How to Save Money by Installing a Water Tank

How Installing a Water Tank Can Save You Money

Following the near-disastrous drought in the Western Cape when taps in the Mother City came close to running dry, most people seem to have grasped the implication. The world is running out of potable water. If we don't rectify this situation, much of the planet could become indistinguishable from the Sahara or Namib. While governments and giant corporations will need to tackle the root causes, there are many ways in which individuals can also contribute. The simple act of installing a tank could help relieve the pressure on service providers while saving consumers money in the process. Let's look more closely at how this could work.

Although droughts have become more frequent in recent years, when it does rain, it frequently pours. That precious rain is invariably soaked up by parched soil or trapped by storm drains when it could be of direct value to consumers in both urban and rural areas. Rain harvesting has been gaining popularity as a low-cost yet effective conservation measure. A water tank provides a means to collect and store the runoff from rooftops and guttering and requires only connection to a downpipe. A pre-filtration should protect the inlet to the vessel to ensure that leaves, twigs and similar detritus will not contaminate the stored liquid.

In its natural, untreated condition, the harvested rainwater is unsuitable for drinking. However, it is useful for other purposes. If you're proud of your lawn or like home-grown vegetables, adding a pump and some additional pipework could solve your irrigation needs when hoses are banned. The tank's contents could also be used to wash windows, patios, and cars, and could even act as the source for a jet washer.

Boiling the rainwater can make it safe to drink, if necessary. Given the process involved in rain formation, it will be sufficiently free of anything that might make it harmful or unpalatable. However, there are now compact yet highly-efficient purification systems that will remove any remaining harmful contaminants to produce a crystal clear, colourless and odourless filtrate suitable for all uses. Once treated, one could even feed the output from the tank into the household supply for use around the home.

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However you choose to use these vessels, you can look forward to lower monthly bills from your municipality. You will also be doing your share to avert a water crisis. Jojo is a brand name known throughout South Africa for its range of polyethylene storage vessels and has become a synonym for the water tank. Water Pump Group is a preferred supplier and installer of Jojo products for domestic, commercial, and industrial use.