Rainwater tank purchase tips

April 7 by : admin

The rise in average national temperature and an increased chance of drought have almost made installing a rainwater tanks at home a necessity. Besides making the decision to purchase a water tank, however, there are a number of other things that you need to consider before you buy a rainwater tank.

Size of tank

Naturally, you should buy a rainwater tank to suit your needs. SUPATANK rainwater tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, anything from a 1000 litre water tank to a 5000 litre water tank (and more). Which size tank you purchase will depend on the number of people in your household, your water usage patterns and what purposes your rain water harvesting would serve.

If you are only looking to water a small garden area and perhaps to wash your car occasionally, a 2000 litre water tank may suffice. However, if you want to harvest rain water for non-potable domestic uses such as flushing the toilet, in your washing machine and dishwasher, you will likely need a 5000 litre water tank.

It is important to understand that even if your house is small, the water usage will be higher, the more number of occupants or regular guests there are.

Type of tank

Rainwater tanks can be made from different materials, anything from the affordable polyethylene to the more expensive fibreglass tanks.

SUPATANK rainwater tanks are made from ultra high quality, UV-resistant polyethylene plastic, which happens to be absolutely suitable under all weather conditions and corrosion free, intended to be lightweight, durable and most importantly affordable. They are also extremely high in strength, and will give you many years of worry-free use.

Location of tank

The size of your house block is not a problem when it comes to locating your rainwater tank. Your rainwater tank can be above or underground, so long as the water from your roof can be funnelled along your gutters and into downpipes connected to your tank.

At SUPATANK, we have a range of rainwater tanks that are guaranteed to be space efficient. Slimline water tanks can be installed on either side of the walls or be easily tucked away. They can blend well with the surroundings since they come in a variety of colours. In fact, many of these tanks are specifically designed to the frontage of a home. You can even use slimline water tanks as fencing or wall panels! We also have modular water tanks that can be interconnected collectively to fulfill your water volume requirements.

Installing your tank

If you are planning to use rainwater indoors, in spaces such as the bathroom, laundry and kitchen, you will need to make sure systems are in place so you or your neighbours’ water pressure are not affected, and the rainwater does not somehow mix with your drinking water.

Labelling tank outlets and pipes as “rainwater” and making sure there’s no connection between rainwater pipes and mains water pipes will prevent such problems.

SUPATANK can help address any potential issues and make sure your water tank installation is a breeze. We have worked with numerous clients on every installation scenario from small single rain water tanks at residential properties to large multiple tank solutions for commercial buildings.