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Installing water tanks underground

Water tanks can be installed underground or below ground level; there are two approaches: use purpose-built underground tanks or build a chamber with retaining walls for conventional above-ground water tanks. Underground tanks, such as the JoJo 6000 litre underground water tank, are designed to withstand external pressure from the surrounding earth when completely buried.  Properly […]

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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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Rainwater harvesting tax in Australia?

The idea of taxing farmers and householders for rainwater collected on their properties could be outlawed if a Family First Bill is accepted. Family First Member for the Legislative Committee Robert Brokenshire said it was time the rumour claiming the State Government wanted to introduce a levy on water collected in dams and rainwater tanks […]

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Polymer film harvests energy from water vapour

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapour. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power […]

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VIDEO: Rain water tank & harvesting installation guide

Rainwater tanks are relatively inexpensive (especially plastic or polyethyne water tanks) and should be installed at every household and business, where practical. Choose your rain water tank carefully; click on the links below to see the various JoJo rainwater tanks, jojo water tanks, Jojo tank stands and other JoJo Tanks products available in South Africa.

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Rainwater Harvesting: Match water tank size to rainfall

As a general rule you should install the largest water tank that you have room for or can afford. This will allow you to use rainwater for as long as possible through droughts and prolonged dry periods.

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South African company awarded Mauritanian water treatment contract

Water treatment firm Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa has been contracted by a global engineering, procurement and construction management company to design, fabricate and supply a brackish water treatment plant for the second phase of a mine in Mauritania.

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Asteroids from inner solar system may be source of Earth’s water

Washington: Asteroids from the inner solar system may be the source of the majority of Earth’s water, a new study has claimed, contradicting the belief that most of our planet’s water originated in the outer solar system.

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VIDEO: Simple Rain Water Harvesting Tank System

The above short video demonstrates how easy it is to set up a simple, effective rainwater harvesting system with a series of plastic water tanks.  The multiple water tanks could be replaced with one or two bigger tanks, such as a 10000 litre water tank.  If a more sophisticated rainwater system is desired, underground water […]

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