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Rain water tank tips & information

A useful article which outlines just about every consideration required for installing water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Before you buy Do your research before making a purchase. Here are some tips on what you should do before buying. 1 Find out whether you are entitled to any local council or federal government rebates and […]

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Greywater treatment & recycling – some info

Greywater recycling not only saves water but it reduces water bills too. Just remember never to store untreated greywater in a water tank or drum for more than 24 hours as potentially harmful bacteria could begin to multiply (a low levels they may be virtually harmless but can become dangerous at higher levels). What is […]

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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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Harvesting Rainwater in the City

Although this article is about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks in Australia, it is pertinent to South Africa which has a similar climate and is classified as a water scarce country. Like the current electricity load shedding in South Africa, water outages are bound to become more common as infrastructure fails and endemic corruption […]

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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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Pros & Cons of Recycling Greywater at Home

This article is written from an Australian perspective but the grey water facts are relevant to many countries. Remember never to store grey water in tanks for longer than 24 hours as potentially harmful bacteria and other microorganisms could begin to multiply in the water tanks. Greywater should preferably be used instantaneously if you want […]

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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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