Articles tagged: Water Quality

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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Using Settling Tanks to Improve Your Water Quality

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When harvesting rainwater from your roof, a dam or river, or an underground bore, it is possible to increase the water quality through utilising two or more tanks. This article will examine settling tank systems – what they are and the benefits they can provide to the quality of water stored in your tank. What ...

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Different Water Diverters Used in Rainwater Harvesting Systems

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If you are installing a rainwater harvesting system, ensuring you have high-quality clean water is essential to the health of everyone that uses it. To make sure that the water going into your storage tank is the highest quality it can be, you can use water diverters. Diverters separate contaminated ‘first-flush’ w ...

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What are Wet Rainwater Harvesting Systems?

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Wet rainwater harvesting systems can provide an aesthetically pleasing solution to your rainwater collection needs. With a little careful planning, they can provide a plentiful source of high-quality drinking water. In this article, we explain how wet systems work, the advantages of wet systems and how to ensure the sy ...

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Protect Against Naegleria Fowleri (“Brain-Eating” Parasite) in Your Tank

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Devastating news of children dying due to infection from Naegleria fowleri (“brain-eating parasite”) through their water supply, has shocked Australia. Babies, children and young adults are particularly vulnerable to being infected and worst of all, there’s a very slim chance of surviving infection. Medic ...

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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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Maintain Quality Drinking Water with a Tank Self-Cleaning System

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If you have a concrete or poly water tank, then you might be interested to know that a solution exists to keep the bottom of your water tank clean and free of sludge. What is sludge? Sludge is a mixture of sediment, bit of leaves and debris that manage to find their way into your ...

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