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Water Tanks Guide

Municipal Backup

Our Municipal Backup Solution consists of a tank that is tied to the main water supply line and fills automatically when mains water is available. This water can then be utilised in the event of a water cut. It is an ideal solution, as it provides you with an uninterrupted, pressured water feed that is clean and safe for household use and consumption.

Municipal Backup Benefits

  • Uninterrupted water supply
  • Tank filled with municipal water
  • Pump water from tank back into home
  • Pressure sensor starts and stops pump operation
  • Water is normally fit for consumption, but this may vary based on the quality of your water. If unsure, rather opt for a water filter.


Here are two tips to prolong your system’s life, reduce the potential for damages and ensure you enjoy maximum benefits:

  • Keep Your Tank Clean

Inspect the inside of the tank every 3 months to make sure that everything is in order. If it is not clean, identify the cause of the problem – your lid might be loose or an overflow pipe might not be covered correctly.

  • Rotate The Water

Under ideal circumstances, municipal water can be stored inside a JoJo tank for extended periods of time due to the fact that it is chlorinated. To keep your water fresh, however, it is recommended to rotate the water every two weeks.

Tip: Draw up a roster for your tank and rotate/circulate the water at set intervals by using it to wash your car, fill up the pool, water the garden etc. This will get the water level down inside your tank, after which you can fill it up with fresh municipal water

Rainwater Harvesting

A Rainwater Harvesting Solution consists of a tank that accumulates water whenever it rains. It requires the installation of a pre-filtration solution, as well as suitable guttering and piping to transport the rainwater to the tank. Simple to install, its advantages include self-sufficiency and the convenience of not being dependent on regulated water resources.

Rainwater Harvesting Benefits

  • Free & unlimited water supply (when it rains)
  • Store rainwater accessed from roof
  • Rainwater filtered prior to entering tank
  • Water suitable for irrigation, washing, topping up the pool etc.

Tip: If used for consumption, additional filtration is required

Fully Integrated

A combination of rainwater harvesting and municipal backup, our Fully Integrated System is the most sophisticated option in the range. The tank is filled with a pre-determined level of municipal water that serves as a permanent backup, while offering the added benefit of harvesting rainwater. The water is then filtered, sterilised and utilised as a full domestic water supply.

Fully Integrated System Benefits

  • Combination of both municipal backup & rainwater harvesting
  • Ensures water is always available
  • Tank filled with municipal water (pre-determined min. level required)
    and rainwater (remaining space).