Can rain water tanks really save money?

After the cost of buying rainwater tanks and the installation costs (if you do not do it yourself), does rainwater harvesting really save money?
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The answer is a definite yes! The question of how much money, depends on the following factors:

  • Your local rainfall patterns
  • Your municipal water tariffs
  • The quantity of rainwater you are able to harvest (depends on roof area, local rainfall & size and quantity of water tanks installed on the property)
  • The initial cost of the water tanks and associated rainwater harvesting equipment & accessories. We recommend high quality poly water tanks such as those made by JoJo Tanks – affordable and durable (expensive stainless steel water tanks will take years to amortize the initial cost, if ever).
  • The cost of the installation – nothing if DIY, can be quite costly if professionally installed
  • The extent of use of rainwater – if the rainwater if filtered and used for all household and garden uses, your water bill can almost be eliminated

In South Africa, municipal water rates are still relatively low and do not usually feature too prominently on the household’s list of monthly expenses. However, this is set to change as water demand increases and government looks for ways to fund the maintenance and upgrading of South Africa’s ailing water infrastructure.

There are many indirect costs that could be reduced by the installation of rain water tanks. What about the ever-increasing water supply cuts in some towns and cities in South Africa can cause homeowners and businesses financial loss. Having rainwater stored in rainwater tanks in reserve can save money, time and hassle.

Being relatively water-independent in a water scarce country such as South Africa is priceless – only when one has experienced days (or weeks!) of municipal water supply issues, will one realise how much rain water tanks can save – not just in financial terms.

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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