Video: How to install a rain barrel

This video outlines the steps to installing a rain barrel or small rain water tank (known as ‘water butts’ in the UK and commonly called rain tanks or rain drums in South Africa). Although this project is small-scale, the procedure and principles are similar for larger scale rainwater harvesting systems that utilise large water tanks. In South Africa we recommend installing water tanks that are as large as possible (space permitting) as one should try to capture as much precious rainfall as possible.

Rainwater from rain water tanks can also be used for drinking water but it must be properly filtered/purified first. It is also important to ensure that your water tank is rated for storing potable water. We recommend South African-made water tanks from JoJo Tanks – one of South Africa’s premier polyethylene water tank manufacturers. JoJo water tanks are made from virgin, food grade material and have an inner lining that inhibits algae growth and keeps water in the tank fresher for longer. Click on the links below to view the range of JoJo Tanks products available.

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 8-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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