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Why? Recycle …

  For many of us recycling has become a part of our daily lives. We know that recycling helps conserve natural resources, but most South Africans are not aware that it go’s beyond conserving space in our landfills. Did you know that recycling also conserves energy and water and helps to reduce air and water pollution? For example, production of ...

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Water Saving

Water Saving WHY SAVE WATER? • Kwa-Zulu Natal is now a water-scarce province. • Low rainfall throughout the province and in catchment areas, a growing population and a growth in business and industry   means there is less available water in the Umvoti Municipal Area. • The level of Lake Merthley which is supplying Umvoti Residents is currently at an extremely ...

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Borehole Water Dangers

Borehole Water Dangers Borehole Water Dangers is in borehole water that was not tested by a lab. If you do not know what is present in the water it wouldn’t hurt. The saying is “what the eye doesn’t see wouldn’t hurt”. It is your health we are talking about.         Photo : parasites in the water tank ...

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Prevent Wild Fires

  A number of sources can cause wildfires, but humans are by far the largest contributing factor. Natural wildfires typically occur during times of drought combined with lightning strikes that ignite dry grass or brush, but this scenario accounts for less than 10% of all wildfires. The remaining wildfires South Africa are due to some form of human contribution. Below ...

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Umvoti Water Crisis

  The water supply to Greytown comes from Lake Merthley which is currently is at 33%. The Lake gets water from 6 springs which have become reduced in flow because of the drought. Over the past 10 months the level in the lake has been dropping because of the lack of rain. The plant usually produces an average of 5000 ...

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Road Safety

Umvoti Municipality would like to share a few tips on road safety:-   Drive a roadworthy vehicle Check the windscreen, wipers and water in the windscreen wiper bottle Be prepared for bad weather Following distance should be increased in bad weather Be patient! Rather slow down! If you can’t see – Don’t drive Remember that puddles can hide dangerous potholes ...

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Energy Saving Tips

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Water Saving Tips

    Here are some tips on how you can save water : Install a low-flow shower head and tap aerators on all taps. Reduce the time spent having a shower Repair leaking taps and pipes Wash your vehicle using a bucket of water Flush toilets only when necessary. Install a multi-flush or dual-flush mechanism in the toilet. A multi-flush ...

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