Storage tanks and booster systems are normally used when the municipal or borehole water volume and pressure is not adequate to meet the watering requirements. The storage tanks vary in size depending on the amount of water required per application.


  • Storage tanks can be installed on the ground or buried at least half way in the ground. When placing the storage tank on the ground, a concrete base is constructed to support the tank. Make sure that the tank is level at all times.
  • Brass ball valves are attached to the outlet of the tank so that the booster pump can be removed at any time without draining the entire tank.
  • Plasson and galvanized fittings with high density piping are used to connect the booster pump to the tank and to the supply line for either the irrigation system or house feed.

The booster pump is selected according to the water volume and pressure required to meet the application.

It makes a lot of sense, if you have the space and budget, to catch and store rainwater and/or recycle grey water. We are all aware that water is a scarce resource and likely to become more and more expensive over time. By using run-off rainwater for your washing machine along with grey water for toilet flushing, for example, you not only save yourself money, but are also taking less water from Cape Town's dams, giving them a greater chance to recharge over winter.

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It is quite possible to use your Wellpoint or borehole water in your domestic plumbing system or to fill your pool, provided you have had it professionally tested.

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Wellpoints may provide a far more economical alternative to boreholes, but successful installation is dependent on your property location and underground soil conditions. The equipment used is very much smaller and lighter than that required for a borehole, meaning access to your property is generally not a problem.

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Boreholes are holes that are drilled into the earth’s crust in order to obtain water. Boreholes vary in depth and water yield. Once a borehole is drilled, a water yield test is carried out by placing a test pump into the hole and operating this pump for a period of 4 to 5 hours. This process assists us in obtaining the accurate yield of the borehole. Since all boreholes are different, the selection of a borehole pump depends on the following:

  • Depth of the borehole – assists in selecting the pressure capacity of the pump.
  • Water yield of the borehole – assists in selecting the water flow of the pump.
  • Availability and type of electrical power (three phase or single phase) – assists in selecting the motor power.

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