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Choosing your Rainwater Harvesting Service Provider

Choosing your Rainwater Harvesting Service Provider

Choosing your rainwater harvesting service provider

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and invest in a rain water harvesting system. Of course that’s just step one in the process. The question now is what your setup is going to look like and which service provider offers you the best balance of cost, reliability and expertise.

Well here are some factors you might want to consider:

What are your specific needs and can your service provider cater to them?

The first consideration with any rain water harvesting system has to be how it will function with your existing infrastructure.

What are your water needs?

How big a tank will you require?

Where will your overflow be diverted?

Where would your tank fit on your property?

And of course, most importantly, can your service provider work with these practicalities or will you end up having to accommodate the solution rather than it accommodating you – how will your rainwater harvesting system fit into your life?

Aquamat has been operating since 1968 and has built up expertise working on custom water solutions, both in South Africa and internationally. It is this kind of knowhow and experience that you should be looking for when planning your harvesting solution.

What kind of reliability does your service provider offer?

Rain water harvesting and water storage is a good investment over time. It’s relatively inexpensive to set up and its potential benefits can’t be overstated.

Of course, all that goes out of the window if your service provider doesn’t offer good system integrity.

You need to ensure that your pipes and tanks are sturdy.

Be particularly wary of any tanks that have been welded together or seem to have weak points that could fail over time.

Aquamat tanks boast 25% extra plastic to ensure structural integrity and a thicker UV lining that helps to counteract bacterial growth.

Does the system on offer protect the water from contamination?

It is all very well to store water, but this shouldn’t be as simple as just having water in a big tank.

Water shouldn’t be left standing too long and it should definitely be protected from debris and contaminants.

Aquamat offers a first flush system that prevents initial contamination. The user can also choose to install a filtration system to further filter fine solids from their water. Their pumping systems will also ensure that you maintain water pressure during times of water scarcity and can draw water from the tank as needed.

How will you cope with the system?

It’s all very well to have a harvesting system installed, but how will you get on with it when the experts have left?

Your service provider should ensure that you are comfortable with the operation of the system and know enough that you can deal with day to day issues as they arise.

Aquamat offers full training and ongoing advice for any system they install. Aquamat recognizes that the only people who should wash their hands once the system is installed are the customers.


Whoever you choose to install your rainwater harvesting system, you need to ensure that it has been designed to cater to your specific needs and that your investment will serve you over the long term.

Make sure you choose a service provider with a proven track record, high quality parts and an ongoing commitment to you as their customer.

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