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6 Benefits Of Installing A JoJo Tank

Oct 9, 2023 | Property

It’s considered quite the logical investment to have a JoJo tank or two installed on your property, but is this yet another thing that South Africans are leaping to spend their hard-earned money on or does this choice hold much water?

Puns aside, we won’t keep you in suspense and will tell you upfront that in light of the rising water scarcity and uncertainty, the installation of some water storage solution is quickly becoming an indispensable addition to any property.

But don’t take our word for it. Let’s look at the various benefits that have many people thinking of the humble water tank as more than just a ‘nice-to-have.’

Here are 6 benefits of installing a water storage tank.

You’ll Save On Your Water Bill

We’re going to lead with perhaps the biggest benefit of installing a water storage tank, which is that it can help you save loads on your water bill. Essentially, when you use the water from your tank, you’re less reliant on municipal water and therefore you’ll reduce your water bill.

It’s always a blessing to pay less, and when you consider the fact that some water storage tanks have the capacity to store up to 20 000 litres of water, you could drastically decrease this expense. Even if you opt for a smaller-sized tank, you’ll still be able to cut costs on your water bill at the end of the month.

You’ll Save Water

The primary purpose of a water storage tank, like a JoJo tank, is to catch rainwater from your rooftop and store it for when you need it. Importantly, it allows you to eliminate water waste, because you can use this rainwater for almost everything like flushing the toilets or filling the swimming pool. And if you purify or filter the rainwater beforehand, you can even drink it!

From an environmental perspective, installing a water tank has got to be one of the easiest ways to implement more green living into your household.

Say Goodbye To Water Stockpiling

It’s become increasingly normal for people to keep 5 litre bottles hidden around the kitchen, but this isn’t always convenient or hygienic. You’ve got to be very careful when it comes to storing water, so that you don’t run the risk of contamination and using water that could cause you or your loved ones to become ill.

However, if you have the advantage of a water storage tank, comfortably collecting rainwater that you can filter for drinking or cooking purposes, or simply to use around the house, you can put a stop to stockpiling and just live your life without having to think about what to do when the next cut-off happens.

Municipal Water Cuts Won’t Frustrate You

The reality is (objectively speaking), local municipalities are struggling to ensure hassle-free water delivery across the country. Some places are more beleaguered than others, with some areas experiencing severe water cuts for hours and even days on end. Sure, there are times when a water tanker is sent out to your area, but this can take quite a while – if it even happens.

On the other hand, by installing a water storage tank you’ll have access to a backup system when your water supply is interrupted. This way you can at least take care of the necessities, like flushing your loos, until your water has been restored.

Increase The Value Of Your Property

Comparatively speaking, properties that have water storage tanks installed tend to be at an advantage on the market – more so than those without. Essentially, the increased convenience of a tank will enhance your home’s value, and the cost of constructing an extra tank will quickly pay for itself as potential buyers could be persuaded by the addition of peace of mind if they know they have access to water during water cuts or shortages.

A Choice Of Sizes And Colours

Traditionally, there was a limited range of sizes and colours available for domestic water storage tanks. But now, there are more sizes, shapes, and colours to choose from. There are even underground tank alternatives. So, with such diversity available, you can be sure that several solutions will be within your budget while still being able to accommodate your household size.

Feeling Informed?

Having a water storage tank installed on your property isn’t just about having access to on-demand water at all times, it’s also a handy way to reduce your water bill, increase the value of your property and give you peace of mind when it comes to your water supply.

We hope that these tips will prove useful in your own home and don’t forget that AA Inform is also home to a range of useful tools and resources including our Home Valuation Report.

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