With the effects of climate change all around us in Queensland, New South wales, Victoria and Tasmania, making the most of water supplies not only makes sense but its crucial. One of the ways you can do this is be collecting and reusing rainwater for several uses around the home. However, home-made water collection solutions are often more dangerous than you think, especially where children are involved, which is why a professional, safe solution such as rainwater tanks is the best choice for water containment especially in the harsh Australian Environment.
The Rain Cycle Water Tank
It is important to remember that the water that comes from a rainwater tank should not be used as a source of drinking water and care must be taken not to contaminate the reticulated water supply itself.
The tank works by funnelling water from the gutters and downpipes during rainfall into a tank through an easy to clean filter. The tank can be sited above ground, where it will be made of plastic, or below ground, where a concrete construction is necessary to comply with regulations.
Complying with the regulations within each state like Queensland, New South wales, Victoria and Tasmania, during excessive rain, overflow draws from the bottom of the tank to create a self-cleaning system for ease of maintenance, and the system can be integrated with internal plumbing to provide a variety of functions in the home.
For a more efficient and effective feature for the homeowners, the rainwater tank systems can be set to switch between mains and rainwater supplies as needed automatically, depending on collected water levels.
How does it work?
Rainwater tanks are an economical and efficient water system, recycling all your rainwater that is captured off your homes roof for clean, clear water.
Rain Cycle tanks can make an important contribution towards reducing the demand on mains water especially during the. The Rain Cycle systems are an efficient and economical way to meet the new requirements set down by governing bodies. However certain requirements are necessary to maintain your Rainwater tanks and protect reticulated portable water supply.
Rain Cycle in line with NSW Health and local Councils recommendations does not recommend the use of rainwater tanks for drinking purposes where a reticulated drinking water supply is available.
The system offered utilises a below ground rainwater tank, a high pressure submersible pump (no noise) a childproof ground level inspection lid and a slimline wall mounted control panel. Rainwater can provide an alternate source for the following:
- Toilet flushing
- Residential garden irrigation
- Washing cars
- Filling ornamental ponds
- Washing machine (with suitable filter)
- Topping up swimming pools
What can it be used for?
There are number of areas where the collected rainwater can be used, such as for flushing toilets, outside taps for gardening or washing the car, with additional filtration, it can also be used in your washing machine and dishwasher, cutting down on mains water usage considerably.
For homeowners in Queensland, New South wales, Victoria and Tasmania, a rainwater tank saves money as well as it helps the environment which both are as equally important. Don’t wait for water restrictions to increase before investing in a rain water tank system from a reputable supplier no matter where you live