January 2018 – Day Zero in the Western Cape ALMOST became a reality, but luckily it didn’t. If it had it, would have caused pandemonium.
Since last year we have had “sufficient” rainfall. This has, however, remained below the 5 year average, according to historical data. The effects of a looming Day Zero remains in all of us, with our experiences highlighting the truth that water is in fact a scarce commodity.
To ensure a water secure future going forward, we need to protect every drop that we have access to. We simply CANNOT use municipal drinking water to water our lawns, clean our cars, or run those deep baths anymore.
So, is there a solution?
RAINWATER HARVESTING! When it does rain, this is becoming the new in thing. There is so much rainwater run-off that simply goes to waste, and the reality is that we can no longer afford to lose these millions of litres.
Considering just how severe the risks of water scarcity are, there really is no excuse not to connect a storage device to your gutters, save the vital water which would otherwise be wasted, and optimise your water-savvy lifestyle.
So, where does one store the water?
Storing water in plastic tanks has massive limitations. Among other factors, the maximum sizes of tanks generally do not exceed 10000L. WATER BLADDERS however are manufactured in sizes up to 250000L. The advantages of using bladders in place of plastic tanks are numerous, and can be viewed on our website (www.waterbladders.co.za)
Prof Bredenkamp, the owner of Damsak water bladders, spent considerable time back in 2006 developing and applying complicated mathematical formulae to produce the end result of a highly durable and safe water storage unit. It is no surprise that the first bladders developed over 12 years ago are still standing strong to this day.
Harvesting rain water using a water bladder is so simple – simple to get to you, simple to unfold, simple to connect to down pipes, and simple to extract (and drink) from, with no maintenance required.