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Save on your water bill!

Many of us are battling to keep our gardens green and our water bills down. Water is expensive and extremely precious. And it’s running out. Water Rhapsody has all the solutions to all of your water woes. (click here to view an animation of the products) Grey Water Systems: Water Rhapsody can help you reuse your grey water (water from your bath, shower, hand basin and clothes washing machine), keeping your garden green and bringing down your water bill with a Garden Rhapsody. Rainwater harvesting: Water Rhapsody can help you harvest the […]

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Where is your water?

Uh-oh. We’re in trouble. If you’re not experiencing floods, the chances are you’re looking drought in the face. California is now in its fourth year of drought and water restrictions are set with just a little fine of US$10 000 per day of non-compliance. Lake Mead in Navada is the largest reservoir in the USA when it is at capacity. However, the lake is now at it’s lowest point in it’s existence (it was first filled in the 1930’s) which also means that millions of people who rely on electricity generated at […]

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Grey Water is Good Water

Grey Water is defined as water from baths, showers, hand basins and the laundry. Strangely, the name comes from its colour, but in all seriousness, the re-use of this source of water (until twenty years ago) was unheard of.  Here are six of very serious reasons for making use of grey water. Grey water as a source of irrigation water is not subject to water restriction. Even in times of drought – gardens need not go brown. Grey water is troublesome in sewers. A sewer full of a mixture of […]

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Don't throw money down the drain. Save water.

Water Saving is Money Saving

If you have a garden, this article is particularly relevant to you. If you have nothing but one toilet and a tiny bath, you still need to pay attention… According to Dr Ronnie McKenzie, managing director of the engineering company Water Resource Planning, South Africa is overdue for drought. It’s coming and we all need to take a serious look at our own usage. To avoid the hassle of your garden going brown due to water restrictions or an astronomical water bill when prices increase, keep reading. Take a moment […]

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Rainwater harvesting is a Big Idea!

Water Rhapsody has been helping South Africans harvest the rainwater that falls on their roofs since 2000. And yet, “Greenman Dan” thinks he has stumbled onto a new discovery by helping property owners in New Orleans collect the precious resource that is rainwater. But… Better late than never. Granted, for South Africa the need to harvest rainwater for use in your home or on your garden is more dire than in places such as New Orleans who need this innovative idea primarily to reduce the risk of flooding in their streets. This is what has […]

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Save the Earth

Why we shouldn’t frack

Any idea how many wind power plants South Africa has? One. How many wind turbines does that plant have? Four. South Africa as a country has no clue what a decent wind farm is all about. This means that we have no idea how to live off the grid or move towards a more sustainable way of living. Instead, we want to destroy one of our most beautiful landscapes by drilling giant poison holes into it. Yes, Shell, I’m talking to you. Don’t frack the Karoo. It isn’t even slightly […]

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