rain water tanks

March 2, 2014

Video: Simple DIY water filter

Where there may be chance of bacterial or microbial contamination, boiling the water in addition to filtering is a good idea. Rainwater is naturally pure but […]
February 10, 2014

How do rainwater tanks work?

Water tanks in urban areas need not be small; where space is limited, underground water tanks such as the JoJo 6000 litre underground tank can be […]
January 14, 2014

A guide to healthy rainwater tanks

These relatively simple DIY modifications to your rainwater tank system can ensure cleaner, healthier water for domestic use. Polyethylene or plastic water tanks are generally easier […]
January 6, 2014

Tips for Roof Water and Tanks

The article below outlines some practical and important tips when it comes to rain water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems. Below are some points which can […]
November 23, 2013

Install a rain water tank – tips & info

Installing a rainwater tank is an excellent way of making use of one of our most important natural resources – water tanks save water and money. […]
November 12, 2013

Great reasons to install rain water tanks this summer

In South Africa, good rains have begun falling over most parts of the country – businesses and home-owners should capitalise on harvesting this free source of […]
November 1, 2013

Can rain water tanks really save money?

After the cost of buying rainwater tanks and the installation costs (if you do not do it yourself), does rainwater harvesting really save money? The answer […]
September 25, 2013

Maintaining your rain water tank system

A common misconception is that rainwater harvesting tanks and systems are ‘fit and forget’. Even simple water tanks storing municipal, borehole or other water should be […]
September 17, 2013

Planning a rainwater harvesting system: hardware & water tanks

Rainwater harvesting systems range for simple rain barrels to sophisticated systems that integrate with the existing water supply.  Probably the main/most important piece of hardware is […]
September 15, 2013

Water, Water, Anywhere?

This brief article relates to global water scarcity; in many countries, such as South Africa, water scarcity is already an everyday issue for millions of people. […]
September 14, 2013

Rainwater From Rainwater Tanks: Filter Types According To Use

Rainwater is inherently pure before it reaches a collection surface or the ground but, as the article below discusses, rainwater from your rain water tanks must […]
September 8, 2013

5 Things You Might Not Know About Water Harvesting in Desert Conditions

While most parts of South Africa cannot be classified as desert, the country as a whole receives annual rainfall that is below the global average and […]
September 1, 2013

New Zealand: Rain water tanks may be a lifeline

Installing rainwater tanks is a wise investment wherever you are in the world.  After a natural or man-made disaster, rainwater tanks could mean the difference between […]
August 31, 2013

Western Cape: Kleinmond-harvested rainwater not fit for human consumption

The article below serves as a reminder that if rainwater from water tanks is to be used for drinking, it must be adequately purified.  Rainwater is […]
August 23, 2013

Rainwater harvesting reduces dependence on municipal water

A great article on how to make a simple, inexpensive rainwater harvesting system.  We always recommend installing more water storage capacity than you think you need […]
August 21, 2013

Rain water tanks reduce water bills

Although this article is written from an Australian perspective, it is very much applicable to the conditions in South Africa.  Having a 5000 litre, 10000 litre, […]
August 17, 2013

Couple turns to rainwater harvesting due to health issues

This article is a great example of how rainwater harvesting can ensure a household never runs out of water and the health benefits of using rainwater […]
August 14, 2013

Preparing your site for rainwater tank installation

Although these installation guidelines are for polyethylene tanks made by Teampoly (Australia), the same guidelines and recommendations are generally true for most ‘plastic’ or poly water […]