Rainwater tanks – why use tank stands?

It can be advantages to install rainwater tanks or water tanks on tank stands; the article below outlines some reasons to install your rainwater tank on a tank stand.

steel tank stand

JoJo steel tank stand

Rainwater tank stands are a simple but effective solution to the challenges you may face in the installation of a rainwater tank:

  • Rainwater tank stands provide a stable and effective base for a rainwater tank where it may be difficult to set the rainwater tank directly on the ground. This might be due to the soil composition, site limitations or any number of restrictions.
  • Putting a rainwater tank on a tank stand increases the height of the overflow of the water tank. This can be especially useful where some additional height is required to get the water to overflow naturally to stormwater.
  • If you do not want to install a pump with a rainwater tank, then putting a tank on a water tank stand will provide some natural water pressure. Remember that water pressure created by raising a tank on a relatively low tank stand will never be the same as mains water pressure.
  • Make sure you buy a rainwater tank stand from a reputable company. Remember that 1000 litres of rainwater weighs one tonne. So 5000 litres of rainwater weighs five tonnes, plus the weight of the water tank and the tank stand. It is critical that your tank stand can withstand the weight of the rainwater and the tank.

Source: Waterplex (Abbrev.)

JoJo Tanks steel tank stands are designed and manufactured by a registered structural engineer (technical drawings and engineer’s certificates available on request). JoJo tank stands are supplied in kit form, ready to bolt together with all the required nuts and bolts and are available for 5000 litre vertical tanks and 10000 litre vertical tanks in the following heights: 1.5m, 3m, 4.5m, 6m & 9m. The 1.5 metre stand is usually most appropriate for rainwater tanks (has to be low enough for the tank to still be below the building’s lowest gutter). Silo tank stands (2 metre in height are also available for 1200l, 3000l, 5000l & 17000l silo tanks). Click on the links below to view other high quality JoJo Tanks products.

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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