Now is the Best Time to Purchase a Rainwater Tank
Winters are generally dry in Australia, but this year, it’s going to be a lot drier than the average specially in the southern part of Western Australia. Buying a rainwater tank now would be a great investment, with spring and then summer around the corner it’s a great way to capture what rain we get now for later use.
El Niño to Last throughout Winter
Sustained high pressure is currently playing a huge part in hindering the rain this winter. The Bureau of Meteorology remarked that the high pressure is extraordinary, higher than the medium in South Australia.
The Bureau predicted in late May that there would only be a 20% chance of exceeding the medium rainfall in Western Australia’s cropping belt, which is bad news for farmers.
So far, these forecasts have been accurate in Western Australia and South Australia, as well as Victoria have all been experiencing below average rainfall.
Driest Start to Winter Worries Farmers
Dry weather may be a pleasant way to welcome winter, but for farmers in South Australia, especially grain growers, this is worrisome.
Some growers have observed their crops looking dry, which is unusual for this time of the year. Since March, the lower Eyre Peninsula only accumulated 22 millimetres of rain.
In Victoria, farmers enjoyed a great start to cropping season. But now, they fear that if they don’t receive any more rainfall, they may not be able to be at the top of moisture levels. Brett Hosking, president of the Victorian Farmers Federation affirms this, saying that while their soils are still retaining moisture from the summer and autumn rains, they would need more rain soon.
Looks like the dry season will last for a long while so water storage is crucial. If you don’t already have one, now is the time to buy a rainwater tank from the Perth water tanks specialist, Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies.
Now’s the time to collect that rainwater before it’s too late!
We not only make a large range of quality rainwater tanks in different sizes and shapes, using strong BlueScope steel. We also provide maintenance, repair and cleaning services within the Perth Metropolitan area.
Contact us today and get a free no obligation quotation.
Catching Water: Rainwater Usage Guide
Apart from simply knowing that rainwater tanks store water for future use, there are other vital facts you need to know. Every rainwater tank is different, and so are the water safety drinking levels and disinfection protocols.
To help you correctly identify which is which, we’ve compiled some resource information.
You’ve Collected Rainwater – Now What Should You Do With It?
Water is a scarce resource in many parts of the world. As one of the driest countries, Australia has a number of water conservation and collection initiatives. Rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly widespread in the country, and for a good reason: it’s a natural way to save water and utilise it.
The Important Role of Rainwater Tanks for a Healthy Garden
Avid gardeners benefit from installing either a rain barrel (that usually have a volume of 240 litres) or a 500 litre rainwater tank. How big of a tank you install on your property depends on the amount of rainfall you receive and how often you water your garden. With the exception of areas such as those near Northcliffe, here in Western Australia we experience a climate that’s fairly arid, and so it’s best to have large rainwater tanks installed – or even multiple rainwater tanks – on a property.
Rainwater Tanks for Mains Water Consumption Reduction
Having a rainwater collection system comes with many benefits; aside from saving money, you will be helping the environment, reducing the demand on groundwater, and decreasing the risk of flooding, not to mention that rainwater systems are fairly easy to maintain. The benefits of having a water collection system fitted far outweigh any disadvantages.