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Rainwater harvesting in San Angelo Texas

This is not a moist climate in general, but when it does rain, often it really comes down. That was evident last Saturday when some parts of San Angelo received 2 or even 3 inches of rain in a short period of time. But that doesn’t make up for the long dry periods in between. Rainfall is pretty scarce and usually doesn’t come as often as we’d like. One great way to overcome this issue is to harvest rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is not new technology — in fact, my mom […]

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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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The Art of the Water Tank – It need not be Green!

SOME PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY NOT SATISIFIED to leave things as they are. Such as the Randwick Organic Community Garden crew, for instance, especially those there that are part of the Arts In Community Gardens team. The community gardeners had acquired a grant to buy rainwater tank in which to store rain falling on the adjacent stable roof. Now, there it sat — a shiny, bulbous, 21,000 litre plastic projection like some anomalous fungi emerging from its slumber in the earth. Supplemented by the gardener’s existing, smaller tank, the community garden […]

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Why should I Harvest my Rainwater?

Rainwater is an absolutely FREE source of water. Rainwater harvesting is the collection, storage and distribution of rainwater and the perfect storage facility for rainwater is a water tank. Rainwater can essentially be used anywhere you use tap water. The idea of using drinking water to flush toilets and water lawns is wasteful and irresponsible, especially in light of the population growth and water shortages across the country. Rainwater harvesting greens your home lessens your environmental footprint. You will reduce flooding and erosion caused by storm water run off

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Fog Project boosts water supply

A climatologist from the University of South Africa (Unisa) has helped develop a low cost, eco-friendly system to harvest moisture from abundant mountain fog in a water-scarce region of the Eastern Cape, and communities there are already benefiting from it. The project was successfully launched in Cabazane Village, in the rural Mount Ayliff area in the north of the province, in mid-March 2010 during the annual National Water Week. The area, which falls in the picturesque Alfred Nzo district municipality, is bordered to the north by the mountain kingdom of […]

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Desalinated sea water for Cape Town in four years

The energy required to power desalination would drive up the price of water, and consume more non-renewable energy, the price of which is rapidly being felt by South African electricity users. Water Rhapsody provides a means to save up to 90% of your municipal water bill with our water conservation systems. here follows the article in Cape Times today By Melanie Gosling Environment Affairs Cape Times Capetonians could be drinking desalinated seawater in four years’ time when our growing demand for water will have exhausted current supplies. And because desalination […]

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