Selecting the right borehole pump

So the borehole is drilled and now it’s time to install a borehole pump. In this article, we go through the factors that a reputable pump installer would consider when selecting a pump for a borehole installation. The aim is that you, the end-user, understand why a particular pump has been selected for your borehole.

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These towns survive on prayer... and borehole water

These towns survive on prayer... and borehole water

In an article entitled "When Towns Run Dry", Oxpeckers.org profiles the town of Calvinia, together with neighbouring Nieuwoudtville and Loeriesfontein, which have been hard-hit by the drought. These towns are relying almost exclusively on borehole water for their water supply.

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Scenarios for the Future of Water in South Africa

Scenarios for the Future of Water in South Africa

WWF-SA and BCG held a workshop with industry, government representatives and water sector leaders to explore two key uncertainties in our water future - the availability of water and the state of governance of the sector.  Download the report so that you and your organisation can use the scenarios to consider what part you can play to help South Africa overcome the current crisis, as well as prepare for and even shape the future of freshwater supplies in South Africa.

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How groundwater can help - not solve - Cape Town water shortage

How groundwater can help - not solve - Cape Town water shortage

As the end of summer finds Cape Town’s water supply in a precarious state, there are options for making relatively quick and expanded use of local groundwater resources – while acknowledging that groundwater is not the panacea for the city’s water woes.

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Bringing water and sanitation to rural schools in KZN

Bringing water and sanitation to rural schools in KZN

Delivering water and sanitation to rural areas is a multifaceted undertaking that involves technical skill, application of scientific knowledge, and above all an understanding of the communities who are the beneficiaries of these services. Read more about how JG Afrika is helping to bring water and sanitation to rural KZN schools through the sustainable use of groundwater.

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Ensuring reliable groundwater supply in rural areas

A recently completed Water Research Commission (WRC) study has looked to improve the sustainability of rural groundwater supply. The study has confirmed the potential of groundwater as a sustainable water supply for rural community on condition that operating rules are maintained. 

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Know Your Water: sustainable groundwater research

As drought grips large parts of South Africa, the importance of groundwater as a secure source of water for domestic and agricultural needs has become clear. However, whilst many people think of groundwater as an unlimited resource, groundwater does have a finite limit and needs to be managed sustainably to ensure future supply. Help contribute to a nationwide citizen science project to predict our groundwater's sustainability by determining how much of our groundwater is dependent on rainfall.

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