Until recently, the industrialized nations have taken cheap, abundant fresh water largely for granted. Now global population growth, pollution, and climate change are shaping a new view of water as a potentially scarce resource that may drive up prices and fines around the world. In Barcelona, Spain, for example you can be fined €9,000 ($13,000) for watering your flower garden. In highly populated developing nations, water shortages and poor access to clean water has been an increasingly common concern. Currently 1.1 billion people living without access to safe drinking water. […]
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Water Rhapsody opened it’s doors in Mossel Bay with our brand new franchisee Werner Neuhoff. Werner holds the franchise in the drought stricken area from Mossel Bay to the Wilderness, including George. By the first week end of business, Werner called for more stock of Water Rhapsody conservation systems as he had already sold out his first consignment – such was the demand in this dry area of South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route.
The following chart shows a comparison of water prices across a broad spectrum of countries. The price of water in South Africa continues to be low as compared to most major industrial countries. The price of water in South Africa is almost the third of the price in Germany. But when we realise that there are no more dams to be dammed and that there are almost no working estuaries left in South Africa we know water in South Africa is at a tipping point.
Durban and Pietermaritzburg are at risk of severe water shortages in the next two years, Water and Environment Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Monday.
Umgeni Catchment Area
“A recently completed water reconciliation strategy study has shown that supply from the Umgeni River is already stressed by the rapid economic growth in the eThekwini and Msunduzi municipalities and areas on the immediate north and south coast,” Sonjica told delegates at a provincial water summit in Durban
The greywater system in South Africa costs, fully installed, between R7800 and R11800 ($1000 – $1500). Water Rhapsody has been in business for over 16 years and in that time has installed over 3000 water conservation devices. The grey water systems have proved to be absolutely robust and are used and recommended by architects throughout Southern Africa. Used mainly for residential use, the Water Rhapsody grey water system is equally at home in flats, commercial and industrial use. The cost of the grey water system depends on a number of […]
With many companies around the world being under pressure to adopt environmentally-friendly practices while still reducing costs in challenging economic times, MTN South Africa has embarked on a mission to make its 14th Avenue head office completely environmentally friendly in the next two years. The ‘Greening 14th Avenue’ initiative by MTN is being driven not by idealistic environmentalists, but by two senior executives who have combined their financial backgrounds with a passion for change that starts in MTN’s backyard. Now with approximately 17 million customers and thousands of employees across […]