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Building a new house? You need a rainwater tank

Building a new house? You need a rainwater tank


A rainwater tank is something that will not be overlooked again in all new constructions, including new constructions for spas or swimming pools that must have a BASIX® certificate. However, if a spa or a swimming pool requires remodelling, a rainwater tank isn’t a necessary requirement. There are various things to consider when selecting a water tank. They include:

  • The location of the construction
  • The number of rooms required (Recommended for new homes)
  • Type of landscaping (Recommended for new homes)
  • Area of landscaping (Recommended for new homes)
  • The roof must be situated well for easy collection
  • Water rated fixtures
  • Materials used to connect the tank to the gutters
  • Size of the spa or swimming pool
  • The spa or swimming pool cover

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Underground Water Tank Storage Solutions

Underground Water Tank Storage Solutions

Water's life-giving properties make it the most vital resource available to mankind. Throughout the year, seasonal changes, humidity and heat cause rainfall cycles. Precipitation that infiltrates downward is contained within underground in reserves beneath layers of rock or artesian aquifers. While nature works its wonder, our water resources in Australia are being depleted as the government struggles to create more water storage.

Companies who care are quick to act and come up with new innovations. Recent developments and water conservation efforts include drip irrigation technology and underground water storage solutions with the world's future in mind.

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A Guide to Getting the Best from Your Tank Water

A Guide to Getting the Best from Your Tank Water

Rainwater is an excellent free resource with many great applications. We use it to keep our gardens green and healthy, to lead a sustainable lifestyle, to save money and to reduce or eliminate our reliance on public water supplies.

Whatever specific needs that you are using your rainwater tank for, it is critical that your rainwater is as clean and pure as it can possibly be. This becomes even more important when you live somewhere that is exposed to pollutants, such as a city. 

The most important first step to water that is always clean and free of impurities is to begin with a high-quality Poly Water Tank and associated accessories, such as water tank pumps and filters. You should also have your entire rainwater system installed by a licensed plumber according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Solution to the Scarcity of Water

Solution to the Scarcity of Water during summer in NSW

Indeed, there are several areas in Australia that experience dire water shortages, especially during summer. One of the affected areas is NSW. In order to address this issue, NSW residents require reliable water storage facilities that can enable them to have access to clean water even in times of extreme water shortages.  One company that can serve to ensure that this objective is met is Precision Poly Water Tanks. Precision Poly Water Tanks can provide appropriate water storage tanks that will ensure that NSW residents have access to water whenever they need it.

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Water Tank Installation

Water Tank Installation

Below are basic instructions for the home handyman.Always refer to instructions supplied with your new water tank.

GUIDELINES FOR INSTALLATION OF WATER TANKS:

Tools Required:

  • Hacksaw
  • 25mm Poly Pipe and Fittings
  • Garden Tap
  • Teflon Tape
  • File
  • Teflon Tape
  • 90mm PVC Down Pipe and Fittings

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Rainwater Tanks as Alternative Supply Options

Rainwater Tanks as Alternative Supply Options

A study (April 2007) by Marsden Jacobs Associates was prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation, Environment Victoria and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW. 

This research focused on the impact of a potentially targeted rainwater tank roll-out in Sydney, Melbourne and South East Queensland in comparison to other ‘conventional’ water supply options such as new dams and desalination plants.

This study compares the yield and levelised cost (i.e. the direct cost per kilolitre supplied) of each supply option.

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