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Freshwater in South Africa

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South Africa is a chronically water stressed country with huge economic development pressures and social upliftment challenges. Water availability is one of the most decisive factors that will affect the economic, social and environmental well-being of South Africa over the next decade, and its supply is already precariously limited. In the past, South Africa has […]

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Borehole water

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TREATING BOREHOLE WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION Boreholes may appear to be an economic alternative when considering access to potable water. However, there are several factors to consider when assessing boreholes as an option Quality Except in a few very rare cases, all borehole water contains high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS). This TDS is […]

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Bottled Water

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THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF BOTTLED WATER Bottled water is very convenient, and generally of a high quality. But what about the negative impacts of using bottled water on the environment, on one’s health, and on one’s back pocket? Oil In the USA, 17 million barrels of oil a year are used to produce plastic water […]

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DEMINERALISED WATER – THE FACTS

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Many people are concerned that demineralised water is harmful to their health. The basis of these concerns lies in the fact that demineralised water has very low levels of essential minerals and/or electrolytes, which are essential for a balanced and healthy body. Minerals are essential for the basic functions of the human body to take […]