What Your Rainwater Tank Should Offer
Considering installing a rainwater tank on your property? Make sure that you do it right the first time by choosing carefully the features of your tank. Many people have tanks installed and then find that they don’t live up to the expectations that they had beforehand. Today we have a look at the considerations you should take into account when choosing your new rainwater tank.
Efficient water collection
The most important part of your rainwater tank setup is how the tank itself collects water. Rainwater tanks are generally connected to the roof of your home, where the gutters and downpipes divert the water runoff into your tank instead of tipping it out directly on the ground or into drains. With the right gutter shields in place you can ensure the water supply remains clean, and when the initial runoff flows out instead of into the tank, you can avoid that first dirty water off the roof when it rains.
A big enough storage capacity
When it comes to your tank’s storage capacity, it’s generally best to ask the tank specialists for what is appropriate for your property and area. Different areas around the state and country receive varying amounts of rainfall, and the design of properties can also make a smaller or larger tank more appropriate. If later on down the track you find that you are always filling your in ground water tank to the brim it is possible to add a secondary tank alongside to complement your first tank – although obviously, it’s better to just choose the best side for your property to begin with!
Zero or low profile
It is always easiest to install underground water tanks, due to the flow of water. For this reason, you’ll find many tanks buried just next to the home or under deck rainwater tanks. This is not only a practical choice for the water flow but also a good choice aesthetically. Unsightly concrete rainwater tanks are quite a bit of an eyesore and one that is best avoided wherever possible. While you might find these types of large water tanks on properties like farms or commercial buildings (as in the form of water towers), they are not very appropriate for residential purposes.
An automatic switch for water
Being able to automatically switch between tank usage and mains usage depending on the current levels of water in your tank is an absolute necessity. You don’t want to be switching it off and on manually as it will be a pain and you are likely to forget to do it more often than not. A good switch will automatically detect when levels of water are low in the tank and then switch over to your local water mains usage. Likewise, when water levels increase again, it will automatically switch over to using water from the tank instead.
As with any purchase, one of the main things when choosing a water tank for your property will be affordability. You will need to look at not only the cost of the tank and system itself but also the installation costs. You will need to have out possibly both a plumber as well as an electrician to hook up the setup, as well as the installation of the tank itself.
Some companies offer the best features in all their underground water tanks. Ask for a quote for your property and start saving money off your water bills as well as doing your bit to help out the environment. There are many underground water tanks are all over Sydney, helping out many households just like yours.