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JoJo Tanks installation guide (infographic)

Here is a fun and informative infographic from JoJo Tanks in South Africa. DIY installation of water tanks and rainwater tanks is relatively simple. Source: JoJo Tanks (South Africa) If you are in South Africa, click on the links below for more information about JoJo Tanks products. JoJo TanksĀ South Africa offer a wide range of […]

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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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Some reasons to consider greywater harvesting

Greywater recycling can be as simple as collecting shower water in a bucket to fully fledged treatment systems with multiple water tanks. A happy medium can be found if one uses the greywater as it is produced then no treatment needs to occur if used for garden irrigation. The golden rule of simple greywater recycling […]

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Rainwater harvesting illegal in some US states

Thankfully, rainwater tanks and rainwater collection are not illegal anywhere in South Africa, in fact government encourages rainwater harvesting. Apparently a few states and counties in the US have been taking legal action against private citizens, see the article below. Collecting rainwater is a very common and environmentally friendly thing that is done, but just […]

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Video: How to repair a plastic water tank or bucket at home

A simple but clever way of ‘welding’ cracks in polyethylene or ‘plastic’ water tanks and other poly products. Remember not to breathe those fumes in! To prevent the possibility of cracks due to inferior polyethylene, ensure you consider high quality, one-piece moulded (roto-moulded) poly water tanks such as those offered by JoJo Tanks in South […]

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Select the best water tank for your installation

An excellent article written in the South African context; choose the best water tank for the situation. In our case, we recommend JoJo Tanks products; there should be a JoJo tank for just about any application and situation. Rainwater tanks can be one of the most expensive components of a rain harvesting system, but it […]

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Video: DIY greywater treatment system

This greywater system makes use of hidden water tanks and effectively treats the grey water as well as makes for an attractive garden feature. Remember that gray water should never be stored in tanks longer than 24 hours before treatment (potentially dangerous bacteria could begin to multiply – not dangerous at low concentrations but possibly […]

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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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Top 3 DIY greywater system mistakes

Read this article before embarking on a DIY greywater system and before buying water tanks or water drums and avoid this common pitfalls. Mistake #1: Storing greywater Greywater becomes septic after a couple of warm days and that creates anaerobic slime, which eventually clogs up any kind of filter, even a sand filter, and then […]

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