The contracts of the water service providers who are raking in thousands of rand monthly by transporting water to the drought-stricken communities of Nkomazi Local Municipality, are likely to be cancelled in the near future as the municipality is looking into other cost-effective measures to deliver services.
This was revealed by the Deputy Director of Infrastructure, [...]
Jorisna Bonthuys, Die Burger
Cape Town – South Africans can look forward to a wet summer this year, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing.
This is according to data compiled by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has developed a forecasting technique that is able to estimate [...]
As a nation of garden lovers it’s important that we are all careful when tending our gardens in order to conserve as much of the mains water supply as possible.
Top tips to conserve water in the Garden:
» Install a water butt or similar to make use of all of that rain water that lands on [...]
Johannesburg – SA Weather Service forecasters have been fielding the same question over and over again over the past days – “When is it going to rain?”
Unfortunately, for rain lovers, the forecasters are the bearers of bad news.
“A whole host of people have asked us that question… from journalists to farmers to bricklayers,” forecaster Puseletso [...]
By Tony Carnie
Trade unions are turning up pressure on the government to tackle the country’s dirty water “time bomb” as a matter of urgency – or face the prospect of national protest action.
The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), the second-largest trade union group in the country, warned yesterday that the government was neglecting the [...]
As the world increasingly turns its attention to the scarcity of water as its next major environmental and sustainability challenge, rainwater harvesting systems are growing in importance for commercial and residential properties.
These systems allow homeowners, businesses and industry to collect or “harvest” rainwater from roofs and stormwater run-off, and store it for future use. This [...]
Bath linens made from organic cotton are not only comfy and soft, but they require less pesticide to produce than regular cotton towels. Manufacturers who make organic cotton also tend to use natural dyes and softeners which are less toxic and gentler on sensitive skin.
Try an All-Natural Approach
Natural bath products cause less harm than [...]
The first rain for the season is here. We had a full 2 mm last night and light drizzles most of today. My vegetable garden will be so grateful!
But, as the rain was washing down the window, I thought of all the water going to waste. Water running down gutters, [...]