Day Zero is fast approaching: how will Cape Town look without water?

Day Zero is fast approaching: how will Cape Town look without water?

By Robert Traydon

This article explores a worst-case scenario for Cape Town should ‘Day Zero’ become a reality. It serves to encourage Capetonians to minimise their water consumption, and urge authorities to accelerate all projects to increase water supply. Everyone needs to take this ‘disaster area’ declaration extremely seriously.

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Types of metering devices

Types of metering devices

By Rory Macnamara

Does a water bill indicate an abnormal water consumption? The amount might not be pleasant for your customer to pay, but without it, one would not know that a pipe is leaking.

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Water, the new gold

Increasingly, as water scarcity becomes a major challenge throughout the planet, the value of this limited commodity is growing exponentially, pushing water, water recycling, water treatment, and water reuse up the priority list in municipalities around the country. To this end, Water, Sewage & Effluent is publishing the Report to the Water Research Commission in two parts, in which guidelines for monitoring, management, and communication of water quality in direct wastewater reclamation are discussed.

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Bespoke water treatment system for Old Mutual Wealth

Bespoke water treatment system for Old Mutual Wealth

By Ilana Koegelenberg, with input from Sutherland Engineers

The Estuaries Plaza has installed a bespoke waste water treatment and purification system, which is self-sufficient and enables a virtually water neutral facility to operate.

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Water in Mangaung – seeking solutions

Water in Mangaung – seeking solutions

Bloemfontein has been plagued with water woes for a couple of years. The drought has only exacerbated the existing challenges related to ageing infrastructure, water quality, and supply constraints.

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Technologies for legionella control in premise plumbing systems

By the US Environmental Protection Agency

Water, Sewage and Effluent reproduces this summary in the interest of plumbers and engineers understanding their critical role in safeguarding the health of people. They make the design happen, and any deviation from standards and legislation is irresponsible, as such action will result in the cultivation of waterborne diseases.

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