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Friday
May062011

Part 3 – What type and size water tank should you choose?

Today we are featuring a short video from the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the Dusseldorp Skills Forum about the different tank types available, installation considerations, sizing, mosquito protection and overflows.

There is a huge range of choices available when choosing your water tanks, and some water tanks suit some areas and requirements better than others.  If you are short on space, the handy slimline tanks can fit in small spaces, or you may want to install a bladder tank or underground tank.  If you have room, poly tanks are a cost effective way to go, and if you need large amounts of water storage, built on site steel water tanks may be the answer.

The following video gives a quick run down on the varying types of tanks you can choose from, and other handy hints.

 

 

WaterStore provide a full range water tanks for you to choose from.  We make the ever popular polyethylene or “poly” water tank here on site.  We also sell large steel built on site water tanks, and bladder tanks suitable to go under your house or deck.  Please give us a call if you would like some free advice as to which water tank would suit your house the best.

Next week we will feature the final part in this video series, which will look at the getting the water out of your tanks and into your home.

Friday
Apr292011

Part 2 - How to get the cleanest water into your water tank

In last weeks short video from the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, we looked at ways to use rainwater around the home.  Today’s short video covers collecting your rainwater.  It runs through information about your roof, gutters, strainers and water diverters. 

Poly and Steel water tanks all require minimal maintenance to maintain, but they do require some maintenance, and this short video gives you excellent information on what you can do to get clean water into your tank, and to continue getting clean water into your tank.

 

WaterStore provide water diverters, leaf eaters, strainers and filters – all great products to help keep your tank water clean.

Next week we will share the next video in the series which looks at storing the water collected.   It will discuss different types of tanks – steel, poly, concrete, plus look at installation, size required, mosquito protection and overflows. 

Friday
Apr222011

Part 1 - How to choose an effective rainwater harvesting system

When you are thinking about getting a water tank, whether a poly or steel tank, sometimes it’s hard to find clear, easy to understand information which will give you enough information to make a decision.

Here is a practical short video produced by the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, which contains excellent information and tips on how to design and install an effective rainwater harvesting system.

This is the first in a series of small videos that we will be posting.  Part 1 looks at where rainwater can be used, and includes information on selecting the right rainwater system for the household's needs.

 

 

WaterStore can also give you lots of good advice when selecting a rainwater system, please contact us for a free quote and further information.

Next week we will post Part 2, which looks at getting the water from the roof to your poly or steel water tank, including useful information on roofs, gutters/downpipes and first-flush diverters.

Friday
Jul232010

Tips to save water in the garden

With the cost of water continually rising and hitting us all in the hip pocket, we thought we would show you some easy ways to avoid hefty water bills whilst still preserving your garden.

  • Build your soil with mulch and compost, designed to retain water and prevent evaporation
  • Choose low water usage plants -such as natives which are acustomed to our dryer climate
  • Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems. which save up to 50% more than sprinklers
  • Use a water tap timer
  • Water in the early morning or evening. If you water during mid-day half the water will evaporate.

If you have any great tips on saving water, please email them through to sales@waterstore.com.au  so we can share them with other loyal customers.

Monday
Nov302009

155 Litre Target