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How to Choose Between a Poly Water Tank and a Steel Tank

Many people accept the idea that it is beneficial to have rain water tanks as a backup plan for the City’s mains water supply. The tricky part comes when it is time to choose between steel and poly water tanks. For many starter families, the process of choosing the proper tank for their needs can be an overwhelming task with so many variables. Here are some tips that a family can consider in order to make the most suitable Read More...

Getting It Right With Proper Location, Tank Base and Size Considerations

The location of a tank can affect how effectively the family captures the rainwater. It may be disastrous to spend a token on a long-lasting tank with proper fittings only to get things wrong on the location phase. An ideal location lets the tank fill by gravity. The gravity factor helps the natural flow of water from the roof, through the gutters and into the tank. The ideal location is below the collection surface (roof surface). Exposure to sunlight Depending on the type of tank, also consider the exposure to the sun. Read More...

Some Rainwater Tank Accessories That Offer Reliability and Control

A rainwater tank needs some accessories for it to function with minimal supervision and maintenance. These accessories also ensure that the quality of the collected water remains high. Having high quality rainwater collection systems ensures that the extra water does not compromise the quality of the mains water supply.Some of the extra accessories that people need to purchase alongside the tank installation include the first flush diverter, leaf eaters, pump controllers and the pump itself. The first flush diverter The first Read More...

How To Maintain The Tanks for The Best Water Quality

It is very disappointing to invest in a rainwater tank and after proper installation and adequate rainfall, the water tank and the water quality does not impress. Maintenance of the storage systems will usually keep the system performing at their prime but neglect can do the exact opposite. When there is poor maintenance, there will be more cases of blockage, backwards flow and contamination. Generally, maintenance ensures that the repair costs are kept low. Be cautious about smells, algae and potential Read More...

How To Clean and Disinfect a Rainwater Tank

When tank water is not clean enough, it may end up compromising the user’s health. It can also drastically cut down the number of uses that a family can think of. In that sense, it is good to clean the rain water tanks at regular intervals, but tank owners also need to realize that cleaning a water tank is more than just sludge removal. The whole process of cleaning a rainwater tank should also involve a thorough inspection of Read More...

Some Ideal Ways To Use Your Rainwater

Once the rainwater has collected into a tank, it is easily channeled for use in the garden, driveway area or for topping up the swimming pool among other uses. The homeowner can gain more benefits by rooting the water to the toilets or to the laundry area. A City or suburban family can save its mains water needs by about 70% if it can use rainwater for flushing, washing clothes and watering the lawn. What can the rainwater be used for? Use Read More...

Some Practical Ideas To Reduce Energy Consumption During Water Pumping

Like most other electrical appliances, the pumps that we use to distribute the rainwater around the house need to consume a reasonable amount of power. Many people wonder why they should save money by using rainwater only to let it all go again, this time because of higher electricity bills. There are many options such as tank pumps that will use solar energy while others use wind energy. There is a high chance that you will be using a Read More...

Preparing for a dry rainwater tank

The beauty of using a rainwater tank is that a family knows that there can be an alternative use for the water, instead of letting it all go down the drainage system. Tapping into this resource makes sure that there is an extra water supply in the home for multiple uses. However, what happens when the rainwater tank runs empty? It gets even worse when all the rainwater has been used and the rainy season has just about ended. Read More...

How To Choose The Best Quality Tank for Your Specific Needs

There are a wide variety of rainwater storage tanks available in the market. The main differences are in the material, size and design. How do you decide whether the tanks are good quality and which of the types to buy? The sizes and materials will suit different requirements in the home. A quick survey will give valuable information on the water requirement levels, the most suitable size for the proposed site and the ideal design. For example, when the only available space is Read More...

A Handy Walk through for Rainwater Tank Shoppers

Shopping for a water tank may be overwhelming and you may find that you have too many options, but here are a few ideas to help you make the right choice. The ideal tank for your home is one which will help you to capture as much water as possible from the roof. There should be a reliable way to direct the rainwater into the tank without too much spillage. To get the correct tank for your needs, always Read More...