Author Archives: Frans

Nelson Mandela Bay declared a drought disaster area!

NELSON Mandela Bay was declared a drought disaster area yesterday, allowing the city to apply for R1.6-billion in emergency funding to tackle the crisis. As supply dam levels continued to fall to just 36% of capacity and warnings were sounded … Continue reading

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Photos of Dam Levels in Port Elizabeth

Click here for pics of the Algoa FM Dam tour on 18 January 2010

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Water restrictions to become more stringent

According to Bay municipal spokesman Luncedo Njezula, water restrictions already in place are set to become even more stringent in the coming months if no good rains fall. “(Last year) council approved a drought strategy that serves as a guideline … Continue reading

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WWF sounds warning over SA’s resource shortages

The power-supply crisis and looming fresh-water shortage are early warning signs that South Africa needs to curb use of natural resources, global wildlife fund WWF said on Wednesday. “South Africa has a narrowing time window in which to act decisively … Continue reading

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Port Elizabeth Average Rainfall

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year mm 32.7 34.7 49.6 48.3 61.4 51.2 49.5 56.8 61.1 58.0 54.8 40.7 599.5 inches 1.3 1.4 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.0 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 … Continue reading

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Guest houses in Port Elizabeth & Eastern Cape can save water

Guest houses generate a lot of grey water from both the laundry and the bathrooms.  How can they then save water?  Waste water from the laundry, baths and showers are termed “grey water”.  This can be recycled and re-used to … Continue reading

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