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Forward planning for water security using engineer designed water storage solutions

30th October 2023


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Advances in technology in the water storage and water security space have provided urban planners, municipal and civil engineers, and professionals in the sector with innovative solutions to the urgent need for water infrastructure development that delivers water to communities and to the business sector. Considering turnaround time, cost, maintenance and upgrades and preventing water loss to secure this precious resource, professionals in the sector have found that there is a need to look to alternate solutions that tick all of the boxes and are less water-intensive in the construction process than concrete reservoirs.

“Africa is a water-scarce region, and we have recently how the urban centres in South Africa have been impacted by droughts and water service delivery challenges,” says Chester Foster,  Business Sales Director: SBS Tanks. “Businesses, urban and rural areas all require water storage solutions that are versatile, technologically advanced and that deliver water fast. Professionals in the water space need to look for quicker and more cost-effective alternatives to concrete reservoirs for their water storage projects.  Modular, bolted steel panel water tanks, that can be commissioned immediately and do not need road infrastructure in advance of their installation are an ideal alternative.”

SBS Tanks recently completed the installation of five bulk water storage tanks for the eMalahleni Local Municipality, in the Nkangala District of Mpumalanga for the KwaGuqa township, situated west of eMalahleni. The project involved meeting the immediate need to increase bulk water storage for between the existing 10 million litre concrete reservoir and a 400 000 litre elevated tank which gravity feeds to the community. As part of the first phase, SBS Tanks installed two bulk water tanks, with the combined storage capacity of over 6 million litres. This stage has been running effectively and SBS Tanks recently completed the next step, the installation of an additional 9+ million litres storage capacity.

Due to age and decay, the existing water treatment plant will be decommissioned and the three newly installed bulk water tanks, which store over 3 million litres each, will be fed from a new water treatment plant. Once this plant comes online the SBS Tank “farm,” where five blue SBS Tanks stand proudly within a securely fenced plot, will come into play and feed into the existing supply network via the elevated tank to the community.

Along with the short installation time, the reduced cost and immediate commissioning on site, the potable water liners which maintain the quality of the water stored within, the tank farm also offers the municipal team the benefit of not having to subject the community to water cuts during maintenance. Each tank in the project can be isolated independently for routine maintenance resulting in a continuous water supply to the community.

For the past 25 years SBS Tanks has delivered water storage tanks to the South African and global market, working to continuously to keep abreast of technological advancements and adapt solutions to the needs of the various sectors served. 

Talk to SBS Tanks today and let us help you deliver on your next backup, process, rainwater harvesting, bulk water, municipal or mine water storage project. 

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter




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