How You Can Use Rainwater Storage and Harvesting

The prolonged drought experienced in large parts of South Africa and the recent health crisis which is making it difficult to access many services have highlighted the need for additional measures to ensure that back-up water supply is readily available. Rainwater storage and harvesting practices are no longer reserved for off-grid living. Instead, corporate office parks, farmers and urban residents alike have taken note of the potential that rainwater storage and harvesting practices offer.

The quality of water in the country has become questionable. Add to the problem the issue of limited resources, and rainwater storage and harvesting innovations become essential. With the country already ranked among the top 30 driest countries in the world and with a growing population, the water supply is no longer sufficient to meet the demands of farmers, industries, nurseries, residents, and companies. Load shedding also affects the reliable water supply and cleaning.

News reports of towns without water for days to weeks have become all too common. However, with JoJo tanks, water pumps, and electronic panels as available from us, you don’t have to let your household, business or farm operations suffer because of water supply shortages. Although water restrictions have been lifted across the largest part of the country, it is not to say that the restrictions will not return.

Experts have determined that 75% of the rainfall water is used in the agricultural sector. Allowing rainfall to go to waste is a pity when it is possible to harvest the water and use such for purposes such as vegetable garden irrigation, vehicle washing and window cleaning purposes. If harvested and filtered, the resource can be used for partial crop irrigation, to fill up swimming pools, and even as household drinking water. Farmers can then also supply drinking water to their animals during dry periods.

Regardless of the category in which you fall, being prepared for water shortages is certainly better than having to rely on emergency water supply from other towns or family members during times of crisis. Apart from using the stored resource as a backup supply, you can integrate the resource in your daily water use.

We offer the necessary equipment to make it possible, including the relevant pumps. Every step you can take in becoming self-sufficient and less reliant on the grid and centralised water supply is one towards lower cost, decreased vulnerability, improved efficiency, and a lower environmental footprint.

According to the experts, the country receives an average of about 490 mm rainfall per year. No doubt, with such a low rainfall figure, one can expect shortages, especially if the resource recycling supply chain is not properly managed.

With rainwater storage and harvesting, you are able to use clean and potable water on a daily basis and thereby reduce your impact on resource usage. As a company, you can utilise the stored resource for the ablutions at your office. If you operate a private school, utilise the rainwater storage and harvesting for the washbasins in the ablutions.

The possibilities are endless, but you must start with the right equipment. Get in touch with our consultants to help you determine the sizes and number of JoJo tanks, pumps, and filtration systems you need. We supply and install rainwater storage and harvesting equipment at client premises.