Articles tagged: Maintenance

Is Rainwater Tank Sludge Harmful to Water Quality?

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If you own a rainwater tank, proper tank maintenance procedures recommended by the Australian Health Department include inspecting inside your tank every 2-3 years for sediment build-up. This sediment build-up is normally comprised of organic matter such as leaves which turns into a slimy biofilm layer at the bottom of ...

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How to Clean Sludge Out of a Rainwater Tank

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As part of proper tank maintenance procedures, it is often advised that tanks being inspected inside for sediment build-up at least every two years. This article examines tank sludge, how it gets in your tank and more importantly how you can clean it out should you find it in the bottom of your tank. What ...

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How to Clean Inside Your Rainwater Tank

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You want to ensure the rainwater collected in your tank remains clean and fresh, especially if used for washing, cleaning or drinking. Properly maintaining the water quality in your tank also extends the life of your tank pump, water filters and household appliances plumbed into your rainwater. If you have had a rainw ...

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Collecting Safe and Drinkable Rainwater from Your Rooftop

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Rainwater is a valuable resource and safe to drink as long as proper steps are taken to ensure the different components in your rainwater harvesting system are safe and installed correctly. This includes the materials your tank is made from and how it is plumbed into your house. Another important component to your wat ...

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How to Maintain Drinking Water Quality in Your Rainwater Tank

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This article is a summary guide on how you can maintain safe and fresh tasting rainwater compiled from the advice of Australian federal and state governments. Rainwater from your roof is a valuable resource and safe to drink when stored in a safe, properly installed and maintained rainwater tank. If you will be using y ...

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