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Video: Simple DIY water filter

Where there may be chance of bacterial or microbial contamination, boiling the water in addition to filtering is a good idea. Rainwater is naturally pure but can be contaminated once it reaches the collection surface; be sure to filter and purify rainwater from your rain water tanks before drinking. Homemade Water Filter, DIY water filtration, […]

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How do rainwater tanks work?

Water tanks in urban areas need not be small; where space is limited, underground water tanks such as the JoJo 6000 litre underground tank can be installed. Rainwater harvesting is simple in concept and systems can range from a single gutter directing water to a small rain barrel or drum or they can be sophisticated […]

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A guide to healthy rainwater tanks

These relatively simple DIY modifications to your rainwater tank system can ensure cleaner, healthier water for domestic use. Polyethylene or plastic water tanks are generally easier to modify than steel water tanks. The drawing below illustrates some of the modifications you can make to your rain water tank. These modifications will help stop some debris […]

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Tips for Roof Water and Tanks

The article below outlines some practical and important tips when it comes to rain water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Below are some points which can help reduce possibilities of contamination. Install a first flush diverter. This is a very important device that flushes to waste the first 50 – 150 litres of water depending […]

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Install a rain water tank – tips & info

Installing a rainwater tank is an excellent way of making use of one of our most important natural resources – water tanks save water and money. If you live in the country, rainwater is probably already an important source of your water. If you live in an urban area, installing a rainwater tank gives you […]

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Great reasons to install rain water tanks this summer

In South Africa, good rains have begun falling over most parts of the country – businesses and home-owners should capitalise on harvesting this free source of unpolluted water from suitable rooftops and store it in water tanks. Here are some great reasons to install water tanks for storing harvested rainwater: Rainwater is FREE! Who doesn’t […]

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Can rain water tanks really save money?

After the cost of buying rainwater tanks and the installation costs (if you do not do it yourself), does rainwater harvesting really save money? The answer is a definite yes! The question of how much money, depends on the following factors: Your local rainfall patterns Your municipal water tariffs The quantity of rainwater you are […]

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Maintaining your rain water tank system

A common misconception is that rainwater harvesting tanks and systems are ‘fit and forget’. Even simple water tanks storing municipal, borehole or other water should be inspected at regular intervals.  The article below gives a brief outline of how often and what to check on your rainwater system and rain water tanks. Simple preventative measures […]

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Planning a rainwater harvesting system: hardware & water tanks

Rainwater harvesting systems range for simple rain barrels to sophisticated systems that integrate with the existing water supply.  Probably the main/most important piece of hardware is the water tank for storing the rainwater but there are a number of other items that must be considered too. Corrugated iron or ‘tin’ rooftops are ideal rainwater collection […]

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