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Can rain water tanks really save money in South Africa?

Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks do indeed save money on water bills but the extent and nature of the savings will vary widely. There are those that think the cost savings of installing a rainwater harvesting system with water tanks or rain barrels is ‘not worth it’.  Well, if you consider that municipal water […]

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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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Water tanks installation: 10 Reasons to choose JoJo tank stands

Water tanks should ideally be installed on a sturdy base or platform; properly constructed steel water tank stands are highly recommended.  In South Africa, steel tank stands are made but one of the country’s best-known water tanks manufacturers – JoJo Tanks. There are many reasons to choose a ready-made JoJo steel tank stand: JoJo tank […]

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It’s easy to be water wise

Water can be easily saved at home — in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, said Lilian Mezquida, AgriLife extension agent. But the first step is to make sure the home’s plumbing doesn’t have leaks. “Dripping faucets that are leaking at a rate of one drop per second can waste 2,700 gallons of water per […]

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Top Water Purification Tablets on the Market

Whether you are into backpacking and camping or you want to harvest rainwater as a way to go green, water purification tablets can be used to ensure the safety of the water you drink. In days gone by, streams and other waterways were considered safe to drink from. But nowadays, most water is contaminated with […]

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Uses for Water Tanks

Water tanks can be used to store water for a wide range of uses and reasons. Whether the water tanks are filled with rain water, municipal water, borehole/well water, dam/river water or storing waste water (such as grey water), the purpose of water tanks is to store water for one or more of the following […]

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Basic Components of a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater systems come in all shapes and sizes, from simple catchment system under a downspout to large above and/or underground cisterns or water tanks with complex filtration systems that can store thousands of gallons of water. The above diagram is from RainHarvest in the USA but the principles apply throughout the world. Most rainwater collection […]

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Saudi Arabia: ‘Water tanks need cleaning’

Citizens here have urged the government to introduce regulations to force landlords to clean water tanks on the roofs of their residential buildings, according to a local newspaper. They complained that the tanks contain dirty water, parasites and insects. The impurities were coming through their taps, they added. They said the tanks should be cleaned […]

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South Africans have a constitutional right to sufficient water

A letter from a South African citizen:  Chapter 2 of the Constitution under Section 27 gives every South African the right to sufficient water. I suspect that those of us who are fortunate enough to have sufficient access don’t always realize exactly how difficult life can be without it. Imagine not being able to wash […]

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