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A clever alternative to rain water tanks

In a world that is becoming ever more water scarce, innovations such as this alternative to water tanks and rainwater tanks are sorely needed. Rainwater harvesting just took on new possibilities, thanks to one Randy Young, from Tucson Arizona. He and his team have developed a wall (Wall 2.0) that functions as a rainwater harvesting […]

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Fibreglass vs. Rotationally Moulded Polyethylene Tanks For Chemical Storage Applications

Chemical tanks can be had in fibreglass or polyethylene tanks (as well as stainless steel); this article discusses the differences and where one may be better than the other (click on the source link for an in depth discussion of the various properties of both fibreglass chemical tanks and polyethylene chemical tanks. Storage tanks used […]

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Video: Building a Bio-Filter (Greywater Recycling System)

Greywater recycling systems can consist of a drum or water tank with a submersible pump for irrigation or they can be more natural as shown in this video below. Whatever system is employed to recycle or re-use your gray water, ensure that the water is kept flowing. Do not store grey water in a tank […]

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Rainwater harvesting systems: Info & Maintenance

In this article, JoJo Tanks elaborates on the benefits of rainwater harvesting and some preventative maintenance tips for your water tank and system. Polyethylene tanks or ‘plastic’ tanks are generally very easy to maintain and the small effort required to do so, will ensure the tanks remain in good serviceable condition for many years. Benefits […]

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20 Ways Children Can Help to Save Water

It is so important to educate children about water conservation who will in turn educate their friends and even their parents. Water conservation systems such as rainwater harvesting water tanks and grey water recycling systems are a great way of reinforcing the water conservation ethos as these are practical and the results can be seen […]

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JoJo 750 litre Slimline rain water tank information

The JoJo Tanks 750 litre ‘Slimline’ rainwater tanks (and 750 liter buffer water tanks) are very popular with South African homeowners; here is some more information about these water tanks. Each JoJo 750 litre Slimline rainwater tank has the following: -An inlet/overfl ow with a 40 mm female thread. -An outlet with a 40 mm […]

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External vs submersible pumps for water tanks

Most rainwater systems will require a pump of some sort to get the water from the water tank or water tanks to where it is needed. An important consideration when choosing between a ¬†conventional external pump and a submersible pump for your water tank is that submersible pumps are less prone to theft (especially important […]

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Video: First flush diverters for your rainwater tank

First flush diverters of some sort are important features of rainwater systems as they prevent dirty water from entering the water tanks. The video show below outlines some further reasons why a first flush diverter or filter is important. The one below is a commercial product but these are fairly simple to make if one […]

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Benefits of Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling has numerous benefits as the article below outlines. Always remember that grey water should never be stored in water tanks for more than 24 hours. If stored longer, bacteria & microorganisms that may be harmless in low concentrations, can become a potential threat at higher concentrations. Population growth means lowering water supplies, making […]

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