Plumbing lessons from the US’s Rust Belt

By Mike Muller

In the spirit of my favourite management maxim – learn from our successes and other people’s mistakes – and ahead of the World Plumbing Conference (WPC 2016), the US has a cautionary tale for everybody in the water business.

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Drought-stricken California looks to Australia for tips on recycling water

As hopes that a much-hyped ‘Godzilla’ El Niño event will banish California’s record drought fade, the state is starting to look for clues from overseas on how to conserve each increasingly precious drop that does fall on its parched land.

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Matching water costs with scarcity levels

By: Sungula Nkabinde – Moneyweb

Proposed revisions to South Africa’s water pricing strategy are as broad as they are complex, but what is clear is that water will become significantly more expensive in the future.

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Rainwater harvesting: a step-by-step guide for plumbers

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo – writer

South Africa’s water crisis has created a need for rainwater harvesting technology and the savvy plumber should be looking to fill this need

Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years and, as South Africa’s water crisis deepens, consumers are looking more and more to the plumbing industry to provide them with rainwater harvesting solutions.

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Decide now on Lesotho 2, acid mine drainage projects, says Prof

The cabinet ministers responsible for approving the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme should be asked to explain why this important project is being delayed – and should also be pressed to take decisions on acid mine drainage (AMD) projects as new sources of short-term water.

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The benefits of water audits

Water has long been the forgotten utility. It was inexpensive. It was perceived to be plentiful. And there were few incentives for conservation. No more. Population growth, economic development, aging infrastructures and ongoing regional droughts are causing trouble for municipal water systems that are trying to keep up with rising demand. Facility executives are facing rapidly rising rates, water use restrictions or both.

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