Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa recently pointed out that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned at last year’s COP 17 that over the next decade, fresh water supplies on the continent will begin drastically dwindling with many African countries experiencing water shortages by 2025.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre maintains its own constructed wetland system that is specially designed to assist in filtering and cleaning the site’s grey and black water.
At the Sterkfontein Caves, an ozone waste water purification system was introduced last year to replace septic tanks and provide a far more eco-friendly solution to waste management in the area.
Says Maropeng Managing Director Tony Rubin, “we hope to inspire visitors to follow this example, and to encourage them to consider their carbon footprint and think of ways to conserve the environment.”
Simply Green, Issue 2 2012
And if you don’t have space for a wetlands project Water Rhapsody’s Garden Rhapsody is a very cost-effective system recycling grey water for garden irrigation.