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Why harvest the rain?

Although the article below relates to the UK, the reasons for harvesting rainwater and installing rain water tanks are universal. We should all be harvesting rainwater in South Africa, a water-scarce nation on the brink of a national water shortage disaster (which will likely far surpass the seriousness of the current Eskom power supply shortages). […]

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More American Colleges Offering Rainwater Harvesting Classes

General rainwater harvesting classes at South African universities and colleges are unheard of but perhaps this should become a standard, even starting at primary school level? Rainwater harvesting and rain water tank installation is not rocket science and it can save money, water and be good for the environment too. Rainy days are starting to […]

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India: University plans to conserve every drop of rainwater

Universities and other institutions with many large buildings and big roof surface areas are also ideal for rainwater harvesting.  Schools, government buildings, factories- all should take advantage of the rainwater harvesting potential, especially in South Africa where water scarcity is a reality.  A series of 10000 liter, 15000 liter or 20000 litre water tanks could […]

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Uses for rainwater from rain water tanks

Rainwater harvesting in its simplest form comprises of a downspout from a roof gutter that directs rainwater into a rain barrel or water tank.  Rainwater from rain water tanks can be used for most domestic purposes including for drinking, if properly purified/filtered. Rainwater from your rain water tanks can be used for the following: Garden […]

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A look at JoJo Tanks’ Slimline water tanks

JoJo Tanks South Africa manufacture a huge range of water tanks, chemical tanks, tank stands and other products and have developed the 750 litre Slimline water tanks specifically for domestic use. The JoJo 750 litre Slimline tanks are available in three versions: Rainwater Slimline water tank Buffer Slimline water tank Marbleline Slimline water tank The […]

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DIY Rural Water Purification

While chemicals may be used to disinfect water from your rain water tank or other sources, we always recommend that, if possible, the chemicals be removed via a final filtration process.  While rainwater is pure, it may collect dirt and pathogens from rooftops and gutters if you have a rainwater harvesting system.  Also keep water […]

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Home water conservation tips

To save even more water & money, water conservation systems such as grey water recycling & rainwater harvesting systems can be installed.  Rain water tanks can be used for storing rainwater for home and garden use.  In South Africa, water tanks of all types and sizes can be supplied by JoJo Tanks – South Africa’s […]

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Rainwater harvesting: Rain gardens combine form & function

Rainwater harvesting is becoming an important consideration in many parts of the world, including South Africa.  Whether rain is used for rain gardens or whether it is stored in rain water tanks for domestic or industrial use, rainwater harvesting has many beneficial environmental and financial aspects. There are photos of many garden design ideas, including […]

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Underground water tanks: Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

Underground water tanks are an alternative to the usual above ground water tank types.  There are a number of uses for underground water tanks and they have some distinct advantages of standard water tanks. Uses for underground water tanks Used for storing water from rainwater harvesting systems Can be used to store municipal and water […]

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