Rainwater is not potable and cannot be used for cooking or cleaning utensils either. But you can use it for non-drinking purposes like toilets, laundry, watering the garden, cleaning pathways, etc. You can use it for your backyard pool if you have one and reduce your water bills. Sydney water supply bills you for the water you consume but nature never sends you a bill for the rainwater.
If you have your irrigation system connected to a rain water tank, your water problems will reduce significantly. We at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer excellent rainwater tank installations and customised solutions.
Rainwater tank installation must conform to Local Council guidelines. A licensed NSW plumber needs to connect your tank to your plumbing system. It is also necessary to check whether you need permission to install a tank on your property. As mentioned, tank-stored rainwater can be used for various purposes like flushing toilets, washing clothes, watering garden, etc.
How Do I Find A Right Rainwater Tank?
Water tanks are generally available in materials such as:
- Metal tanks – These are manufactured from flat-rolled or corrugated metal that is galvanised or coated. A plastic inner lining applied to the tank protects the quality of water and increases the lifespan of the tank. Metal tanks are fit to install above or below the ground.
- Fibreglass tanks – Fibreglass is rustproof, chemical-resistant as well as unaffected by extreme temperatures. Fibreglass tanks are expensive compared to other tanks and better suited to above the ground installation.
- Polyethylene (plastic) tanks –As a cheaper and durable option, polyethylene tanks are widely used and popular. They are ideal for houses near the ocean as they are rust proof. PVC and Geotextile are other synthetic materials used for bladder storage. Bladders are a suitable water storage feature and perfect for installation below a deck or floor.
- Concrete tanks – These heavy custom-made tanks withstand rust, burn, melting. You can choose a readymade version, and they are excellent for agricultural and industrial purposes and can be constructed on site as well.
High Quality Rainwater Tank Installation
While deciding the size of a tank, you need to factor in the fall area that your roof permits. Space permitting, it may sometimes be more convenient to position two small tanks over one large tank, Underground tanks are more practical but expensive to install. In a nutshell, you need to look at your options and their suitability and costs. It’s also necessary to prevent contamination of rainwater in the tank from dust, unclean gutters, and other dirt. Besides, insect barriers are essential to protect the mosquitoes from breeding in the water.
We will provide information about the different types of tanks and their pros and cons and can handle rainwater tank installations, in line with local council rules and regulations. For any more information on the services that we at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer, feel free to contact us at this number- (02) 9158 3511 or contact us through this Online Form.