The Iconic JoJo Tank and Some of Its Common Uses

Although it was once seen almost exclusively on South Africa’s farms and immediately identifiable by its distinctive green colour, not only is the JoJo tank now to be found in all manner of new locations, but it has also become somewhat of a chameleon. These iconic storage vessels are now available in a whole new range of standard colours, as well as bespoke options by arrangement.

There have also been a number of other changes to the product. For example, its original fibreglass structure has since been replaced with high-quality UV-resistant polyethylene. Now available in a range of sizes, some are designed to be positioned vertically while others may be oriented horizontally and may even be concealed beneath the ground if required. Furthermore, these vessels are no longer restricted to storing water for agricultural purposes. The JoJo tank is now widely used in a variety of industries for the storage of chemical solutions and other liquids.

Currently, the product is receiving an unprecedented level of interest from the country’s residents. Motivated by the compelling evidence of an impending water crisis that was clearly demonstrated by the recent, near-disastrous drought in the Western Cape, many homeowners in other parts of the country have been seeking ways to protect themselves from a similar fate. One of their chief attempts to protect against the risk of drought has been to harvest rainwater and, for this purpose, there can be little doubt that the ideal storage vessel is a JoJo tank.

Simple to install, the vessel receives rainwater from the rooftops channelled by guttering and a downpipe. A strainer prevents the entry of branches, leaves, and moss, while a special internal liner acts to inhibit the growth of algae. When required, the stored water can be used as-is for tasks, such as watering the lawn, cleaning cars, windows, and driveways.

In an alternative configuration, tap water from the household supply can be used to partially fill the JoJo tank, which can then be topped up by the rain whenever it occurs. Either of these methods will result in a saving on the monthly municipal bills while also helping households to cope during times of water restrictions. For a fairly modest additional sum, it is perfectly feasible to add a compact treatment plant in order to create a reserve of potable water, which can then be merged directly with the household supply.

In times of drought, it is often necessary to transport potable water to some of the more hard-hit areas where residents may be depending on ailing wells or boreholes. For this purpose, the horizontal JoJo tank is ideal, as it can be easily loaded onto a flat-bed truck or light-duty vehicle, filled with water and driven to wherever it may be needed. Similar vessels are also used for the storage and transport of other liquid materials, including diesel fuel, paraffin, liquid fertilisers, and various other chemicals, as well as edibles, such as molasses. The range also includes chemical silos and the stands to support them.

The complete range of medium and heavy duty JoJo tanks in standard and bespoke colours is available to domestic and industrial users in Southern Africa from Water Pump Group.