eMalahleni Local Municipality, in the Nkangala District of Mpumalanga, required a cost-effective and quick solution to increase bulk potable water storage for the KwaGuqa township, situated west of eMalahleni.
The immediate need was to increase bulk water storage 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 up and running effectively and SBS Tanks has now completed stage two, installing 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.
Modular, steel bolted water storage tanks and reservoirs from SBS Tanks give municipal engineers and managers a fast and effective solution for bulk water storage at community level, for desalination plants, effluent processing and even for the built environment. Offering time and cost savings over traditional concrete structures, water storage tanks from SBS Tanks can be installed anywhere, no matter how remote the location. SBS Tanks boast an expected lifespan of over 65 years, with water stored within a potable water liner within the structure.
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