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Some reasons to consider greywater harvesting

Greywater recycling can be as simple as collecting shower water in a bucket to fully fledged treatment systems with multiple water tanks. A happy medium can be found if one uses the greywater as it is produced then no treatment needs to occur if used for garden irrigation. The golden rule of simple greywater recycling […]

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Rainwater harvesting illegal in some US states

Thankfully, rainwater tanks and rainwater collection are not illegal anywhere in South Africa, in fact government encourages rainwater harvesting. Apparently a few states and counties in the US have been taking legal action against private citizens, see the article below. Collecting rainwater is a very common and environmentally friendly thing that is done, but just […]

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Select the best water tank for your installation

An excellent article written in the South African context; choose the best water tank for the situation. In our case, we recommend JoJo Tanks products; there should be a JoJo tank for just about any application and situation. Rainwater tanks can be one of the most expensive components of a rain harvesting system, but it […]

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Video: DIY greywater treatment system

This greywater system makes use of hidden water tanks and effectively treats the grey water as well as makes for an attractive garden feature. Remember that gray water should never be stored in tanks longer than 24 hours before treatment (potentially dangerous bacteria could begin to multiply – not dangerous at low concentrations but possibly […]

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Great reasons for using rain water

Some excellent reasons to install rain water tanks and start harvesting rainwater – a free resource. In South Africa, properties with rainwater harvesting systems and water tanks installed will ensure a higher property value too. MAIN BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING Significant economic, social and environmental benefits can be achieved by using rainwater. By using Rainwater […]

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Video: Install a grey water irrigation system

A great video about how to install a greywater irrigation system (without water tanks) with laundry water being directed directly from the washing machine via pipes to the garden where plants receive the gray water irrigation. The important thing to remember when it comes to grey water is that it should never be ┬ástored in […]

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Grey water irrigation systems explained

In South Africa we are fortunate not to have overbearing rules and regulations regarding greywater systems and tanks for irrigation (the article below originates in Australia). However one should be sensible when applying greywater to plants – do not surface irrigate plants that are for food. Also, never store greywater in water tanks for more […]

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JoJo 750 litre Slimline rain water tank information

The JoJo Tanks 750 litre ‘Slimline’ rainwater tanks (and 750 liter buffer water tanks) are very popular with South African homeowners; here is some more information about these water tanks. Each JoJo 750 litre Slimline rainwater tank has the following: -An inlet/overfl ow with a 40 mm female thread. -An outlet with a 40 mm […]

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Water saving tips for learning institutions

Detailed list of water saving tips for schools, colleges & universities presented below. These should also include rainwater harvesting tanks & greywater recycling. South Africa’s learners should be educated about water conservation, especially as we live in a water scarce country. Rain water tanks are an excellent visual aid to education in this regard and […]

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