In this issue: Some good ideas for solar energy in borehole pumps

In this issue: Some good ideas for solar energy in borehole pumps

The debate that rages around alternative energy, especially solar energy, demands that we make informed decisions before allocating substantial amounts of cash to panels and control equipment. Our feature article offers some intriguing ideas based on experience in India, another developing economy. Many of the lessons learned and ideas put forward in the article are relevant to Southern Africa and other developing economies.

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Are boreholes a good investment?

Boreholes can save end-users money on their water bill, but how much money are we talking about? And how long will it take to recoup the investment? In this article, Kobus Troskie and Andrew Johnstone analyse two examples of the cost and savings of borehole water and the findings are quite astounding.

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What to look for when drilling a borehole

What to look for when drilling a borehole

To alleviate the strain on municipal water, many municipalities are encouraging home owners to drill boreholes on their properties. But what should end-users consider before making this investment? In this article, we give an overview of some of the aspects you should consider.

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Johannesburg Water and the Borehole Water Association sign MOU

Johannesburg Water and the Borehole Water Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering a plan to promote the drilling of boreholes as an alternative source of water.

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