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Domestic Rainwater Harvesting

Domestic Rainwater Harvesting

National Water Week was launched in KwaDukuza on 16 March 2015 and it is run by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Designed around South African circumstances, National Water Week is an awareness campaign which encourages South African citizens to use water wisely. It educates people on a number of things including the current state of our water infrastructure and resources; the connection between water and food production in their homes; the ways in which to catch rainwater and use it in their homes; how to reuse and recycle water; and how water and sanitation contributes to healthy living. National Water Week also encourages people to repair water leaks and reduce wastage.


The pictures attached show the Rainwater Harvesting which Trevor does himself. With this water, he irrigates his garden and grows vegetables. He places all the organic waste from his kitchen and garden into aerated bins to create compost for reuse in the garden. (pictures below). This was his way of commemorating this important week.
Trevor has another project lined up, which will be to connect his JoJo tank to the toilets in his house to use it for flushing.

These are extremely beneficial methods of saving water and using it effectively.



Posted on

February 5, 2016