When summer comes, it means an increase in water usage. People take longer and more frequent showers due to the heat. Our gardens and lawns need to be watered. Rain is more plentiful in the spring and summer as well. Wouldn’t it be great actually to store fresh water from the sky? With rainwater storage tanks you can.

Think about all the water which runs off your roof during a summer storm. Or the water that seeps into the ground which, after a certain point, is simply wasted. A rainwater storage Adelaide tank allows you to catch this water for use in your home. Of course, you’ll need proper filtration as well, but that’s not a problem. Set it up, and you’ll be drinking water that falls from the sky in no time. You’ll be using it for your next shower. It will run your dishwasher and washing machine.

The city water has minerals and deposits that can cause problems with your appliances. With filtered rainwater, you won’t have those problems. Your appliances will last longer and won’t have to be replaced every few years.

Also, in times of drought, you can use the water you captured from the last storm to water your yard or garden, even if the city has placed restrictions on watering in your neighbourhood.

You can be discounted on your homeowner’s insurance if you have a large underground tank because the water is right there ready for use should there be a fire.

So let’s talk about the sizing. You can, of course, get smaller tanks for capturing a small amount of water. But if you are serious about this and can see the many benefits then you’ll want to consider the larger underground tanks. They’ll always have an ample supply of water which will be protected from the UV rays of the sun. Poly tanks are common because they won’t mole or corrode, but stainless steel is also frequently used because it is very durable.

Naturally, you realize that these tanks are not cheap, but neither is the water you use on a daily basis. Over time the cost will repay it regarding cost and convenience. So figure out where you have space and exactly how much area is available. You’ll easily be able to find a tank that fits perfectly since they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Compare prices, find reputable dealers and see how a rainwater storage Adelaide tanks can benefit you. And when comparing costs, don’t forget to factor in the cost of installation.

 

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