of Australia's Heritage
Ever since early settlement the humble water
tank has been a part of Australia's heritage. It's unmistakeable
silhouette seen on thousands of Australian homes over the centuries.
Since the inception of town supply (mains
water) the necessity of the water tank took a back seat within
housing construction. Now in the 21st century we are again
finding the value in every household catching and storing fresh
rainwater for reuse in the home and garden. With natural resources
dwindling and the service demand growing we are finding it
more and more common that water restrictions are enforced and
the price we pay to councils to purcgase water is growing each
How you can do your
By installing a Rainkeeper water
recycling system you will be helping to save our decreasing
Rainkeeper tanks are installed
below ground and do not invade valuable yard space. They capture
fresh natural rainwater and store it for reuse in the house
and garden in facilities such as washing machines, toilet cisterns
and outside garden taps. To the right is a graph showing how
water is consumed within different parts of the home.
The Rainkeeper tanks are
made from solid reinforced concrete in accordance with Australian
Standards. We can install the tank in your backyard, underground,
needing a hole size of 3000 x 3000 x 2850mm deep. The stormwater
pipes from your house are connected to the tank and an overflow
pipe attached to the stormwater drain. The control box is mounted
to an outside wall (usually near the meter box) and the tank
is connected to it, to service your washing machine, toilet
cisterns and outside garden taps.
Alternatively we can also offer the option of an above ground tank either in poly or colorbond material. These tanks are available in a range of colours. The above ground option means the tank would need to be placed close to the roofing downpipes to enable sufficient fall for drainage. By using an above ground tank you have a greater range of size for initial water storage, however the larger the tank the more yard space is used.