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Four main reasons for installing an underground water tank

Underground water tanks are sometimes a better option that the normal above-ground vertical water tanks. Here are 4 main reasons to install underground water tanks: Where space is limited: In some cases there is simply no space for the placement of above-ground water tanks. High property values mean that every square inch of property is […]

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Video: Rainwater Harvesting with Underground Water Tanks

A great video detailing the installation of a rainwater system that uses two underground water tanks connected together in series. In South Africa, JoJo Tanks manufacture a wide range of plastic water tanks suitable for rainwater harvesting, including their rugged 6000 liter underground water tanks that can even be installed under driveways. Click on the […]

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Underground water tanks – are they for you?

Underground water tanks, as opposed the more conventional above-ground water tanks, offer a few advantages. This is a brief look at situations where under ground water tanks may be the better option. Underground water tanks may be preferable to standard above-ground water tanks in the following situations: Where there is limited space and where every […]

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Can normal water tanks be buried underground?

There is sometimes some confusion as to whether standard water tanks can be buried under ground, with soil up against the sides and tops.  In most cases, the answer is no. Standard vertical water tanks should never be totally buried unless the manufacturer specifically states that this is possible.  Most standard vertical water tanks are […]

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Installation procedure for the JoJo 6000 litre Underground Tank

Underground tank installation is more time consuming and complex compared to the installation of above-ground vertical tanks that can be installed on a firm base/platform or tank stand.  However, there are some situations where an underground tank, such as the JoJo 6000 litre underground water tank, is a better storage solution over JoJo’s vertical water […]

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South Afican businesses becoming aware of water’s strategic value

Just over 70% of a group of  South African JSE-listed companies surveyed had already experienced financial loss because of water issues, according to a London-based research company that, with the National Business Initiative (NBI), looks at South African companies’ water use. South Africa is predicted to run out of water as soon as 2015, and […]

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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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Underground water tanks: Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

Underground water tanks are an alternative to the usual above ground water tank types.  There are a number of uses for underground water tanks and they have some distinct advantages of standard water tanks. Uses for underground water tanks Used for storing water from rainwater harvesting systems Can be used to store municipal and water […]

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How are ‘Rotomoulded’ water tanks made?

Rotomoulding or rotational moulding  is a low pressure, high temperature plastic forming process that uses heat and biaxial rotation (i.e., angular rotation on two axes) to produce hollow, single-piece parts. Disadvantages are long production cycles —only one or two cycles per hour can typically occur, compared to other processes like injection molding, where parts can […]

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