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Rain water tank tips & information

A useful article which outlines just about every consideration required for installing water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Before you buy Do your research before making a purchase. Here are some tips on what you should do before buying. 1 Find out whether you are entitled to any local council or federal government rebates and […]

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Video: Aquascape’s Rainwater Harvesting 101

Here is an example of a commercial rainwater harvesting & storage system that does not use conventional rain water tanks or rain barrels. Some useful ideas may be obtained by watching this video (please note that this commercial system is US-based). In South Africa every possible way of conserving water should be sought; rainwater harvesting […]

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Video: Twin rain barrels on tank stand

While rain barrels are certainly better than nothing, we recommend the installation of larger water tanks to catch more rainwater, especially in water scarce South Africa. The video below gives an outline of how two rain barrels or water drums (or small water tanks) can be connected together on a timber tank stand. This video […]

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Pros & Cons of Recycling Greywater at Home

This article is written from an Australian perspective but the grey water facts are relevant to many countries. Remember never to store grey water in tanks for longer than 24 hours as potentially harmful bacteria and other microorganisms could begin to multiply in the water tanks. Greywater should preferably be used instantaneously if you want […]

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Grey water irrigation systems explained

In South Africa we are fortunate not to have overbearing rules and regulations regarding greywater systems and tanks for irrigation (the article below originates in Australia). However one should be sensible when applying greywater to plants – do not surface irrigate plants that are for food. Also, never store greywater in water tanks for more […]

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Water tanks in an industrial setting

Not many people think of water tanks for catching rainwater in industrial settings but in a water scarce country like South Africa, businesses should consider installing rain water tanks. Here are some reasons why businesses with factories or warehouses should harvest rainwater and install water tanks: Many factory buildings are large and have a big […]

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Video: The World Water Crisis

Watch this video for some interesting and alarming facts. All the more to conserve water and install water saving systems such as rain water tanks and grey water systems. If you are in South Africa and need a water tank for a rainwater system, greywater system, municipal back-up water supply or any other reason, JoJo […]

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Passive versus Active Rainwater Harvesting

A brief explanation of active and passive rainwater systems is discussed below; most systems incorporate a water tank or rain barrel in the system. Rain water tanks add value to properties and can reduce municipal water bills substantially. There is wide spread interest in water conservation and specifically in capturing in water tanks or rain […]

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Health advantages & disadvantages of drinking rain water

Rainwater from your rain water tank or rain barrel can be made safe by appropriate filtration/purification measures. Filter systems are available that will ensure your rainwater is one of the healthiest sources of drinking water, with a few caveats (see article below). It is also important to ensure your water tank is made from food-grade […]

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