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Some uses & advantages of polyethylene silo tanks

Silo tanks, sometimes known as conical tanks, have a number of industrial, agricultural and other applications. Silo tanks differ from normal water tanks in that they have a cone-shaped base for funnelling the contents downwards, using gravity. Polyethylene silo tanks can be used for storing: Grains and cereal crops Silage Animal feeds Food ingredients at […]

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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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Desalinated Water via Solar Still

Desalinated water via ‘coffee pot’ solar still

Most of us take our coffee pots for granted, thinking nothing of how that technology can be applied to bringing potable water to the masses. Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti has taken the concept of an upside coffee maker and turned it into a solar desalinator called the eliodomestico. Here’s how it works:

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VIDEO: Simple DIY Grey Water Irrigation System

Greywater irrigation is an overlooked source of water that is rich in nutrients and is good for lawns & gardens. The video below shows that a gray water irrigation system need not be complex or expensive. Two things to remember for simple grey water systems: 1) Do not store grey water for more than a […]

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How do rain gardens & rain barrels reduce water pollution?

Every time it rains, stormwater runoff from developed areas creates problems. Our modern cities are engineered to funnel rainwater from the land as fast as possible into storm sewers were it then goes, untreated, into nearby creeks and streams.

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Beat the JoJo Tanks Price Increases – Order Your Tank Now!

JoJo Tanks Pty (Ltd) South Africa have announced price increases across the range of JoJo Tanks products.  The price increases will take effect on 01 September 2012.  Beat the price increases on water tanks and other JoJo Tanks products by ordering and paying for the tanks before 31 August 2012. Check out the various JoJo […]

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Agriculture depleting global ground water reserves

The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation, according to scientists in Canada and the Netherlands. The researchers, from McGill University in Montreal and Utrecht University in the Netherlands, combined groundwater usage data from around the globe with computer models of underground water resources to come up […]

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Water Aid opens office in South Africa

The international charity organisation, Water Aid, has opened its regional office in South Africa in an effort to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s neediest communities. Officially opened on Wednesday by Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the office in Pretoria will help Water Aid strengthen […]

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Indo-Pak: Will water scarcity cause conflict?

The water issue is gaining increasing prominence in bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. Recent disputes over the Baglihar and Kishanganga dams have placed great strain on the long-standing water sharing arrangement based on the Indus Water Treaty. As water stress becomes an increasingly glaring reality, the whole world will be watching how our nuclear […]

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