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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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Choosing A Rain Water Tank

Choosing a rain water tank or any other type of tank can be difficult as there are so many brands and types of storage tanks on the market; this article outlines some tips to take into account when choosing a rainwater tank. Some advantages of plastic or polyethylene water tanks is also discussed. What size […]

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Advantages of rainwater harvesting & tanks

Wherever you are in the world but especially in water scarce South Africa, you should consider installing rain water tanks. The article below outlines some basic principles as well as some advantages of rainwater harvesting. Rain water harvesting system is a technique used in the collection and storage of rain water in receptacles such as water […]

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Video: Aquascape’s Rainwater Harvesting 101

Here is an example of a commercial rainwater harvesting & storage system that does not use conventional rain water tanks or rain barrels. Some useful ideas may be obtained by watching this video (please note that this commercial system is US-based). In South Africa every possible way of conserving water should be sought; rainwater harvesting […]

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Rainwater tank installation info & tips

This article about the various components of a rainwater harvesting system and information about tanks & installation is useful for all contemplating collecting this free resource, rainwater. What plumbing needs to be done? A plumber will be able to give you some great advice about water tanks, such as the best location and size. You […]

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Video: Twin rain barrels on tank stand

While rain barrels are certainly better than nothing, we recommend the installation of larger water tanks to catch more rainwater, especially in water scarce South Africa. The video below gives an outline of how two rain barrels or water drums (or small water tanks) can be connected together on a timber tank stand. This video […]

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Video: Backyard rain water tanks & first flush filters

This video gives a good idea of how to set up rain water tanks with a fairly simple diy first flush device. Rain water tank systems need not be complex or expensive! Rainwater harvesting can take on many guises from the simplest rain barrel to sophisticated integrated systems that switch over to reserve rain water […]

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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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Rainwater harvesting & water tank tips

Here are some excellent tips on how to plan, use and maintain a rainwater harvesting system as well as how to properly care for your rain water tanks. Choices, Choices Start with making a water budget, which will include knowing your average annual rainfall roof catchment area, cost and location of rainharvesting tank and your […]

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