The Water Hub is an exciting project initiated by the Western Cape Government (WCG) within the broader Berg River Improvement Plan (BRIP) and situated on the banks of the Franschhoek River (a tributary of the Berg River). An inspiring vision for the site will see it become a centre of excellence for research, demonstration and training for new technologies in the water sector.
By partnering with the Stellenbosch Municipality, the Western Cape Government were able to secure the decommissioned Franschhoek Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) for re-development. The project team (Isidima, Amanzi...
What does a sustainable urban water strategy look like? How can we change the way we think about water use in our urban environments to use less potable water? Or maybe best in the words of Tony Wong (CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Australia):
“why aren’t we starting to think about reusing our wastewater to flush toilets? Why do we have to have drinking water to flush our toilets?”1
“We should start to think about living with two taps coming into our house, a drinking water tap and a non-drinking water tap. And the source for the non-drinking water tap could be any combination of wastewater or greywater”1
The first Arumloo micro-flush toilet was officially installed on 17th November. The installation marks a significant step after many years of research and development by Jonathan Harris and achieves a strategic outcome of the Water Technology Demonstration Program which has enabled the Arumloo's recent progression.
The Arumloo is a micro-flush toilet that will flush both liquids or solids on just 2 litres of water. With the majority of modern dual flush toilets providing a 3 litre small flush and 6 litre large flush, the Arumloo is set to save one third of water used for toilet flushing. Water for toilet flushing conve...