There was a time – not that long ago – when almost every house had its own water tank and harvesting rainwater was something that just happened during the course of life, not a big environmental event. But as more and more people moved into towns and cities, we started using fresh town water and the tanks began to disappear from view.
But in this time of drought when green citizens are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, water tanks have once again become a household fixture – and for more than just environmental reasons. A water tank is good for the environment, yes, but is also good for your lifestyle and your hip pocket. Here are some good reasons to install a water tank at your home or business:
1. Save water
Water shortages resulting from the drought have made it more important than ever to conserve the water we have. South Africa receives from the least rainfall of all inhabited continents and water is the most valuable resource we have – we need it to live!
2. Keep town drinking water for drinking
Instead of wasting fresh drinkable water on the garden, to wash the car or flush the toilet, installing a tank means less precious drinking water will be lost through activities such as these, and more will be available for us to drink.
3. Beat water restrictions
Water restrictions have been imposed across South Africa, limiting the amount of water used for non-essential activities. A water tank will give you the freedom to use your own collected water without having to tap into the town supply. This means you can choose to use your water for a greener lawn, cleaner car or to fill up the swimming pool when it’s hot.
4. Save money in the future
Once the initial expense of the water tank has been borne, you can save money on all future water bills. As our population grows and water becomes scarcer, it is probable that the cost of water will rise, so you can be protected from these costs by collecting your own water.
5. Collect your own drinking water
If you’re worried about chemicals added to the town water supply, a water tank could be the solution for you. Forget about buying expensive bottled water, you can collect your own fresh water for drinking purposes in a tank.
6. Make a statement
Modern water tanks come in a variety of colours, styles, sizes and materials to suit you.
|Jojo tanks offers water storage of many colours and shapes, like the new Slimline 750l tank, suitable for smalles spaces.Corrugated steel tanks to suit older homes better, or to create a country feeling.
From large farm-size water storage to slim-line, there is a water tank to suit everyone who wants to save water.