If you are in the market for water tanks, there are possibly a number of other items that you may need to buy too, depending on the intended use of the tanks.
Many water tanks come standard with a few fittings. For example, JoJo vertical water tanks are supplied with a lid/manhole cover as well as either 40mm or 50mm fittings for the inlet/overflow at the top and outlet/connector at the bottom of the tank. Before buying a water tank, be sure to check that there are inlets/outlets built into the tank as retrofitting these can be difficult or impossible on certain types/brands of water tanks.
If you are buying a water tank for storage of municipal water or borehole water, ensure that the fittings that come with the water tank are compatible with your existing plumbing and piping. Reducers and adapters can be bought in order to join pipes that are bigger or smaller.
Is the water tank to be filled by a water tanker in a rural area? A suitable tap or faucet will need to be installed on or near the tank. JoJo Tanks supply brass taps specifically for their polyethylene water tanks.
Do you need to install the water tank at an elevated position? Perhaps you also need to consider buying a water tank stand with your water tank. Think about how high you need the tank for water pressure. In South Africa, we recommend steel water tank stands supplied by JoJo Tanks – these tank stands are available for 5000 litre water tanks and 10000 litre water tanks in the following heights: 1.5m, 3m, 4.5m, 6m and 9m.
If the water tank will be used for rainwater harvesting, there are a number of fittings and accessories that will need to be bought. Assuming the building has gutters already installed, a downspout and leaf separator/sieve will also need to be installed. Extra piping may also be required as well as suitable joins if water tanks are to be placed in series. A simple, small-scale home rainwater harvesting tank such as JoJo Tanks’ 750 litre Slimline Rainwater Tank is supplied standard with a brass tap as well as wire meshing to cover the inlet at the top of the tank (to prevent leaves and coarse debris from entering the tank). In this case, all that is required is a downspout from the gutter and a suitable level cement/concrete base (even a small 750 litre water tank exerts ¾ of a tonne of downward pressure when full!).
If you are buying water tanks that will be installed by a professional plumber or water specialist, then they will usually be able to supply all the fittings, pipe and extras that may be required.
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.