Four main reasons for installing an underground water tank

Underground water tanks are sometimes a better option that the normal above-ground vertical water tanks.

JoJo underground water tank
Here are 4 main reasons to install underground water tanks:

  1. Where space is limited: In some cases there is simply no space for the placement of above-ground water tanks. High property values mean that every square inch of property is important – above-ground water tanks can take up valuable building space unnecessarily when underground tanks are a feasible alternative.
  2. Aesthetics & building codes: Some may find above-ground water tanks to be not very pleasing to the eye, especially where certain modern architecture is present. Some body corporate either do not allow above-ground water tanks or insist that they be completely hidden; an underground water tank obviously solves this.
  3. Safety & security: In certain areas, above-ground water tanks may be prone to vandalism and possibly even vulnerable to criminals poisoning or contaminating the stored water. Underground water tanks can be completely hidden from view and made virtually inaccessible to vandals and criminals.
  4. Extreme temperatures & environmental other factors: In freezing or extremely hot conditions, water stored in above-ground water tanks can be adversely affected temperature-wise, with freezing obviously being potentially more inconvenient and possibly causing damage to the water tank itself. Underground water tanks are naturally insulated from extreme temperatures. Underground water tanks are also protected from extreme weather conditions such as high winds and heavy hail storms.

When choosing an underground water tank, ensure that is properly designed and manufactured by a well-known brand name – poorly designed underground tanks can collapse when buried, especially if the tank becomes empty.

In South Africa, we recommend the 6000 litre underground water tank made by JoJo Tanks which is extremely robust and can even be installed under driveways if properly installed.

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 TANKSAlso 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.  *All JoJo Tanks polyethylene tanks and products now carry a 8 year warranty (on tanks purchased on or after 1 July 2013)*  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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