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Solution to Bloemfontein Water Crises

Water tanks in Bloemfontein Water Pumps in Bloemfontein Bloemfontein is experiencing another  water crisis.  The latest supply problems are due to the sluice gates at Mockes Dam being blocked by debris, tree branches and mud as the dam level reached … Continue reading

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Disruption in Water Supply

Residents requested to save water as transformer malfunction could affect supply Residents from large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay could experience the disruption in their water supply by lunch time today after an electrical transformer at the Loerie Water Treatment … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day, 2 February

What is World Wetlands Day? 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of … Continue reading

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Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution

Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. It faces the looming threat of toxic water spewing out of idle mines as early as next year, unless government steps in to prevent an “environmental disaster”, Terence … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing planning in the Karoo

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, has been used since the 1950s to stimulate oil and gas wells. The process involves pumping a sand-laden slurry into a well and subjecting it to enough pressure that the rocks in the productive formation fracture, … Continue reading

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Phosphate in Washing Powder destroy Water Eco Systems.

Phosphate is a nutrient that is essential for plant growth and is found naturally in the environment. But the excess use of phosphates by humans is overloading our water bodies, which can lead to toxic algal blooms. Have a look … Continue reading

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Groundwater Pollution

Groundwater pollution is a very serious problem. Unlike a lot of the pollution on the surface waters, like trash floating in the bay, groundwater pollution is harder to recognize until after illness has occurred. Groundwater, which is the  water that … Continue reading

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“Water-shedding” in the pipeline for Grahamstown

Due to the consistently low levels of dams in the Grahamstown area, the Makana Municipality is considering limiting water supplies in some parts of town. Addressing a media conference on Thursday, Makana Municipal Manager Ntombi Baart said this “water-shedding” process … Continue reading

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Large Hikes in SA’s drinking water tariffs on cards

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6.2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to push up the cost of drinking … Continue reading

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Innovations needed as climate change sees water supplies dwindle – Andrew Muir

LARGELY due to climate change, South Africa is becoming drier from the west to the east. Climate modelling for our area shows that our annual precipitation (rainfall) will reduce by between 10% and 15% at current warming levels. As a … Continue reading

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