Gauteng and NW Province

Why conserve water?

Why Is Conserving Water Important?

Reducing our use of water will decrease water pollution, increase energy savings, and create more efficient use of our water resources. Too much water in an on-site sewage treatment system can flush untreated material through before organisms have a chance to break it down. If untreated material gets to the drainfield, the material can plug up the soil within the drainfield and shorten the life of the septic system. Sending too much water down the drain can also cause systems to “blow out,” allowing untreated material to flow out onto the ground. If this occurs, the system needs to be dug up and repaired. Failing septic systems can:

contaminate drinking wells

cause health risks such as hepatitis or dysentery

cause chemical pollution from household cleaning products

contribute excess nutrients to ground water, lakes, or streams

Conserving water in rural areas will increase the life of existing septic systems. Conserving water within a municipal water system will reduce household expenses, increase treatment plant efficiency, and reduce the amount of electricity and chemicals needed to treat wastewater. In both situations, conserving water protects water quality through improved wastewater treatment.
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Water Rhapsody offers systems to enalbe you to conserve water in every area where water is used on a daily basis e.g.
1) Rainwater Harvesting for household use, includes irrigation (off the grid)
2) Grey water recycling for irrigation purposes
3) Multi-flush for water-wise toilets

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