Installing a rainwater tank or a water tank for storing reserve municipal water is a good idea, especially in water scarce countries like South Africa. The article below offers some water tank installation tips and other useful information.
Installing a sturdy rainwater tank can be a great way of making sure you have one of Earth’s most abundant and useful resources within reach. If you live in the country, then its likely you can gain a lot from rainwater, and if you live within the city limits, then this means you can greatly benefit from its presence for your household. Installing a water tank will ensure you have easy access to water even if the local water grid fails for some reason, especially if you live in an area with reasonable rainfall. You can even use it to wash your car, assuming the tank is large enough. Using such a tank will also benefit the next tenants, in case you wish to rent the place out after a clearance or if you wish to sell it. The following tips will point out how:
- You should work on researching the requirement for the water tank itself and what you can do to make it work. You must check with the local authorities to ensure you don’t cross any regulations and laws that may affect the collection of rainwater in the area. You must also do some reading on general health advice when it comes to rainwater tanks. A lot of the local authorities will also offer a rebate when you install a rainwater tank, so its worth investigating further.
- You must work on choosing a good system and a supplier to get the job done for you. If you want it to be effective, then you will need to consider getting good advice from a number of sources, as well as the proper information. Since all homes are not the same, this means you will have to find one that works for your particular situation. If the previous occupants had to go through a clearance, chances are you will need to deal with the aftermath. Consider the size and location of the water tank, as well as whether you want it to be above or below ground. You must also consider whether you plan on using your water outside or inside the home too. Talk to more than one supplier and consider their options before you commit to a purchase. You should also check for warranties with different tanks, as they may vary.
- If you want to have your rainwater tank for indoors use, you will need to allow a licensed plumber to install it. This will be a good requirement for a rebate as well or any other types of financial assistance. You must also ask suppliers about the extra costs of any fittings, pumps and the like.
- You will need to talk to suppliers about the requirements of different water tanks, as well as the options of positioning them. Before the water tank is installed, you should ask them for a copy of its instructions. This will help you deal with any issues once the installation is complete, further down the line if you have to do maintenance.
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Source: Guest Post by Heather Roberts
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