Rainwater Tanks Support the Environment
The world’s fresh water resources are becoming increasingly reduced, be it climate change, population growth, or commercial bottled water pumping excesses. Water tanks for use in the home help to minimise water usage, save money and provide the satisfaction of supporting the world-wide move for protection of the environment.
Harvesting rainwater provides a source of fresh water and gives the homeowner the capacity to also control pooling and storm runoff around the home. Rainwater can be used for laundry, plant and lawn watering, washing the car and even – with a purification system installed - for showering, cooking and drinking.
Rainwater tanks save you money
Rainwater collection systems are relatively easy to install. However, the range of options can be bewildering. Residential water tanks are used in a myriad of applications, especially in areas where municipal water is not abundant. They can range from those for basement or underground storage systems in dry and fire-prone areas to simple multi-purpose tanks for storing safe drinking water, emergency backup and rainwater harvesting.
Several different materials are used in the manufacture of rainwater tanks. Each has its pros and cons. Poly rainwater tanks are the most economical and widely selected water tanks today. Their advantages over the steel tanks are seen mostly in their seamless construction, strength and damage resistance. Steel tanks and wood tanks corrode and rot, concrete tanks last longer but are heavy and expensive. Poly rainwater tanks come out tops – affordable, lightweight and maintenance-free.
Poly rainwater tanks – suitable for every home
Poly rainwater tanks come in several colours. Opaque, so that exposure to light and algae is minimized, they can be functional or decorative and capacity ranges upwards from 500 litres. Rainwater tanks should be set up on an impervious surface and are often positioned under downpipes to collect water draining from the roof. A simple poly rainwater tank, with a screened lid to keep out debris and insects and a shut-valve for hose connection or watering-can use, is an inexpensive investment when compared to the savings accumulated by harvesting rainwater.