Information and Tips
Why have a rainwater tank?
The whole purpose of a rainwater tank is to help the environment. By conserving rainwater where it can be used for watering the garden, washing the car/boat, it can also be used for swimming pool top ups, toilets and washing machines. To get updates on the water level in dams and restrictions, refer to www.melbournewater.com.au
An average of 100,000 litres of water can be saved in an average home. Think about the next generation. Refer to www.ourwater.gov.com.au for rebates.
Factors to consider when purchasing a pump
What will the water be used for?
- Watering the garden?
- Washing the car?
- Washing the boat?
- For the toilet/washing machine?
- All made from food grade & UV stabilized plastic
- Complies with Australian standards AS4020/AS2070
- Will not taint the taste of the water
- Joint free construction(one piece)
- Will not rust
- Lead free centre poles
- Leaf strainer to prevent sunlight entering and to prevent mosquito’s
- Tanks are made with the correct weight
- Australian owned, made and operated
Round tanks are designed with a domed roof to eliminate the need for the centre pole, this removes the problem of broken poles and punctured tanks. One piece cylindrical construction ensures strength and stability.
Slimline Tanks & Oval Tanks
Slimline tanks are designed with more polyethylene for added strength where space is limited. We stock slimlines with steel frames to prevent the tank from bulging. We also stock slimlines that are formed into modules or windows, this particular design reduces the pressure against the walls, hence no splitting. Particular modules are used to hide clothes lines or as a back drop, or even as a partition. We have a wide range available which we have been very selective.
Fits inside most light commercial vehicles, the low profile design ensures no tipping while stationary and during transport.
Under deck tanks are designed to fit under decks and between piers with it’s low profile.
They are extra heavy duty thick design to reinforce long flat walls to defend against rodent damage in under floor areas. The under deck tanks are designed to have diversion pipes allowing the total of rain to be diverted once it’s full. These under deck tanks cannot be compared to a soft bladder tank.
The underground tanks are designed to be buried and therefore the tanks are extremely thick in order to hold the weight. The standard configuration allows many ‘donuts’, ‘bagels’ or a combination of designs to be interconnected functioning as one tank. Toroid undergrounds have been designed to be used with either above or submersible pumps.
Water Steel Tanks
Water steel tanks are made from aquqplate steel, specifically designed for the construction of steel water tanks. Coated with a thick, food grade safe polymer lining, complies with the Australian Standard for the storage of portable water fit for human consumption. These steel tanks are corrosion resistant with a low carbon imprint. The steel tanks are available in a range of sizes.
Roof Water Catchment Calculation
Refer to www.dpi.vic.gov.au for further information on rainfall. To determine how much water you will receive from your roof, measure your roof in square meters, multiply by your average annual rainfall. For example: House roof area- 250sq plus shed roof area of 100sq meters equal 350sq meters. Then multiply by your average annual rainfall in millimeters. Example 551mm multiply by 350sq meters (roof area) equals 192,850 litres per year. To convert litres to gallons: divide litres by 4.5.
Delivery & Payment terms
Our aim is to make delivery convenient for you. A 7 day guarantee delivery service provided stock is available. Delivery charges are dependent on distance and quantity. For further information, please contact us to confirm delivery costs and time.
Conditions of delivery: The driver must be able to access your site or an additional freight cost may incur. Goods will not be left if no one is on site unless instructed and a further fee may apply for re-delivery. Any damage on delivery must be reported to the carrier at the time of delivery and recorded on the delivery docket.
For further information on payments contact us .
We accept payments via the following methods:
- Credit cards
- and via Bank transfer
Site Preparation & Installation Instructions
Tank must be flat, level and smooth, free from any material that could damage the base of the tank.
Concrete or compacted sand and pavers are ideal. (Use 100mm thickness)
Sand must be boxed to prevent washing away.
Make the tank site 300mm wider than the diameter of the tank.
We do not recommend burying our tanks, as they are made from polyethylene.
A flexible hose minimum of 300mm long must be installed after the gate valve to avoid stress on the tank wall.
Overflow must be directed away from the base of the tank & must have more capacity than the sum of the inlet pipes.
When a tank is fitted to a tank stand the hard wood decking must be spaced no more than 20mm apart.
Full installation guide available on request.
Note: If you are putting your tank on a hill, make sure the base is level. If tanks are not correctly installed as per instructions the manufacturer will void the warranty.