As the cost of living in South Africa increases drastically each year, we are constantly looking for ways to save money. This is particularly true in the case of utilities such as water and electricity. Rain water tanks have become a popular choice for many agricultural farmers however the various benefits that they offer means that they are the ideal choice for anybody wanting to cut back on water usage.

For years the Water Wise campaign has encouraged people to use water sparingly in their homes, in office blocks and generally in every aspect of life. Rain water tanks provide the ideal solution for those who are serious about saving water and cutting back on costs. There are various areas and situations where rain water tanks are ideal to use:

  • Areas where water sources or quality water is scarce
  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Farms

The water collected in rain water tanks can be used for various reasons, all of which offer an alternative to using tap water. By connecting pipes to various appliances from the rain water tank, homes will be able to use rain water instead of tap water, in many instances:

  • Toilets
  • Washing Machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Outside watering (gardens, swimming pools etc.)
  • Washing cars

When one considers these water costs, they easily equate to 50% of the water bill each month. Rain water harvesting as it is also known as, allows home owners to connect the rain water tank to gutters and downpipes which in turn means that all the rain that falls onto the roof, will gather in the rain water tank. This method of saving water is not only beneficial to the pockets of many struggling to save money on a monthly basis, it is also environmentally friendly.

Depending on the various factors, there is a selection of rain water tank sizes available. When determining which size is ideal to use, there are a number of considerations:

  • Amount of water you are currently using
  • Available space
  • Financial situation

You may wonder how long it may take for the rain water tank to fill so that you may start benefiting from it. Obviously one needs to consider the time of the year as in South Africa, we experience rain at different parts of the year, depending on the province. Also important to consider is:

  • Rainfall in your area
  • Area your roof covers

Rain water tanks are a fantastic solution to cutting back on monthly water costs and getting the very most out of those heavy rainfalls and hail storms that we experience in South Africa.

Contact RotoTank™ for rain water tank enquiries and orders.

Pretoria: 012 376 1070/ 2. Email roto@mweb.co.z

Cape Town: 082 465 5084. Email rotocape@mweb.co.za

KwaZulu Natal: 083 628 6164. Email rotokzn@mweb.co.za