Everyone should consider filtering water before drinking it

We are not only recommending filtering water from boreholes, dams/rivers, rain water , water tanks or water reservoirs but also municipal water…here’s why

filter water from rainwater tanksMany people seem to think that water supplied by municipalities is pure and ‘safe’ to drink but this is not necessarily the case!  In South Africa, municipal water varies in quality and taste ranges from tolerable to very unpleasant.  While municipal water may have received treatment via the addition of chemicals such as chlorine, this does not mean that all microorganisms have been killed (there is increasing evidence that many potentially harmful microorganisms are becoming resistant to chlorine and other commonly used water treatment chemicals).  One must also consider the long-term effects of drinking municipal water laced with chemicals – not good for human health.  Filter municipal water for peace of mind and to remove unpleasant chemical taste.

Other sources of water such as from rivers/impoundments, groundwater or rainwater should be tested by a laboratory to check for microorganisms and chemicals.  This will allow one to choose the most appropriate water filtration system based on the contaminants or microorganisms that the lab results show up.  However, one water quality test does not mean that the quality of the water will remain constant over a long period of time (especially in the case of rivers and dams where upstream chemical spills and human waste could contaminate the water at any time).

Rainwater harvesting is one way of maintaining a degree of control over water quality.  We always recommend that rainwater harvested from rooftops be filtered and/or purified before drinking.  Even the cleanest roof and spotless gutters could be contaminated by bird faeces or other animals and dust may contain contaminants.  Rainwater can be directed to the rainwater tank where a filter could be placed at the outlet of the water tank before it enters the building’s water reticulation system.  If the rainwater from the water tanks is to be used for other purposes, including drinking, it may be less costly and easier to install a water filter at the point of use, ie at a drinking water faucet or fountain.

Some water tanks may potentially contaminate water or at least discolour and spoil the taste of the water so water filtration is recommended for this reason too.  The better quality plastic or polyethylene (‘poly’) water tanks are usually made with a special internal lining that ensures the water is kept fresh and pure.  In South Africa, we recommend JoJo Tanks water tanks and rainwater tanks – these are all manufactured from food-grade polyethylene and have an FDA-approved lining on the inside.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of products such as plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands as well as other high quality JoJo Tanks products.  See JoJo Tanks’ VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS and see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and 5-year guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products one of the best choices in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers. We can usually delivery tanks and tank stands free of charge to business/commercial addresses in South Africa.


(15000 litre and 20000 litre JoJo vertical water tanks & chemical tanks are available on order directly from JoJo Tanks’ main factory)

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