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10 Things you need to know about rainwater harvesting

An excellent article from South Africa’s premier polyethylene water tank manufacturer, JoJo Tanks. Rainwater from your rain water tanks can be used for drinking but it must be appropriately filtered/purified first. It pays to keep the roof and gutters clean and to install some coarse pre-filters/debris removers so that less water tank maintenance is required […]

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6 Steps to Designing a Rainwater Harvesting System

The principles of designing a rainwater harvesting system with a water tank or rain barrel can be applied worldwide. Simple rainwater tank systems can be designed and installed by anyone with some DIY skills. More complex systems may require professional assistance. The article below is a good start for anyone thinking of designing and installing […]

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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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Uses of rainwater from your rainwater tank

Rainwater tanks have historically been used as an essential means of supplying drinking water in many rural and remote parts of the world. The location, style, construction and use of rainwater tanks have changed significantly over time. The use of rainwater tanks has become a major strategy to enhance water conservation, reduce the burden of […]

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Water-Saving Tips For Dummies (eBook)

Do you want to make sure your water usage is sustainable? Water-Saving Tips For Dummies provides practical methods to reduce the amount of water used around your home — from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, to the garden. Discover how to: Find and install efficient water-saving devices Collect your rainwater Recycle your greywater Maintain a sustainable […]

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Rain Harvest Gardening Tips

This post outlines some tips about how to make a rain barrel or small rain water tank suitable for garden irrigation. Regardless of where you live and whether your region receives a lot or not enough rain, you can always make use of rain barrels or water tanks. They will act as very useful reservoirs […]

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Miss Earth helps with donation of a JoJo water tank

Another generous donation by JoJo Tanks for South Africa’s children. Installing rain water tanks in rural areas is especially important where no municipal water supplies exist and in this case where the installation of the 5000 litre water tank will result in significant savings on the municipal water bill. THANKS TO MISS EARTH KIDS HAVE […]

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Video: Rain barrels explained

Rain water tank and rain barrel installation can seem daunting but they need not be complicated and many kits are available so that the homeowner just needs to put the pieces together. The video below explains how rain barrels work and what installation involves. Whereas rain barrels suit some applications, they are usually too small […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Can you drink the water from your storage tank?

Properly filtered or treated, rainwater from your rain water tanks can and should be used for drinking water. Awareness of the potential hazards of drinking contaminated rainwater needs to be raised in South Africa. As demand for water grows in South Africa, alternative sources are actively being sought to augment conventional water supply. While domestic […]

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