Why all schools in South Africa should have water tanks

South Africa is a water scarce country and measures to ensure water is available for our school learners should be a priority. Water tanks installed on the school premises are a practical solution, especially for schools without municipal water connection.
water tanks for schools

Rainwater harvesting tanks

School buildings, with their inherently long and wide rooftops, are ideal for collecting rainwater, provided there is at least one gutter for channelling the rainwater to a downspout that leads to rainwater tank. There is usually enough space for numerous water tanks of large size, such as 10000 litre vertical water tanks. The rainwater can be used for irrigating school sports fields, vegetable gardens, toilets and can also be used for drinking if appropriately filtered.

Water tanks for periodic refilling with water bowsers

Municipality-supplied or private water bowsers can provide ‘off-grid’ schools with clean drinking water if there are sufficient water tanks installed on the property. Many rural schools have no municipal water connections and thus would need to rely on periodic re-filling of their water tanks (if they are not harvesting rainwater). While not ideal, this could mean the difference between having clean, potable water or no water at all.

Water tanks for fire protection

A number of strategically placed water tanks on a school property could be very helpful in the event of a fire.

Water tanks for education

It is extremely important that children become water conservation-orientated from an early age. Water tanks, whether connected up to a rainwater harvesting system or for storing water from other sources, are highly noticeable and can be used as a practical demonstration for water conservation education purposes.

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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 TANKSAlso 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.  *All JoJo Tanks polyethylene tanks and products now carry a 8 year warranty (on tanks purchased on or after 1 July 2013)*  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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