Welcome to the News section of our website where you will find lots of information about our fantastic products as well as a great wealth of information on water preservation ideas to ensure we all look after our most precious resource for future generations. Please enjoy browsing the numerous articles which will hopefully inspire you to get water wise!
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.
The Beauty of Rooftop Gardening
We never run out of green ideas here at Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies, and we are excited to share another one with you. Enrich your lifestyle by adding a home feature you may not have considered, a rooftop garden.
Have our planters installed on your rooftop and get the following benefits:
Get a bountiful garden with less work.
With a rooftop garden, your plants are protected from pets, vermin, and weeds. You will be weeding out plants less often, and you may no longer need pesticide. You can also effectively use rainwater as the planters help you store water.
As Rainfill planters allow you to control a plant’s growing environment, you will be able to grow delicate plants. Imagine all the flowers and vegetables you can grow on your rooftop! Your family can have a rooftop sanctuary or even a small but productive farm or herb garden.
Get free heating and cooling for winter and summer.
You can get savings on heating and cooling when you have a rooftop garden.
Concrete roofs heat up pretty fast. But when you put plants on your roof, your garden can prevent some of the sun’s rays from touching the concrete and heating up the surrounding area.
During winter, your rooftop garden absorbs heat (thermal energy), naturally insulating your rooftop. The heat your garden retains allows you to set your heater at a lower temperature.
Prolong your roof’s lifespan.
Yes, there are more architectural benefits to having a green roof. As the plants minimise the impact of the sun, snow and rain, the stress on your rooftop is lessened. The natural shrinking and swelling of the roof membrane caused by winter and summer can be decreased, preventing cracks and other damage.
Just by getting a rooftop garden you can lessen:
- the produce you need to buy
- garden water use
- herbicide and pesticide use
- heating and cooling energy use
- rooftop repairs
Who knew going green had so many benefits? Get started on your new home investment (and your contribution to the environment) today. Connect with us, and we’ll help you have the greener life you want.
Tips for Washing Your Car At Home
The rainclouds have parted, and your rainwater tanks are filled. The car is ripe for washing, and you want to do it at home to save a few dollars. Also, it can be a great way to unwind on a Saturday afternoon.
3 Practices to Maintain Rainwater Quality and Tank Efficiency | Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies
Let’s talk about water consumption. Australia is one of the world’s driest populated places, yet we have the one of the highest water consumption per person rates in the world. Water is scarce in the country and how we conserve this essential resource is a great concern for all of us.
From Water Tank to Swimming Pools: How Far Rainwater Harvesting Can Go
Rainwater is a valuable resource, especially in the dry Western Australian region. Water is scarce, so when rain falls, residents, should take advantage and get the most out of it through rainwater harvesting. Many Australian households incorporate rainwater collection systems on their roofs, they install gutters, and they also purchase water tanks, especially for harvesting.
Harvested rainwater is ideal for various applications. From watering the garden to cleaning the home, even bathing and topping up swimming pools, rainwater has plenty of uses indeed. As a homeowner, how will you utilise this resource so you can use it in your swimming pool?