It is now viable to harvest rainwater for your whole household. This includes rainwater harvesting, storing and pumping rainwater for bathing, showering, toilet flushing, pool, laundry and irrigation. Rainwater harvesting together with other Water Rhapsody products can save up to 90% of your water bill.
A bath uses 120 litres and a shower 80 litres of water. When used, that water is called grey water. You pay for it, and then it all goes down the drain. Water Rhapsody Grey Water System uses this grey water to immediately irrigate your garden, saving you a substantial portion of your water bill.
Conservation SystemsAgainst a global rainfall average of 870mm per year, South Africa receives a pitiful 450mm, making it the world's 30th driest country. Water Rhapsody, with 15 years experience in water conservation, is number 1 in South Africa in Grey water recycling systems and Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
Preliminary 24-hour rainfall data ending at 08:00 on the 2012-10-21
|ADDO ELEPHANT PARK||25|
|CAPE ST FRANCIS||52|
|DOHNE – AGR||14|
|GRAAFF – REINET||03|
|NAHOON DAM ARS||27|
|PORT ALFRED – AIRPORT||129|
|PORT ELIZABETH AWS||71|
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Jojo Tanks, Pumps, Rainwater Harvesting etc.
Booster Pump .76kW – R1195 Booster Pump .35kW – R645
Pressure Controller – R590
5000L Jojo Tank (Delivered) – R2785
* Prices valid until 30/09/2012
August 2, 2012
Executive Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile called on residents of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to conserve water today as two pipelines that supplies the city with water from the Churchill and Impofu dams collapsed.
Mr Barry Martin, Acting Executive Director of Infrastructure and Engineering, said that repair to the pipes, a 700 mm in diameter steelpipe and a 1 000 mm in diameter concrete pipe in the vicinity of the Van Stadens River Resort.
Since these pipelines supply a third of the water supply to the city, some areas will be affected after approximately 24 hours when reservoirs ran dry.
Areas affected are:
Central, Deal Party, Summerstrand, Humewood, North End, Korsten, Struandale, Mount Pleasant, Lovemore Park, Lovemore Heights, Algoa Park, Struandale, Gelvandale, Gelvan Park and parts of New Brighton and KwaZakhele. When areas run without water residence are urged to call the all hours Operational Centre at 0800 20 5050 in order for water tankers to be dispatched.
Water from the remaining two sources, Loerie and Nooitgedagt (Gariep Dam) are being rerouted to limit the number of areas that will be affected. Staff is already busy with this and large construction equipment is being moved to the damage pipelines for the construction to commence.
With all this rain we had during July, Port Elizabeth are facing a water crises within the next 24-72 hours. With water pipes that burst at Van Staadens; supplying water from our reservoirs, the water supply to the following areas will be affected: Summerstrand, Humewood, Deal Party, North End, Korsten, Newton Park, Algoa Park, Gelvandale, Lovemore Heights and Lovemore Park, also parts of New Brighton and KwaZakhele.
Think about this again, should you have had your own water tanks, connected to your house, installed by Water Rhapsody, you would not have had any worries like most people buying liters and liters of water at the shops right now!
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is ready for any eventuality after the South African Weather Office issued a warning of persistent rain and flooding for tomorrow (Friday, July 13) and Saturday. A Joint Operations Centre (JOC), manned by municipal departments, Disaster Management, Fire and Emergency Services, South African Police Services and others, will be established during the course of tomorrow depending on weather conditions.
Boom gates were erected this week in the Newton Park, Third Avenue Dip area which will be closed when water levels rise. This stern action follows after motorists would indifferently remove barriers meant to close the road for their own safety and in the process putting other road users in harms way. Motorists are requested to be extremely cautious when approaching the dip area as the municipality is in the process of erecting more signs.
Residents in the lower lying areas are requested to store dry clothes and blankets in plastic bags that could be used when the need arise to relocate them to nearby facilities.
The Joint Operations Centre, when established, can be reached at 041 501 7980/1.
What a wonderful opportunity to harvest your own rainwater! WR
May 25, 2012
E-mail claims of disruption to Despatch water supply over weekend a hoax
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was made aware of an e-mail being circulated that the water supply to Despatch will be disrupted over the weekend. We would like to inform consumers that this e-mail was not sent out by the municipality as we don’t have any plans to shut down supply to this area over the weekend.
Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726).
KAAPSTAD. – Vier munisipaliteite in die Wes-Kaap kan met van die skoonste drinkwater in die land spog.
Die minister van omgewingsake en waterwese, Edna Molewa, het 8 Mei op ’n nuuskonferensie die vierde Bloudruppel-verslag bekend gemaak wat ’n aanduiding van die gehalte van drinkwater in munisipaliteite gee.
Kaapstad, wat verlede jaar die tweede plek op die lys behaal het, en George wat sewende was, het teruggesak na onderskeidelik sesde en tiende.
Die Gautengse munisipaliteite Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg en Mogale City is die topdrie in die land.
Die departement het in 2008 ’n aansporingsprogram, bekend as Bloudruppel-sertifisering, in werking gestel.
Sedertdien word dit elke jaar gepubliseer en vestig dit die aandag op die sertifisering van waterverskaffingstelsels wat aan streng kriteria gemeet word.
Molewa het gesê die verslag dui ’n beduidende verbetering aan.
“Oor die jare het ons probeer om die skoonste water aan ons mense te verskaf. Suid-Afrika se drinkwater is onder die beste in die wêreld. “Ons tel onder slegs ’n handjievol lande waar jy water uit ’n kraan kan drink.” Sedert 2009 het die gehalte van drinkwater aan die hand van die kriteria van 93,3% tot 97,3% in 2012 verbeter.
Molewa het gesê sy is tevrede met die gehalte van drinkwater in die land, maar dat daar ’n paar munisipaliteite is waaroor sy nog bekommerd is. Sy het Ikwezi en Koukamma, albei in die Oos-Kaap, uitgewys as die twee wat die swakste gevaar het. Kannaland het die swakste in die Wes-Kaap gevaar.
Jammer om te sien dat nie een van die Oos Kaapse stede onder die top tien is nie.
Press Release May 16, 2012
Water supply to several areas affected as leak on Airport runway are fixed
The water supply to Walmer – below 7th Avenue, South End, Forest Hill, Humewood and some surrounding areas, will be affected today as a result of a water leak being repaired on the runway of the Port Elizabeth International Airport. The work could result in some areas having no water and others experiencing low water pressure for at least eight hours.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unforeseen leak.
Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (0827802726).