Preparing your site for rainwater tank installation

Although these installation guidelines are for polyethylene tanks made by Teampoly (Australia), the same guidelines and recommendations are generally true for most ‘plastic’ or poly water tank installations in South Africa too.  JoJo Tanks is recommend in South Africa as their high quality poly tanks are guaranteed for 8 years and JoJo steel tank stands are designed and manufactured by a registered structural engineer.
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There are many factors that will determine the most appropriate location of your rain water tank.

First walk around your house and note the locations of your downpipes. The closer the water tank is to a downpipe, the simpler and cheaper the installation will be.Once you have selected an appropriate site, you can begin to prepare this site for the water tank.

Some things to check before you install water tanks:

1. Check the relevant regulations relating to rainwater tank installation with your local council.
2. Your Team Poly rainwater tank should be handled with care. When moving into position, avoid rough and sharp surfaces.
3. The site must be a solid, level, compacted base, that extends beyond the diameter of the water tank that will not be eroded by wind or rain. Suitable bases include brick, concrete, gravel or solid dolomite surface between 300mm and 400mm in depth.
4. Water tank stands can be used but must be designed by a qualified consulting engineer.

Tank Plumbing

Please ensure your water tank is installed by a qualified plumber in accordance with your local council regulations.

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Gutters and Roofing

The guttering on your roof is a key component in your rainharvesting system and will need to be regularly cleared of any leaves or debris.
Damaged guttering should be repaired. On some existing houses, the guttering may need to be adjusted to direct the water to the corner of your house where the water tank will be installed.

How to integrate your tank
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Source: Teampoly (Australia)

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