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Video: DIY rainwater collection & rain water tanks

The DIY rainwater system and water tanks is cleverly designed and apparently works well, video is worth watching. Rain water systems can be as simple as collecting rain in a bucket or more complex where rainwater tanks feed into the existing plumbing. The basics of a reasonably simple system are: a gutter leading to a […]

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Video: The Principles of Rainwater Harvesting

Watch this short video which gives an overview of the various components of a typical rainwater harvesting system that collect rainwater from a rooftop and directs it to a water tank. Principles of Rainwater Harvesting – No matter where you are in the world, the principles of rain water harvesting Click on the links below […]

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Video: Water tanks & storage vessels for rainwater

There are many choices when it comes to choosing the right water tank or water storage vessel for rainwater harvesting systems. In South Africa, we recommend JoJo Tanks products – their tanks are made from high grade polyethylene suitable for storing drinking water. Rain Harvesting – Storage Vessel / Collection – Ways to Collecting Rainwater […]

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Video: DIY first flush device for rainwater harvesting

There are commercially available ‘first flush’ devices that ensure that debris from rooftops and gutters is diverted away from your rain barrel or rain water tank but this video demonstrates how a simple mechanism can be made with a few DIY skills. A beautifully simple DIY device to divert the first flush of rainwater collected […]

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VIDEO: DIY Rainwater-Flushing Toilet System

This DIY rainwater flushing toilet from the UK is about as low-tech and effective as it gets. Another great use for rainwater which is certainly not limited to flushing toilets.  Rainwater is naturally ‘soft’ and free of chemicals, ideal for garden irrigation and bathing. When appropriately filtered, rain water is also a very healthy alternative […]

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VIDEO: Some concise info about rainwater harvesting & rainwater tanks

Michael Smit from savewater!® talks about rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks from the Equilibrium display at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. South Africa has a similar climate to Australia and much of the information and tips mentioned in the above video are equally applicable in South Africa.  We recommend JoJo Tanks […]

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VIDEO: How to recycle rain water for use at home

Looking for ways to cut down on your water usage? Homeowners Steve and Linda Parker have installed a rainwater catchment system that allows them to collect rainwater to recycle in their California home. Since installing the system they’ve collected about 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water to re-use for their laundry and their toilets. Rainwater […]

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VIDEO: Rainwater Harvesting System & Tanks Overview

This video shows how a rainwater harvesting system works, from rooftop to rain garden. See how to set up a 3-tank system with a first flush diverter and overflow pipe which directs overflow rainwater from the water tanks to a rain garden, for maximum water harvesting. For maximum rain water storage capability, we suggest bigger […]

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Rain water harvesting: Technically illegal in some US states!

Harvesting rainwater and installing rainwater tanks or ‘rain barrels’ is technically illegal in some US states – watch the video below for the explanation. This seems unbelievable and the logic a little flawed!  Also see USA: Man sentenced to gaol for harvesting rainwater.  Luckily South Africans can harvest and store as much free rain water […]

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