When selecting a rainwater tank it is important to consider the average annual rainfall in your area, the water collection area (such as roof size) of your residence and what size tank is most relevant to your household needs. In addition, you should consider the planning, plumbing and public health requirements in your local area. If you are unsure of these requirements, you should contact your local council.
The yield of your rainwater tank is the amount of water you will be able to harvest from your tank. The yield of your tank will be influenced by the volume and timing of rainfall in your area, the volume of your tank and choices you make in using your rainwater.
Key factors influencing rainwater tank yield will vary according to the specific circumstances of your property, and may include:
The following scenarios are provided to illustrate how you might use this information to decide on your rainwater tank purchase.
Rainwater tanks can be made of steel, fibreglass, polyethylene, concrete, PVC/geotextile or other materials. They generally require a base or stand, leaf strainer, first-flush diverter, tap, pump and downpipe connection.
Source: Australian Government
We can provide you with the means to collect hundreds of tons of water by harvesting rain water!
Water Rhapsody has made it possible for one to harvest rainwater and get this system to pay for the cost of installation in a reasonable period of time.
Over recent years water costs combined with sewerage rates have escalated far faster than inflation. This means that it has become worth your while to install rainwater harvesting systems. You may now augment supply from the traditional sources of dams etc; rainwater harvesting as a way to augment supply has become imperative.
You no longer need to install water tanks close to your house to harvest rainwater; our rainwater systems have come a long way since old rain barrel! These rainwater tanks can now stand anywhere you like, because we get to deliver this water to wherever your water tanks stand, so the rainwater tanks can stand unobtrusively at your home or commercial building. Our Rainwater Harvesting FAQ’s explain how rainwater is harvested, delivered by gravity to rainwater tanks, and delivered to your whole household during the rain season in a sustainable manner. The amount of rainwater you can use is dependent on your water storage capability, i.e. size/number of water tanks or reservoirs. If space permits, enough rainwater can be stored to supply you throughout the non-rainy season. If you have other water saving systems in place, e.g. grey water recycling systems, your rain water can even replace your existing water supply (dependent on rainfall, roof area and water storage facilities). Contact us for a free quote!