South Africa: Local water tank manufacturer hands over tanks to community

Local water tank manufacturer, JoJo Tanks, have again donated a number of water tanks to poor communities in South Africa. JoJo Tanks is probably South Africa’s best-known poly water tank manufacturer and one which we recommend to our customers.

JoJo Tanks, a BBBEE compliant company, and marketleader in the manufacture of jojo tank south africapolyethylene plastic storage tanks for more than 30 years and partner of Wildlands Conservation Trust for 5 years has added extra weight to its partnership with the leading environmental NPO by substantially increasing its donation of rainwater harvesting tanks to 500 over the year with Wildlands purchasing a further 500.  

69 JoJo rainwater harvesting tanks were handed over to a group of excited community members (Green-preneurs) on the 26th of February in the Dube, eSikhawini, Ongoye, Mzimela, Sokhulu and Mbonambi areas. The rest of the rainwater harvesting tanks will be distributed across the country to Wildlands Green-preneurs as part of their sustainable community barter model.

Community members who join the project are taught how to grow indigenous trees (Tree-preneurs) and collect recyclable waste (Waste-preneurs) and when these trees reach a certain height, or their waste is of a significant weight, they can barter this with Wildlands for livelihood support items. JoJo tanks are a popular purchase option for these Green-preneurs as it provides water security in these disadvantaged communities where formal water supply infrastructures do not exist.

“In partnership with JoJo Tanks ‘tree-preneurs’(the tree growers) can now have access to water, both for personal consumption and for watering their trees, and all they have to do is grow trees,” comments Marketing Manager Lauren Laing. “Many people started by growing just a few trees, but then seeing how successful they were, started to save their trees for bigger ‘purchases’ like the JoJo rainwater harvesting tanks..  Some of our participants have already paid for three JoJo tanks with their trees, which shows just how important water is in these communities.”

“At JoJo Tanks we are passionate about the role we should play in conserving our planet’s limited resources,” explained JoJo Tanks managing director, Rod Cairns.  “ The association with Wildlands provides us with an excellent opportunity to make a difference where it matters. Saving water should be a way of life and the harvesting and utilisation of rainwater by installing rainwater tanks could grant relief to millions of disadvantaged South Africans. The tanks certainly provide a cost-effective and convenient way for tree-preneurs to care for their trees. We are proud to be involved with this initiative.”

The JoJo tanks save women and children much time and effort as they do not have to walk to and from the source of water, with a 25l container on their heads or in a wheelbarrow. “Together with hundreds of community members nationwide, we thank them for their amazing contribution,” concluded Laing.

Source: JoJo Tanks

More information about JoJo Tanks’ high quality water tanks and other products can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

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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