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How important is the colour of your plastic water tank?

Polyethylene or ‘plastic’ water tanks are usually available in a number of different colours. The colour is usually aesthetic but there are some other good reasons to consider the colour before purchasing your poly tank. Some considerations where colour may be important: Building codes: If the house or business is located within an estate or […]

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10 advantages of rotational moulded polyethylene water tanks

When choosing water tanks, there are a number of choices; including the type of material that tank is made from, namely: fibreglass, stainless steel, mild steel, concrete, wood or polyethylene (‘plastic’). Here are some advantages of polyethylene or plastic water tanks: Ease of transport and handling due to light weight Manoeuvring and installing plastic water […]

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Greywater recycling tips & information

The article below provides some good grey water recycling tips and information. If grey water is to be temporary stored in holding tanks or water tanks, remember that it must bot be stored for more than 24 hours as bacteria and other potentially harmful micro-organisms could begin to multiply. Greywater recycling is characterized as the […]

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plastic tanks vs steel tanks

Choosing a water tank – steel or plastic? Some quick facts to help you

In South Africa, plastic or polyethylene water tanks (also known as poly tanks) are by far the most popular choice when it comes to choosing between plastic tanks and steel tanks. There are some good reasons for this. Reasons to choose a poly water tank: They are generally less expensive when compared to a comparably […]

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Polyethylene Water Tanks for African Conditions

A plastic water tank is a plastic water tank…or is it? The truth is that not all poly water tanks make the grade for harsh African conditions and it is wise to check some specifications before buying. So what makes the ideal polyethylene water tank for African conditions?  Here are some pointers to look out […]

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When it rains, harvest the rainwater!

Whether you are in the US or Africa or anywhere that has potential water supply issues, harvest the rain and store it in rain water tanks. As the article below mentions, it need not be complex but the sky is the limit! Rainwater is free – harvest it! Rainwater harvesting can be as simple as […]

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Water tanks for emergency preparedness

In a world of ever-increasing natural and man-made catastrophes as well as conflict, it is a good idea, at the very least, to ensure that you and your family have probably the most important resource in reserve – water.  A water tank or a few rain barrels installed on the property could be the difference […]

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Indian home supplied solely by rainwater harvesting

It is certainly feasible for households to obtain all their water requirements by the installation of rain water tanks, depending, of course, on roof surface area, local rainfall patterns and water usage.  As in India, this possibility applies to many parts of South Africa too.  Most of South Africa experiences a dry winter and a […]

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Rain barrels for your garden

Rain barrels, or more commonly known as rainwater tanks in South Africa can be made from small plastic drums, oak barrels or any other suitable container. Most who start with a small rain barrel or drum soon see the benefits of rainwater harvesting and go on to install bigger water tanks – 5000 litres, 10000 […]

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