Water Tanks

Aside from homes in rural areas, those living in town can also benefit greatly from water storage solutions.

  • Save money:
    Water consumption at home can be costly, especially if you have a big family. Constant flushing of toilets, for instance, amounts to as much as 30 per cent of your utility bill. But that’s not all. Take note how often you and members of your household use water for showering, general cleaning and household chores. Incorporating the use of rainwater in your daily life can greatly help reduce your water bill.
  • You can choose from different sizes:
    Gone are the days when barrels and bulky tanks are your only options. Now, you can choose from thousands of different sizes and types to fit your space. We have access to many sizes of slimline water tanks. If you have limited space, an underground storage solution might be perfect for your needs.
  • No worries about restrictions:
    Climate change and other environment-related changes can mean water shortage, leading to government-imposed restrictions. This can be a problem, especially for households that need to consume more than average users. Fortunately, collecting rainwater can help solve this problem. Not only will you have more than enough for daily hygiene use, you’ll also have some for extras like filling a small-sized pool.
  • Save water on household chores:
    Think of all the appliances in your home that need to use water to operate. From the washing machine to the dishwasher, it’s no wonder your utility bills can skyrocket. With these appliances, you’re not only paying for the energy consumption, you also need to use water every time you use them. By using rainwater that you collected for washing the car and windows, doing your laundry, watering the plants in your garden, cleaning the house and more, you can save plenty.
  • Save the Environment:
    Clean water is one of our most precious, fast-depleting resources. To help reduce the negative impact on the environment, conserving water is a must. You can do this by checking for leaks, replacing older appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, planting climate-appropriate flora, and of course, installing a water tank for your home. By doing all these, you can help with environment preservation in your own way.

Water tank maintenance:

Your rain water tank is low maintenance and the implementation of some simple maintenance procedures will maximise the life of your tank. As the water you collect in your tank will only be as clean as your rainwater collection area it makes sense that you have a simple tank maintenance program.

  • Regular cleaning of guttering and inlet strainers to remove leaves and other debris. (This includes pruning of overhanging trees and vegetation)
  • Regular cleaning of your First Flush Water Diverters
  • Remove and dirt and dust build up from the exterior of your tanks with an occasional hose down to keep your tank looking its best. Tanks located in salt air environments should be hosed down more regularly to prevent salt build up
  • Do not use the top of your tank as a storage area, especially for liquids, The Tank lid is not designed to provide a structurally sound storage area and the risk of contamination from stored liquids is to be avoided at all costs
  • Remove any build up of foreign matter around the tank base
  • There will be an accumulation of sediment and other foreign matter in the bottom of your tank over time and we recommend you check your tank every 2 – 3 years. Note that studies have shown that a layer of sediment in the bottom of the tank is actually beneficial to water quality; however, it is best not to accumulate above 30mm. A simple flush with a mains water hose when the tank is empty may be all that is required. Under no circumstances should you enter inside your water tank.
  • It is possible for your stored water to develop a smell if your collection area has a large amount of collected vegetation. This can be easily resolved by treating the water with a chlorine product recommended by you pool supplier in the correct ratio for your volume of water. The chlorine will disinfect the water and evaporate out of the tank over a week or so. Follow this up by cleaning all foreign debris from the water collection path.
  • Mosquito wrigglers can develop in your tank even with the best of input filters, these are best treated as above for smelly water
  • Pumping systems need to be maintained according to the manufacturer’s specification

Call Francis Plumbing today for your free quote on your new water tank today.