s Growing Footprint

Water Rhapsody is rapidly increasing its’ footprint around South Africa, with coverage in six of the nine provinces of South Africa. With the first dealers opening in the Western Cape, the Water Rhapsody network has spread to Gauteng, KZN, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. This week negotiations began to secure a dealer in the Limpopo province and this is expected to come on stream later in the year. Limited opportunities still exist in all the provinces for ecopreneurs to open their own businesses in Water Conservation. “The demand has been far […]

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Water Conservation: A Sunrise Industry comes to South Africa in 2010

Described by some as a “sunrise industry”, water conservation is fast catching on in all areas of southern Africa as individuas and companies realise that the demand for water is fast outpacing the decreasing supply. With the rolling out of its franchise model, Water Rhapsody is experiencing a sharp increase in demand for its water conservation systems. There seems to be an urgency whereby people wish to get off the grid and harvest their own rainwater. They have seen what has happened to energy in this country with Eskom being […]

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