Why install water tanks on tank stands?

There are many good reasons why water tanks should be installed on some type of raised water tank stand although a well-built, ground-level water tank stand base also has its place.

water tank standsBefore listing the reasons for installing water tank stands it is important to choose a tank stand that is designed to safely support the weight of the water tank that will be used.  It is always better to choose a water tank stand from a reputable engineering firm or retailer.  Water tank stands should be designed by professionals in the industry; we recommend steel water tank stands supplied by JoJo Tanks – these are designed and manufactured by a current structural engineer and are available for 5000 litre tanks and 10000 litre tanks in the following heights: 1.5m, 3.0m, 4.5m, 6.0m and 9m.

Install water tank stands to…

  • raise a water tank to provide water pressure using gravity
  • ensure the water tank has a solid, stable base to rest on
  • keep water tanks out of reach from tampering and vandalism
  • make sure that livestock and wild animals cannot reach the water tank
  • raise water tanks away from fire hazards such as veld fires
  • tank stands can raise water tanks to upper levels of buildings so that pumping is not needed
  • place a water tank in a location with uneven ground or even over water-logged areas
  • raise water tanks up to receive maximum solar heating (for baths/showers)
  • raise other types of tanks such as chemical tanks and fuel depot tanks as well as silo tanks

Water tank stands make water tank installation more costly but their benefits are many, especially if high quality tank stands are purchased from trusted manufacturers such as JoJo Tanks.

Click on the links below to view the wide range of JoJo water tanks, JoJo chemical tanks, JoJo tank stands and other excellent JoJo Tanks products – all 100% made in South Africa.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of products such as plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands as well as other high quality JoJo Tanks products.  See JoJo Tanks’ VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS and see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and 5-year guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products one of the best choices in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers. We can usually delivery tanks and tank stands free of charge to business/commercial addresses in South Africa.


(15000 litre and 20000 litre JoJo vertical water tanks & chemical tanks are available on order directly from JoJo Tanks’ main factory)

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