As the reality of the country’s water crisis hits the millions living in the suburbs of the country’s cities, more South Africans in townhouse and cluster complexes are seeking compact, versatile and unobtrusive water harvesting and storage solutions for limited space.
While South Africans have almost built up a tolerance to load shedding, water outages strike hard at the heart of our homes, affecting every aspect of the running of a household, from cooking, to cleaning and washing. Homes have to rely on water tankers from municipalities and the expense and environmental impact of bottled water.
Harvesting and storing water in tanks gives residents peace of mind during those times, and also allows them to cut back on their water bill and be more climate friendly. While water tanks are traditionally viewed as being for larger homes, there are solutions for those who live in smaller townhouses.
“One of the trends seen in the real estate market in the last few years is the increasing demand by buyers and renters for off-the-grid and back-up solutions,” said Sebasti Badenhorst, Executive of sales and marketing for JoJo. “There a greater desire to take responsibility in ensuring a consistent supply of water for the home, and also an awareness of being kinder to the environment.
“We are probably best known for our bigger JoJo Tanks, from 5,000-litres to 20,000-litres, but many South Africans simply do not have the space for those, and that was why we produce the Slimline range,” said Badenhorst. “Good things come in small packages, and that’s how we view our Slimline range of water tanks, and particularly our SuperSlim tank product which is ideal for limited spaces. It is a little, but big solution to your needs.”
The 1,000-litre SuperSlim tank is the slimmest of the Slimline entire range. It is perfect for city living, where limited space requires a snug fit into corners and down narrow walkways. It attaches to a wall to keep it secure and is supplied with the basics required for installation. Designed for ease of use, this distinctive tank also has various connection options to ensure seamless installation into your unique setup.
JoJo recently simplified its Slimline range into one standard format that can be kitted out to suit a range of applications. It is the perfect solution for those who want to take the first step towards becoming water smart.
“Townhouses are a significant part of the rental market,” said Badenhorst. “The Slimline range can be installed with some simple DIY, and, if you are renting or selling, it can be removed and taken to your new premises when you move. It’s compact, versatile and provides enough water for a family during those times when they need it most, or to supplement their municipal water usage.”
The SuperSlim comes with a 10-year warranty, is made to the same standards as every JoJo Tank, has distinctive designs on both sides and comes in a variety of colours.