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Choose the right storage tank for its intended use

Storage tanks are available in a bewildering array of types, sizes and brands; while many tanks can serve in multiple roles, there are some that are designed for specific purposes and there are situations where specific tanks should be chosen.  In South Africa, we recommend polyethylene tanks made by JoJo Tanks – they produce high […]

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Example of an engineer’s certificate for a JoJo water tank stand

All JoJo water tank stands are designed, certified and built by an experienced, professional structural engineer.  This ensures peace of mind when it comes to safety considerations.  JoJo tank stands are available for vertical water tanks up 10000 litres and are available in the following heights: 1.5m, 3m, 4.5m, 6m & 9m.  JoJo Tanks can […]

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Why build a Rain Garden?

Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]

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Rainwater harvesting tax in Australia?

The idea of taxing farmers and householders for rainwater collected on their properties could be outlawed if a Family First Bill is accepted. Family First Member for the Legislative Committee Robert Brokenshire said it was time the rumour claiming the State Government wanted to introduce a levy on water collected in dams and rainwater tanks […]

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Half of South Africa’s water going down the drain

Nearly 50 percent of tap water is being stolen, wasted or simply leaking away every year in South Africa, the 30th driest country in the world. Record-keeping and water-metering is so shoddy that some municipalities don’t even know how much water they are using, according to a new report commissioned by the Water Research Commission.

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Polymer film harvests energy from water vapour

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapour. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power […]

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How can water tanks boost your property value?

Water tanks or rainwater tanks add value to properties Water scarcity is a growing problem around the world. Many governments have imposed water restrictions in order to force people to practice water conservation. Extreme droughts have become common in recent times and increasing numbers of property owners have come to accept the idea of installing water […]

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Karoo fracking investigation receiving full Cabinet attention

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin is receiving full Cabinet attention, although no declaration on whether a moratorium on fracking would be lifted could be made at this stage, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: How to install a rain barrel or rainwater tank

This excellent video explains how to install a simple rain water tank as well as why rainwater harvesting is good for the environment and your pocket. While the rain barrel shown in the above video is adequate for some, many prefer to harvest much more rainwater during the rainy season and store it in water […]

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