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Q&A with the MD of JoJo Tanks South Africa

An interesting Q&A with Rod Cairns, MD of JoJo Tanks – South Africa’s foremost water tank manufacturer Is municipal water expensive in South Africa compared with other countries?

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VIDEO: Rainwater Harvesting System & Tanks Overview

This video shows how a rainwater harvesting system works, from rooftop to rain garden. See how to set up a 3-tank system with a first flush diverter and overflow pipe which directs overflow rainwater from the water tanks to a rain garden, for maximum water harvesting. For maximum rain water storage capability, we suggest bigger […]

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VIDEO: How does a septic tank system work?

Many rural households rely on on-site septic tank systems for safe and efficient sewage treatment.  Watch this video to see how a septic tank system works. Septic tank size should be matched to the number of people in the household.  JoJo Tanks (South Africa) manufacture a range of plastic / polyethylene septic tanks and conservancy […]

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Rain water harvesting: Technically illegal in some US states!

Harvesting rainwater and installing rainwater tanks or ‘rain barrels’ is technically illegal in some US states – watch the video below for the explanation. This seems unbelievable and the logic a little flawed!  Also see USA: Man sentenced to gaol for harvesting rainwater.  Luckily South Africans can harvest and store as much free rain water […]

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South Africa: PE water shortage results in child’s death

The Port Elizabeth water shortages continue Tarryn van Vuuren, of Korsten, yesterday said her daughter, Brooklyn-Armani, 14 months, would still be alive if it were not for the water crisis that has caused some suburbs, especially in the northern areas, to go without water for a week so far.

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South Africa: Kimberley to cut water supply

The Sol Plaatje municipality plans to cut all water supplies to Kimberley this week to do repairs, a municipal spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Useful tips for inspecting & maintaining your JoJo water tank

JoJo water tanks and chemical tanks are made from high grade HDPE/polyethylene and are guaranteed for 5 years.  JoJo tanks do not require a high level of maintenance and do not rust like metal/steel tanks.  However, there are a few things to check to ensure the best performance from your jojo water tank or rainwater […]

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Port Elizabeth water crisis now affecting businesses

Businesses in Port Elizabeth’s biggest shopping centre, Greenacres, have had to close their doors after their taps ran dry. Water shortages have hamstrung the city after two main supply water pipes burst. Municipal officials say they are re-routing water to areas without any water.

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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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