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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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Is Grey Water Recycling Safe?

Yes. There are eight million greywater systems in the US with 22 million users. In 60 years, there has been one billion system user-years of exposure, yet there has not been one documented case of greywater transmitted illness. (In contrast, 400 Americans get hit by lightning each year.) 1) Greywater has hundreds of times fewer pathogens than combined sewage. Logically, greywater systems could be hundreds of times less effective at sequestering pathogens from people and still be no more dangerous than septic or sewer systems. 2) The past several decades […]

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Rainwater Harvesting – embracing the concept

Water Rhapsody, with 15 years experience in water conservation, is number 1 in South Africa in Rainwater harvesting systems. Our rainwater harvesting system, the Water Rhapsody Grand Opus collects rainwater filtered through Rain Runners, and via water tank storage is then pumped back into the house for re-use in all areas save for drinking water. In combination with our grey water systems,  Water Rhapsody can reduce municipal water bills by up to 90%. While grey water systems have been the mainstay of the Water Rhapsody business over the past 15 […]

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