Basic principles of safe drinking water supply

Basic principles of safe drinking water supply

By: Andrew (Andy) Camphausen

The three primary aims of a good plumbing system are to supply safe drinking water in adequate quantities, to remove liquid wastes and to minimise the risk of failure through vigilance and quality assurance.

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Water auditing – a practical example

By: Andrew Camphausen

The bill was almost 200 kilo-liters per month and the water bill is in the range of R65 000. That is a huge amount of water and the subsequent bill is really outrageous.

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Show us the numbers!

By: Mike Muller

It can be embarrassing to get up in front of an audience and make a strong statement only to be immediately contradicted. That happened to me at a few weeks ago, at the launch of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)’s fund to reduce water losses.

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Joburg’s lady plumbers

Women in plumbing

Soweto’s Plumbing Academy produces many fine plumbers and construction workers, a good percentage of which are women.

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Engineering perfection

Taryn Button

After completing her diploma in civil engineering and completing her in-service training in a consulting office, Taryn Button, a civil engineering technologist at WSP, decided she wanted to get some hands-on site experience. And so, in 2005, she began working for a construction company that worked on hospitals, apartment buildings and shopping centres. It was during this time that she completed her BTech.

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It’s a man’s world?

Izaan Nel.

Izaan Nel, Pluvia consultant at Geberit, joined the company nine years ago as a receptionist. Nel dabbled in many different areas of the business but was eventually offered an opportunity to move into Geberit’s technical department, an opportunity she grabbed with both hands.

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