Benefits of a Water Tank
A rain water tank is beneficial to any home, especially if you live in an area where water is scarce. Water restrictions are in force in many areas of Australia. However, with additional rain water you are free to wash your car, water the garden or do the laundry as often as you wish without putting a strain on your city’s water resources. In addition, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a big reduction in your water bill as well. Prior to purchasing a rain water tank there are a few things you need to consider.
What Size Tanks do I Need?
One of the major factors to influence your buying decision is the size of the tank. This will depend largely on the space you have and the purpose for which the water will be utilised. A smaller tank would do for the garden but if you need to connect it to the toilet a larger tank would be necessary. Rain water tank come in a variety of size from a thousand litres to 25,000 and more so you aren’t spoilt for choice.
Space is a Determining Factor
Another important aspect is the design of the tank, which once again depends on your requirements and a suitable location where it can be installed. Tanks are available in a number of shapes and sizes, and some companies offer custom built tanks as well. The amount of space you have to install a tank will also influence your choice. For those short on space, an underground tank would suffice. In addition, there are a variety of slim designs that can fit along the house.
For a roof-top tank, you will need sufficient roof area or else you would need to select from ground level or underground tanks. If the flow of water from the tank will be uphill you will need to purchase a pump-based system. On the other hand, you have a choice of gravity-fed systems for an elevated tank. It would be prudent to consult a professional prior to choosing a rain water tank for the best possible results.
Vast Array of Water Tank Designs
Thanks to the increasing demand for rain water tanks, you will find many innovative designs and styles. Square and rectangular designs in polymer or plastic are popular today. They are also available in a variety of colours to match the colour scheme of a home. You also have a choice of anti-corrosive steel rain water tanks and concrete water tanks that are suitable as underground storage options. Some manufacturers offer a wide range of domestic and commercial rain water tanks to suit every need. These slimline storage tanks are designed and manufactured from food grade quality and UV stabilised polyethylene and are designed for Australian conditions. So whether you are in cold Tasmania or in the midst of the hot and dry climate in Alice Springs, you can count on rain water tanks for all your water storage needs. Just think of the hundreds of dollars you could save on your water bill every year.