Water tanks are an excellent way to store large quantities of water and gain water independence to secure a fresh water supply with the threat of water scarcity and water outages.
We can supply and install rainwater harvesting systems. You decide whether to use the harvested water in your home and garden.
Our water tanks come in [...]
It’s possible to save water in summer without having to watch your beloved garden shrivel in the heat. Greywater doesn’t sound appealing, but it helps keep things green.
What is greywater?
Greywater, sometimes known by the equally unromantic name of ‘sullage’, is used water that contains some impurities but isn’t heavily polluted. As you might expect, it’s [...]
There are lots you can do to help protect the environment without spending a cent. Begin by simply changing habits and then slowly incorporate a better way of spending your hard-earned cash.
You, the consumer, have the power in your purse to make a very tangible difference.
Ideas that are free:
This is so easy to do. I [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Although watering your garden may be recreational or therapeutic value, too much water usually ends up being wasted, especially in our dry conditions. We have to alter our existing gardens to incorporate water saving ideas. Landscaping that use less water should be considered and become more popular in South Africa. Whether [...]
If urgent steps are not taken, South Africa will run out of water for future economic growth within the next five years.
This is among several alarming expert opinions contained in the second edition of “The Environmental Handbook: A Guide to Green Business in South Africa”, launched in Cape Town this week.
In a guest foreword to [...]
On the face of it, Earth has plenty of the stuff. We live on a water world: about three quarters of the earth’s surface is submerged. And, give or take a few H2O molecules, there’s the same amount circulating through the water cycle now as there has been for thousands of years.
So why is there [...]
Our taps are dry. We haven’t got water. We realised this earlier today when the water started running out of taps timidly. A pityful little stream of water. We rushed to fill up the kettle and a jug for water for basic higiene.
And when I we just got home, I was devestated to realise [...]
Around the home:
- Shower, don’t bath – a bath uses an average of 160 litres, while a five-minute shower uses only 60 litres of water.
- Don’t keep the tap running while you are brushing your teeth or shaving – this can save up to 20 litres of water a month.
- Cut down the amount of [...]