Match water tank size & type to intended use

There are so many water tank types and sizes on the market so it is important to choose the right water tank for the intended use.  Before even considering which type and size water tanks to look at, always shortlist tank brands based on quality, guarantees, availability and after sales service.

Here are some suggestions for various water tanks based on their intended use:

Domestic rainwater harvesting

Many homeowners start off by purchasing a small rain barrel or rain water tank to harvest some extra water for garden or lawn irrigation.  The JoJo 750 litre Slimline rainwater tank is a good choice for this and it is aesthetically pleasing and can fit up against a wall without taking up too much space.  If the homeowner wants to increase water storage capacity, another one or two 750 litre ‘buffer tanks’ can be added and connected in series.

jojo slimline rainwater tanks

JoJo 750 litre Slimline rainwater tank with additional buffer tank

For bigger, more professional domestic rainwater harvesting systems, greater water storage capacity is necessary. If there is space available, a good choice would be one or two JoJo 5000 litre vertical water tanks.  The JoJo 5000 litre low profile water tank would also be a good choice.  If space is limited and where an above-ground water tank would not be aesthetically pleasing, a good alternative would be one or two JoJo 6000 litre underground water tanks – these can even be installed under driveways.

6000 litre underground water tank

JoJo 6000 litre underground water tank

Industrial/large-scale rainwater harvesting

Where rainwater will be collected from large roof surfaces such as those found on factories or warehouses, adequately sized water tanks are definitely required to enable storage of thousands of litres of rainwater that can be collected in a single rain event.  In this case, the JoJo 10000 litre vertical water tanks placed in series may be one of the best choices.  The JoJo 15000 litre water tanks and the JoJo 20000 litre water tanks may be better choices in some circumstances.

General water storage – domestic & business

Where municipal, borehole or water from other sources needs to be stored, the two most popular choices are the JoJo 5000 litre vertical water tank and the JoJo 10000 litre vertical water tank.  These tanks can store adequate amounts of water and they are also popular due to the availability of specifically designed JoJo 5000 litre steel water tank stands and JoJo 10000 litre steel water tank stands.  JoJo steel water tank stands are designed and built by a structural engineer and are available in the following heights: 1.5 metre, 3 metre, 4.5 metre, 6 metre and 9 metre.  The 4.5m tank stand is probably the most popular height as it can ensure adequate water pressure for most needs.

10000 litre water tank

A 10000 litre JoJo vertical water tank on a steel tank stand

Transporting water

There are water tanks specifically designed for transporting water; in South Africa, JoJo Tanks’ horizontal water tanks are a popular choice.  The range of JoJo horizontal tanks starts at the smaller 240 litre horizontal tank through to the 5500 litre horizontal water tank with various other sizes in between.  The JoJo horizontal tanks are designed to be placed on the back of pick-ups and trucks or trailers and can be used as a basis for purpose-designed water bowsers or water tankers.

horizontal water tanks

5500 litre jojo horizontal water tank

Agricultural uses

Agricultural uses for water tanks range from storing water for livestock and irrigation to fire fighting applications and more.  The range of JoJo Tanks water tanks and other products covers virtually every requirement (click on the links below to view more).

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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