Saving water a global responsibility
Saving water is a global responsibility and no longer just an African thing. For a long time, this has been the general consensus, but recent studies have shown that water scarcity is not just affecting the African continent but rather have become a worldwide problem. Global population growth, rapid urbanization and deforestation are just a few of the causes for the decreasing level of groundwater. Surface water, which was and currently is our main source of water, is no longer able to fulfil the demand of water for habitual and necessary purposes, ranging from household and businesses to agriculture.
Water demand a global crisis
Did you know that roughly 2.5% of the world’s water supply is fresh water? From that, only 1% is accessible and fit for human consumption. It’s a frightening statistic considering scientists predict that by the year 2025, 8 years from now, the world will have 1 billion more mouths to feed, which means that we require an additional 1 trillion cubic metres of water just so we can have enough to sustain the global agriculture industry. Lack of fresh water will impact global food supply and demand, creating a snowball effect that will impact all aspects of humanity and how we function.
Begin at home
Invest in rainwater harvesting systems for your home. If you have not considered it yet, then think about this - If every person makes an effort to collect, use and re-use water, then we give ourselves the opportunity to use water where it matters the most – no matter where in the world you are. Rainwater harvesting systems give you the opportunity to collect, store and use fresh water for whatever purposes you and your family need in and around your home. You can also use greywater harvesting systems which will allow you to re-use mildly used water around your home. Both options are affordable, easy to install and require very little maintenance.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you, your business or your community with water saving efforts. We are waiting to hear from you.