Did you know that South Africa’s agricultural sector uses nearly 79% of the total land area – but only 12% of that land is suitable for rain-fed crops? Being a farmer is one of the toughest jobs around. Farmers are up against drought, the competition of cheap imports, toxic chemicals, climate change, and pollution of our natural resources. But most importantly, farmers face enormous energy consumption costs.
The farming sector is taking enormous strain, and the only way to beat the odds, increase production and reduce energy costs is to use water sustainably. And this means managing, cleaning and reusing water responsibly.
You see, wastewater treatment has become the cornerstone of the farming sector, and farmers that clean and reuse their water not only benefit from reduced water consumption costs, but recycled clean water improves growing conditions, prevents crop or livestock disease, increases yield, cuts down the amount of pollution going into waterways, and improves compliance with environmental regulations.