February 2, 2014

12 Steps to Creating a Complete Rainwater Harvesting System

While installing a water tank is the first step to harvesting rainwater, there is other hardware that should considered to improve the efficiency of the system. […]
January 26, 2014

How to repair plastic water storage tanks

The article below offers a guideline on how to repair damaged poly or plastic water tanks and assumes that one has access to a plastic welding […]
January 17, 2014

Video: How To Build A Simple Rainwater Collection System

The video below comprehensively demonstrates how a simple rainwater harvesting system can be constructed, using a rain barrel or small water tank and a few other […]
December 28, 2013

Simple ways how to save & use rainwater

Rainwater harvesting systems need not be complicated or expensive but we always recommend installing larger water tanks as small tanks can fill up and overflow surprisingly […]
December 9, 2013

Video: Rainwater Harvesting with Underground Water Tanks

A great video detailing the installation of a rainwater system that uses two underground water tanks connected together in series. In South Africa, JoJo Tanks manufacture […]
December 3, 2013

Do water tanks make life easier?

Whether the home is classified as a humble, low-income building or whether it is a mansion, in South Africa, a water tank or two can definitely […]
December 2, 2013

Tips on Safely Harvesting the Rain

In the US, ‘rain barrels’ are very popular but we recommend more substantial water tanks in South Africa, allowing useful quantities of rainwater to be captured […]
November 30, 2013

Video: DIY First Flush Diverter for Rainwater Tanks

Watch this video on an ingenious first flush diverter made from common hardware store materials and a water bottle. It also explains the importance of fitting […]
November 28, 2013

Fundamentals of Rainwater Tank Harvesting Systems

The main and most important component of any rainwater or water storage system is the water tank but there are a number of other components that […]
November 26, 2013

Video: The whys and hows or rain barrel installation

With an introduction to why home-owners should keep rainwater on their properties and a clear demonstration of how to install a rain barrel or rainwater tank, […]
November 23, 2013

Install a rain water tank – tips & info

Installing a rainwater tank is an excellent way of making use of one of our most important natural resources – water tanks save water and money. […]
November 22, 2013

Can water tanks really save you money?

This is a broad question but the short answer is a definite yes! How much money water tanks can save is dependent on the situation and […]
November 21, 2013

Video: How to build a rain barrel or small rainwater tank system

Watch this great video on how to build a simple rainwater harvesting system using rain barrels or small water tanks. Ensure the rain barrels/rainwater tanks/water drums […]
November 19, 2013

Water tanks increase the value of properties in South Africa

Professionally installed water tanks will always increase the value and/or desirability of a property in South Africa. South Africa is a water scarce nation with an […]
November 18, 2013

The RainSaucer™: A novel approach to rainwater harvesting

This novel approach of capturing rainwater with funnel-like ‘saucers’ that direct the rainwater straight to a water tank will appeal to some, especially those that do […]
November 17, 2013

Video: How To Install Dual Rain Barrels

While there is nothing too complicated about joining two rain barrels or two water tanks in series, another solution is to purchase a bigger water tank […]
November 13, 2013

10 Tips for Fitting a Quality Rainwater System into Your Budget

Investing in a rainwater harvesting system and water tanks can be daunting but these tips below will help you budget for a rainwater system, whether you […]
November 12, 2013

Great reasons to install rain water tanks this summer

In South Africa, good rains have begun falling over most parts of the country – businesses and home-owners should capitalise on harvesting this free source of […]