Out of all the water in the world, only 2.5 to 2.75 per cent is fresh water, including a portion frozen in glaciers, ice, and snow. What this means is water for drinking and use around the house is a precious commodity. Climate change, pollution and exploitation of water resources have contributed to the further depletion of this precious liquid.
For homeowners, storing harvested rainwater provides an alternative to metered water from the mains. In smaller homes where space is an issue, one option is to install a slimline water storage tank. Stored rainwater has many benefits providing a cheap, environmentally-friendly supply for domestic tasks around the house.
If you are considering rainwater storage, here are some advantages of using a polyethylene tank:
Because it’s made of plastic, the tank is lightweight and is normally moved manually.
Easy to set up
A plastic tank doesn’t need a concrete base or expensive steel rings to keep it in place. Any flat surface without sharp objects will do. In fact, the tank can be placed underground to keep the design aesthetics of the property, without concerns of corrosion or rusting.
Comes in different sizes
The polyethylene tanks are manufactured in a variety of sizes to accommodate demand.
Works well with the surrounding
As they also come in different colours, plastic tanks will fit in with the property’s overall look, whether in a rural or urban setting.
Rust-proof and durable
Plastic tanks don’t rust or corrode. They withstand the Australian climate and have UV protection so they don’t degrade from sun exposure. The rotomoulding process ensures no seams fall apart and no bolts are needed to keep them in one piece.
Safe for drinking water
They may be commonly used for rainwater storage, but poly tanks can also store drinking water. Because the tanks are made from food-grade, BPA-free polyethylene plastic, the taste won’t be tainted.
Safe storage tanks are a sensible, environmentally-friendly way to use water, particularly with the water sources becoming sparser.