oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Saving water one raindrop at a time : market contribution

Volume 18, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



With an average rainfall less than half that of the world's annual average, water is not something South Africans can afford to throw away. The country is fast approaching a time when demand for water will outstrip supply. Gauteng could even run out of water as early as 2013, according to former Water Affairs and Forestry Minister, Lindiwe Hendricks, in late 2008. And even if the central water supply does hold out, will we still be able to trust its quality, after the damning reports released to the media about the dubious state of our drinking water?

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