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Some reasons to buy a polyethylene water tank

In South Africa there are a number of brands & types of water tanks and liquid storage containers; we recommend high quality polyethylene tanks made by JoJo Tanks, here is why: Affordability: Polyethylene or ‘plastic’ water tanks are usually less expensive than their fibreglass and steel counterparts (assuming similar quality). It is however, unwise to […]

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How to choose a quality polyethylene tank

There are a bewildering array of polyethylene or ‘plastic’ water tanks, chemical tanks, silo tanks, septic tanks and underground tanks; here are some pointers to help you choose a high quality poly tank. Is it a brand that you have heard of? One should always do some research about the various brands of poly tanks […]

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DIY Rain Water Tank System

Small water tanks, drums or ‘rain barrels’ are great for the hobby rainwater collector & DIY enthusiast but we advocate bigger water tanks, if possible. Many people start off with a very simple rain collection system with low storage capacity and quickly find out that bigger water tanks are required for collecting useful amounts of […]

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Green Property Values Boosted by Rising Energy & Water Prices

A properly installed rainwater harvesting system or even emergency water supply water tanks increases the desirability & value of both commercial & residential properties. This is true no matter whether you are in Australia (where the article below emanates) or whether you are in South Africa. Many towns and cities in South Africa are increasingly […]

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Some common questions about JoJo water tanks

Some commonly asked questions about one of South Africa’s most popular and trusted brands of water tanks: JoJo Tanks. HOW DOES A JoJo TANK DIFFER FROM OTHER TANKS? Trusted industry leader JoJo Tanks, has been making water tanks for more than 30 years and is so confident about the quality of its tanks that every […]

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Andean Glacial Retreat Threatens Water Resources

The dramatic, profound impacts of global warming are increasingly becoming apparent, particularly as regards vital freshwater supplies. Glaciers around the world are in retreat, threatening the sustainability of populations across entire regions—a process that has been under way for decades. Water shortages and declining water quality are already much in evidence throughout the Andean region […]

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Innovative schemes to work with water rather than against it (UK)

FLOODING has inundated 7,320 properties around the country this year, including nearly 1,900 in recent weeks. Models predict that the climate will get wetter, with more intense downpours in winter, putting more houses and businesses at risk. The damage is estimated at some £1.1 billion ($1.8 billion) a year. As floods grow more frequent, and […]

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India: Rainwater harvesting makes sense

It is a familiar scene during summers in many urban areas. A municipal water tanker trundles into a neighbourhood, which has not received water in its taps for days. A mass of people promptly converge on it carrying buckets, pitchers, drums – anything that can carry water. While the rest queue up, amid much jostling, […]

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USA: 40 Million people in Colorado Basin face water shortage

Washington: Warmer weather and a growing population may in a few decades cause a water shortage for 40 million people who depend on the Colorado river in the US, researchers say. Climate modellers at the Columbia university’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict a 10 percent drop in the Colorado river’s flow over the next few decades.

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