A Smarter Way to live
Rain water harvesting is not new in Australia any more, with a large number of government sponsored incentive programs available for residents across the country. These programs are designed not only to help save water but save a significant amount in electricity and water bills. So, when the state government wants to give you money to go green, why not go ahead and do it. However, that isn’t the overriding factor that ought to compel you to install a rain water tank for your home or business. There are many benefits of installing a rain water tank in your backyard.
Designed for the Job
Rain water tanks are designed to collect and store the maximum rainwater as possible. You can use this water for your garden, wash your car, and even connect it to your toilets and laundry so that you don’t waste your city’s water supply. So much rainfall goes unused, which makes it our responsibility to store and utilize this precious resource when needed most on a macro-economic level. The best way to address this issue is to determine your needs for water and choose an appropriate type of rain water tank that can store rainwater every time it rains in your area. There are a number of companies that manufacture high quality rain water tanks that are anti-corrosive and made from material that protects UV rays.
The beauty of rain water tanks is that they can be placed anywhere. What is more important is to have the gutters and downpipes appropriately placed so that they harvest rain water from the roof and allow it to collect in the rain water tank. You will find a variety of shapes and sizes that can be placed above the ground or even under it. For homes and businesses with space constraints, underground rainwater tanks save plenty of space. In addition, you will need a pump in order to pull the water out. They are also less likely to be affected by the vagaries of the weather. On the other hand, installing a rain water tank above the ground does not require any excavation. They are easy to maintain although they definitely take up much more space. Therefore, it is important to determine your needs and weigh all the options prior to installing a rain water tank.
A Choice of Materials
You have a choice of polyethylene, steel, fibreglass, and concrete rain water tanks. Traditional, round tanks are more popular in rural areas although slimline tanks are much more common in urban areas where space is a major constraint. Slimline tanks can be installed on either side of the walls and blend well with the surroundings. Many of these tanks are specifically designed to the frontage of a home. No matter what your choice, you have a wide selection of rain water tanks to suit every budget and need. They are available in different sizes and colours which you will find online as well. Installing a rain water tank has never been easier.