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Rain Water Tank
- By josivaldomendes
- On 13/04/2014
Many Australian states have imposed water restrictions on their residents due to this longest drought that the residents are facing right now. Many other states have made it compulsory for their residents to install rainwater tanks on their roofs. These water tanks save valuable water for the homeowners that can be used in completing various household tasks including laundry, watering plants, filling pool, washing clothes and many other small or large things like that.
If this is the first time you are planning to install a water tank at your home, there are some things that you must know. The first thing will be the size and shape of the water tank. The water tanks are available in various sizes and shapes. The size of a water tank mainly depends on the need of home owner and the area of space available. If the needs are small and the area is also limited, there is no need to invest in a larger tank, as it is just the wastage of money.
If the area is small but you need to store a large quantity because of greater needs, then you may install two tanks on two different locations instead of installing just one at roof. In this way, the capacity of storing water can be increased. Water can also be stored in bladder tanks that are under house water tanks for storing water. You can install underground tank in your backyard which can store the maximum water than any tank. In this way, there is a minimum loss of water, as the tank is built below surface level. All of the rainwater can be easily directed towards this tank through different pipes.
The pipes that you will use should hold “rain water” stamp on them. This is a confirmation that the right pipes are being used. These rain water pipes are specifically made for the water tanks. You should contact a professional company to install the tank. You can perform the task by yourself as well, but it is not generally recommended as you can leave some hidden defects that might lead to leakage and some other problems in future.
Don’t forget to install those filters and screens that save water from rain debris. Rainwater tanks also do require maintenance as well; however, the maintenance is neither too costly nor too difficult. This is not a task for which you will have to call a professional. With a little knowledge and practice, every person can do it.