According to a survey done by the United Nations, Kenya, with its arid climate all year round, is one of the populations in the world that struggle the most. The scarcity of water has been a serious issue for many decades. Natural disasters continue to cause soil degradation and a displacement of refugees throughout the country. The natural resources and water basins in Kenya cannot provide enough water to the various regions, leaving the large majority of the population of Kenya without fresh drinking water. The virtually bankrupt government of Kenya simply do not have the funds to construct and maintain pumping stations. Existing water systems are often sabotaged or in various stages of disrepair. Water has to be collected mainly by woman and children who spent nearly one-third of their day fetching water in Africa’s scorching hot sun. Water at the pumps and stations in Kenya that are still operative are left unprotected against outbreaks of cholera and parasitic worms.
Rainwater Harvesting – the process of collecting and storing rainwater in tanks or reservoirs for later domestic, agricultural, commercial and industrial use, is a practice that is becoming increasingly popular on the African continent and offer a perfect solution for the water supply problems encountered by Kenya. Rainwater is excellent for use because it is free of any chemical treatment and potential harm to the human body. It is soft – meaning no build-up of scale in appliances such as geysers, kettles and irons. When using rainwater, you can cut down significantly on the utilities bill every month and contribute to saving the available groundwater.
Although the use of reservoirs for water storage is not an entirely new concept, its popularity has increased during recent years thanks to advances in technology and engineering. Rainbow Reservoirs has provided the African market with cost effective, excellent quality water storage tanks with a capacity of 2 000 000 litres and smaller since 2003 and can rightfully be regarded as the leading tank manufacturer. As the leaders in reservoir construction throughout Africa, we are passionate about providing the continent with high quality Aluzinc® reservoirs for rainwater harvesting and bulk water storage. Aluzinc® is a high quality, highly corrosion resistant G-300 alloy coated structural steel that is used in the manufacturing of the walls of the reservoirs. It gives our reservoirs it superior strength and durability of 40+ years and places us a cut above the rest of the suppliers of reservoirs Kenya.
During the construction process the liners of Rainbow Reservoirs are made from the best quality .75mm solid film, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) that meet international food-grade standards to maintain water quality. The qualities of LLDPE to remain elastic, durable and inert in the extreme climate conditions in Kenya contribute significantly to the high quality of our tanks.
The domed roof that keeps light and dirt out, add to the overall strength of the reservoirs. During the reservoir construction process we make sure that the domed roof balance perfectly with the walls for maximum strength.
Our high quality water storage solutions come with a 20 year warranty. As a leading manufacturer of reservoirs and tanks in Kenya, we use only the latest gutter technology in the manufacturing process. Incorporated into the design of our cost effective tanks is high quality heavy duty .75mm thick polyethylene (EVA) that is of international “food-grade” standard. The Reservoir walls are manufactured with high quality BlueScope Aluzinc® or Colorbond Steel. The assembly, installation and even relocation of our modular reservoirs are quick, easy and inexpensive. Our quality bulk water storage systems are resistant to salts, acids, alkalis and certain organic solvents.
We supply and install reservoirs with a capacity of up to 2 000 000 litres. Our skilled assembly teams can install water storage tanks with a capacity of 400 000 litres on a sand basis within one day. Installation of reservoirs with a higher capacity has to be done on a concrete base. All that is required of you is to fill the reservoir with 10 000 litres or less upon completion.
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As the leading supplier of tanks in Kenya we are often asked the question: Why are round water tanks better than box shaped water tanks? The answer can be found mainly in the structure of the tanks. Water Reservoirs have curved surfaces that enjoy a structural advantage over tanks with square or rectangular surfaces.
1. A water tank that is cylindrical has a smaller surface area than a box shaped water tank that hold the same amount of water – less building material is required which make it more economical to build.
2. A round structure is the strongest geometrical structure and therefore much stronger than box-like alternatives. The round structure of our water tanks will more successfully withstand outward-directed force of the water that is stored within and the outward force of wind and rain that impacts upon the structure.
3. A round structure minimizes the surface area through which heat can radiate which results in a more constant temperature of the enclosed water. The water stored in a reservoir is thus less affected by temperature fluctuations – it loses less heat in winter and gains less heat during summer.
4. It is much easier to keep round tanks cleaner and more hygienic than those with corners.
The high quality and standards of Rainbow Reservoirs Kenya elevates us as the ultimate supplier of water storage solutions for domestic use and application by the Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial Industries.
For us at Rainbow Reservoirs the supply of quality water storage systems for the conservation of water on a continent that is constantly challenged by an array of climate variables, is a commitment that we are very serious about. Our service area currently extends to the following African countries: Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethopia, Angola, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Zambia.