How to weather the water crisis

November 9, 2015
South Africa is facing a water crisis…what you can do to lessen the impact

On Sunday November 1st, 2015 the Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane informed South Africans that we are facing a severe water crisis.  She stated that the department would most likely begin strict water restrictions (also known as “water shedding”) so long as the drought that is affecting the country continues.

2.7 million homes are currently being affected by the drought with Kwazulu Natal being the worst affected area.  The minister recommends that Johannesburg introduce water restrictions immediately to prevent a major crisis in Gauteng as well.

South Africans are being urged to find better, more efficient ways to manage their water usage.  Green Leaf can assist with a variety of solutions to help manage one’s water usage and quality.

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One of Green Leaf’s water tank installations

Some solutions and pricing that we offer:

  1. Grey Water Tank: Starting from: R 5799.00
  2. Back up Water Tank: Starting from: R 4999.00 (booster pump included)
  3. Rainwater Tank: Starting from: R 1799 (650L)

The above prices are excluding VAT and do not include installation pricing.

On top of these fantastic products that we offer there are additional things that the average home and/or business owner can do to conserve water.

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Here are some tips on how to save water:

  • Don’t water your garden between 6am and 6pm
  • Fix faulty toilets, taps and pipes and check for leaks
  • Turn the tap off while washing, shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Install water saving shower heads
  • Plant water-wise indigenous plants
  • Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher
  • As you replace household items invest in water efficient goods
  • Invest in items such as rainwater harvesting, grey water systems and back up tanks


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