Save Money and Be Environmentally Friendly with Rainwater Tanks in WA

Rainwater harvesting grows in importance, especially in areas vulnerable to drought such as Perth. With water costs and demand on the rise, more companies are turning to these systems to supplement the water needs of their facilities. The collected water is then used for any and all water needs—from irrigation to consumption and beyond. (more…)

Water Filters: An Integral Part of Any Rainwater Collection System

Rainwater is safe for most household uses. Although some studies have shown that roof-harvested rainwater is generally potable, government agencies advise to avoid drinking the water unfiltered, as there are certain risks associated with it. Remember that rainwater comes in contact with various surfaces (roof, gutters, etc.) before it reaches your tank, not to mention the fact that it could already be carrying hazardous contaminants and pathogens such as the following: (more…)

Building the Ideal Drip Irrigation System for Your Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds are an effective method of gardening as they minimise the need to till, amend and weed. These structures are quick to assemble and easy to maintain. They can even be designed to water themselves via drip irrigation. (more…)

Rainwater System Inspection: Maintaining Healthy Water Tanks in Perth

Any rainwater tank used to harvest rainwater at home needs to be maintained properly to ensure optimal water quality. People who are using their water tanks in Perth or any other part of Australia for drinking especially need to keep their rainwater collection systems in good condition through regular inspection. According to the Health Department of the Australian Government, these key components need to be inspected at least every six months. (more…)

Sizing Guidelines for Residential Water Tanks: 3 Factors to Consider

Many parts of Western Australia experience arid weather and a lack of rainfall. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, WA had only 406 mm of average rainfall last year, which is rather low compared to Australia’s overall average of 465 mm. For this reason, many West Australians, particularly those in Perth, find it not only convenient but also necessary to install water tanks in their homes. Not every home, however, has the same water requirements, which means that the size of every water tank will need to be determined before installation. Here are three factors you will need to take into account when sizing your water tank: (more…)

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