YOUR COST EFFECTIVE WATER STORAGE SOLUTION
Rainbow Reservoirs is the ORIGINAL supplier of the highest quality ZINCALUME® sealed, bolted steel panel tanks for multi-application liquid or water storage solutions in use throughout Africa. Our renowned and sought-after products are in extensive use across most sectors of the economy as pivotal components in domestic, rural, agricultural, mining, forestry, commercial and industrial applications, to name but a few.
Some of our very satisfied (and highly discerning!) customers are to be found in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The requirement by humankind to store water in reservoirs such as those provided by Rainbow Reservoirs is no longer an optional consideration… it is today, an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY as water storage for future configuration has now reached the highest priority levels ever in the history of our planet!
The human population explosion has resulted in the unprecedented eruption and runaway growth of industry. The result… an insatiable demand for food, consumer goods, water and energy… and then an even GREATER water requirement to generate this energy! The United Nations speaks of “Thirsty Energy”, and so water, the most basic requirement for life, is under serious threat globally. Every litre counts!
Access by everyone to clean, drinking water is a basic human right.
In South Africa, service delivery protests are nowadays a daily occurrence (and indeed, an embarrassment!) Hundreds of thousands of disgruntled protestors have for many years now, aggressively (and often violently!) demonstrated to Government and Local Authorities, their anger, dissatisfaction and discontent at the lack of basic services, the most critical of which is water. Many lives have been lost in this pursuit and property worth millions of ZAR has been damaged and destroyed in the headlong pursuit for access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Front page headlines show disgruntled, angry hordes fighting for basic service delivery, most especially, water. As one desperate protester lamented in an interview, “We can wait for roads – we will walk in the mud; we can wait for electricity -we will burn candles; we will wait for schools and hospitals; we can wait for toilets – we will use the bush; but we will not… we CANNOT live without drinking water – WE NEED WATER NOW!”
Disturbing media images are beamed across the globe depicting communities living in cesspits – their humble homes surrounded by filthy, mosquito infested pools of shallow, stagnant water in which children play and through which residents are compelled wade on their way to work.
Yet in this soiled, muddy world, there is no clean, drinking water freely available! These communities are often compelled to PURCHASE life-sustaining water from unscrupulous entrepreneurs; or to collect water from wells, streams, ponds or distant water points. They have no choice! Men, women and children of all ages struggle on foot over considerable distances with heavy, water-filled containers strapped to their backs or balanced on their heads or shoulders. Water vessels of any and every description are loaded onto wheelbarrows and manhandled in a desperate effort to transport this precious load to their faraway homes. In many instances, children are prevented from attending school in order to perform this life-essential task.
The sobering fact is that this scenario was previously associated only with rural areas. Now it is commonplace in developed areas and cities across our country. Productivity and living standards are being threatened even in the country’s economic heartland due to ageing or non-existent water infrastructure together with a failure to keep pace with an increasing population growth and the inability to store this precious resource. Affluent suburbs in and around Johannesburg were recently (and once again!) subjected to prolonged and severely disruptive water shortages.
Even more alarming is that this ubiquitous and dire water shortage contributes directly to the absence of the most basic sanitation and hygiene requirements – a prelude to the spread of water-borne diseases such as amoebic dysentery, bilharzia, gastroenteritis, leptospirosis, infectious hepatitis, cholera and typhoid. Malaria is rampant over much of Africa. The current ebola outbreak has been cited by the United Nations as a “Global Health Emergency”.
“We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water and sanitation.”
Kofi Annan, Former Director General of the United Nations
And yet 235,000 million tons of water is discharged from our major South African rivers into the oceans each year! (South African Official Yearbook).
Throughout Africa, emergency standby generators are commonplace. The reason? Because electricity generators offer peace of mind and an effective solution to unreliable public-grid power supply. For precisely the same reasons, Africa is currently experiencing a rapid increase in installations of emergency water reserves in the form of in-line, bulk water storage reservoirs in shopping centres, hospitals, residential developments, hotels etc. as well as major sectorial users such as municipalities, industry, mines, agriculture, production and manufacturing facilities. Due to the judicious installation of adequate, bulk water storage facilities, production rates, daily output and operational efficiency in profitable enterprise is no longer stunted by crippling water shortages.
At Rainbow Reservoirs, we’re experts at bulk water storage. We know the business and we have the capacity and the resources to make a significant and much needed contribution to assuage the dire, African water-crisis in cities and in rural areas.
It is also our duty therefore, to offer our skills, expertise and products pertaining to essential clean water storage, to Companies, Organisations, NGO’s, Aid Organisations and Disaster Relief entities for consideration in their respective Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Relief projects. The provision of stored, safe water will without doubt, alleviate the challenges faced by desperate communities and make a noteworthy impact not only upon their daily living conditions, but also their long-term social and economic upliftment.