Backup Water Storage

  • water supply backup
  • backup water supply

Backup Water Storage

Water Storage Solutions

Backup water storage systems provide an uninterrupted supply of clean drinking water to the buildings on your property all the time, even when the municipal supply is cut-off.


Municipal Supply Backup

A backup water storage system is the best way to avoid the inconvenience of municipal water supply interruptions. A backup water storage system allows you to be less reliant on municipally regulated water and still have access to a clean drinkable water supply.


Integrated Backup Solutions

A properly designed backup water storage system senses changes in water pressure from the municipal supply. A drop in municipal water pressure, from a burst pipe or an imposed water cut, will cause the backup supply system to switch over to the stored water supply. Automatically starting and stopping the system pump whenever a tap is opened and closed. When the municipal supply becomes available again the backup supply system switches back to the municipal supply, topping up the backup water supply again.


Maintenance Tips

Maintaining Your Stored Water Supply


  • 1 Keep the Water Tank Clean.
    • Check the inside of the water tank every 3 months. It must be CLEAN. If not clean, find out what is causing the problem and rectify it.
      A loose tank lid or an incorrectly covered overflow pipe could be causing the problem.
  • 2 Maintaining Water Quality.
    • Municipal water is chlorinated and can be stored inside a JoJo tank for long periods. However, we strongly recommend rotating the water in the tank every two weeks to ensure you always have the freshest, best quality water available.


Lower the water level inside your tank by using the water, fill up the swimming pool, wash vehicles, water the lawn & garden etc. Then fill the tank with fresh municipal water again afterwards.


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Further Information

Backup Water Storage System

System Components

  1. 1 Tank
    • Standard tank fittings (inlet/over-flow & outlet) are included in the price.
  2. 2 Base / Plinth
  3. 3 Pump
  4. 4 Pipes
    • Assumed ¾ inch galvanized pipes.
      1. 25 mm diameter (minimum) – from tank to gate valve, to pump.
      2. 20 mm diameter (minimum) – from pump to house, to cut into mains.
      3. Supply tank with municipal feed to float valve at the top of the tank.
  5. 5 Elbows
    • Sizes according to pipes
  6. 6 Gate valves
    • To isolate components/manage system.
  7. 7 Non return valve
  8. 8 Float valve
    • To control the fill height of the tank.