5 benefits of rainwater harvesting

5 benefits of rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is a technique where rainwater is collected and stored in a water tank for future use. Basic uses include watering your garden, topping up your swimming pool, washing your car, flushing toilets and, if it is filtered, for use throughout the home. There are many benefits of rainwater harvesting. Here are just 5 examples of why it is something you should consider:

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Hydraloop

Hydraloop

Save water by recycling 85% of in-house domestic water to flush, wash, irrigate and top up pool

Hydraloop is an innovative in-house water recycling system which collects shower, bath and washing machine water, cleans and disinfects it, herewith recycling 85% of total in-house domestic water used. The water can be reused for lavatory flushing, washing machine, garden irrigation or to top up your swimming pool. Hydraloop looks completely different than any other existing water recycling system. Because of its stylish design you can show off your Hydraloop anywhere in your house.

 

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Convert your old pool into an underground water tank

Convert your old pool into an underground water tank

Once the children no longer spend hours a day splashing around in the family swimming pool, one often starts wondering if it is still worthwhile to keep it. The idea of filling it up with dirt and returning it as part of the garden could seem wasteful. What if one could use this storage space as an underground water tank? Couldn’t this be a whole lot more appealing than having several green water tanks littered around the property?

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What to do with pool back wash water

What to do with pool back wash water

Swimming pools waste on average up to 500 litres of backwash water per week on cleaning the filtration system. Aquarista offers an affordable solution that clarifies backwash water and returns the water safely to the pool.

Backwash water from the pool contains toxic chemicals that are environmentally unfriendly. This water is either erroneously wasted to storm water, ending up in rivers and estuaries, or is wasted to sewer placing unnecessary pressure on waste-water treatment plants, which are already over-burdened.

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Cape Town water and sanitation tariffs for 2015-2016

Cape Town water and sanitation tariffs for 2015-2016

Each year the City of Cape Town updates their annual water and sanitation charges at the start of July. Due to current water scarcity, the City of Cape Town has imposed a 20% water restriction. Below is a breakdown of these charges for single residential homes.

The domestic single residential sanitation tariff remains linked to the water tariff at a rate of 70% of water consumption (70% of 50kl = 35kl). This means that water used for garden irrigation is charged based on 70% of water consumption, even though this water never reaches the waste-water treatment works.

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