Articles tagged: Rainwater Tanks

Choosing a Water Pump for Your Rainwater Tank

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If you want access to your rainwater from different locations around your property, then you will need a water pump. Choosing the right pump might seem like a difficult decision, but this article is intended to give you a better understanding of pumps to help make your decision easier. Water Pump Considerations There a ...

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Is Tank Sludge Harmful to Rainwater 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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Why Weight Determines Value and Strength in Poly Tanks

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In a previous article, we saw how the raw materials of a tank often differ in quality despite being named the same general material, for example, different grades of steel and poly mixes. This is one identifiable factor in higher and lesser quality tanks. What determines the value and strength of poly tank though? This ...

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Tank Manufacturing Brands Who Care About Higher Quality Products

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When it comes to selling a product, business brands often love making an often-unsubstantiated claim that their product is “higher quality”. What that often means is anyone’s guess and many of us have learnt to just dismiss. If we can’t tell what is in one product over another then we are naturally drawn to sho ...

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High Quality vs Poor Quality Water Tanks – What’s the Difference?

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When shopping for water tanks, you will be able to find a lot of conflicting advice and recommendations online about what to look for in a tank. Add into the picture that no one would ever admit to selling an inferior or weaker tank, it can become difficult to sort through true claims versus false ...

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Drought Relief Assistance Scheme for Queensland Primary Producers

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In Queensland, the state government aids primary producers suffering from drought. This aid is provided as financial assistance to help struggling farmers in drought declared areas to continue feeding their stock and installing infrastructure necessary to cope with the dry conditions. This article will explore one such ...

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Calculating Your Family’s Water Usage Needs When Buying a Tank

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When looking to install water storage it pays to know how much rainwater your home can harvest, as well as how much water your family consumes. This article will also explore different areas to consider, to better estimate your family’s water usage and decide on how much water storage is ideal. Average Australian Hou ...

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