Collecting rainwater is free (and legal, except for in some US jurisdictions). In water-scarce South Africa, we should be harvesting as much of this free resource as possible and storing it in water tanks. Rain that falls on your home is free for you to capture and use to supply your daily needs. A typical […]
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Some people like to conserve the use of water in their homes by taking an alternative path and harvesting rainwater for drinking, cooking, bathing, and even irrigation of the land. “All water is rainwater,” rainwater systems enthusiast and author Richard Heinichen is fond of saying. This a great point, and there is absolutely no reason […]
Based on its operations, it is a priority for car rental company Europcar to assess its organisational activities and identify areas where its environmental impact could be reduced, says Europcar CEO Dawn Nathan-Jones. As a result, the company has invested in the eWasha water- recycling system and has had massive savings since implementing the first […]
Nearly 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, and the human body is made up of 80 percent water. We invented ways to purify water, turn it into power, and keep it at bay during storms. But there are many other avenues by which we can use water to our advantage.
Michael Smit from savewater!® talks about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks from the Equilibrium display at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. South Africa has a similar climate to Australia and much of the information and tips mentioned in the above video are equally applicable in South Africa. We recommend JoJo Tanks […]
The cost of servicing Gauteng with water is becoming more and more costly but the province has put efficient water usage as a priority goal. At a water indaba in Johannesburg, Nirali Shah, risk manager for Deloitte and Touche highlighted concerns about local water usage.
Check out these typical ‘frequently asked questions’ about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks:
Most of us don’t smile when we see a water bill, but Phillip Johnson is different. He has not had a water bill, as such, for 11 years – he only receives a bill of $11.20 every three months for drain fees.
Source: Sarasota RainBarrels (Youtube) The above video shows you how to hook up a simple drip irrigation system to your rain barrel or rain water tank. For rainwater tanks, water tanks, tank stands, septic tanks and other JoJo Tanks products, click on the links below:
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