Green Plumbing

Compiled by Daniella Favis for Fix Shack. Source: Eskom, Solahart and Green Plumbing Advisory Centre.

In a time where non-renewable resources are fast depleting, we should be seriously considering alternative sources of energy to provide our homes with electricity. Solar water heating is the process of harnessing energy from the sun in order to heat water, rather than using a conventional electric geyser. Water is circulated into solar panels; solar energy is absorbed by a solar collector, heating the water; the hot water is then stored in a tank, ready to use.

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Ever wondered why, in a Country which receives so much rain, water shortages are often the headline news?

We simply don’t have enough reservoirs to supply the ever increasing demand for water. But why then, do we use drinking water for flushing toilets and laundry purposes?

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