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A Victory for Greywater in California

Bone-dry California eases restrictions on greywater use, allowing wastewater from washing machines and bathtubs to spill onto the state’s lawns and lemon trees. Plagued by drought and homeowner recalcitrance, California building officials last summer relaxed the rules for greywater use, allowing residents to hook up their washing machines to garden hoses without a permit … because they were doing it anyway. On Aug. 4, the California Building Standards Commission effectively caught up with an eco-revolution that began here 20 years ago during the last drought. In 1989, the County of […]

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Grey Water Saves Avis 95 million liters of Water pa.

Water is South Africa’s most precious resource and one which requires the utmost conservation attention by industries where it is consumed in significant quantities. You can imagine that the car rental business is a high consumer of water and probably the highest in the service (non production) industry, where on average in South Africa, around 8000 vehicles are washed every day. That is a lot of water and most of this simply goes down the drain….., but not so at Avis. When Avis set out to upgrade its major facilities […]

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Off Grid Garage with Gray Water

Visitors have traveled for miles to see David and Laura Sill’s new garage in Reisterstown. What makes this three-car garage worth the trip is that it was made out of about 200 bales of straw and features a toilet that heats waste into environmentally friendly ash. The Sills’ garage was finished last week, just in time to be part of the B-more, B-Green Solar Tour on Sunday sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, Potomac Regional Solar Energy Association and several energy-related companies. The self-guided tour featured 10 homes and […]

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Worst Drought in 100 Years – Southern Cape

By Craig McKune It may be another cold, wet, windy and snowy week throughout the province, but southern Cape farmers say they are battling the worst drought to hit the region in over 100 years. The SA Weather Service has warned of gale-force winds along the southern Cape coast today, along with swells of over five metres all along the Western Cape coastline. Weather forecaster Niek Koegelenberg said the Cape would be hit by a series of cold fronts until Thursday. But for farmers and residents along the Garden Route, […]

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Water Crisis in Southern Cape

Cape Argus. The water crisis in Southern Cape municipalities has reached such crisis proportions that unless “radical steps” are taken, the consequences for the people and economy of the district will be “incalculable”, and could lead to there being “no water” during the first half of next year, says a report. It was estimated that at least R100 million was needed to respond to the crisis in George, Knysna and Mossel Bay alone. A report compiled by Local Government MEC Anton Bredell, shows that: # George this year measured its […]

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White House embraces Grey Water for Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2009 A Green Summit Background on the Pittsburgh Summit, September 24-25, 2009 Pittsburgh is a city that has transformed itself, from the city of steel to one which also is a center of high-tech innovation, including green technology, education and training, and research and development. It is a fitting setting for a summit of the world economies, where leaders will take stock of progress on the path to recovery, assess what areas require additional attention and discuss […]

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