Several terms can cover the same installation here…
is collecting your roof water and saving it; using this resource to drink or irrigate your property instead of sending it down the drain. This for the green environmental enthusiast installed in their domestic property. Rainwater harvesting has been traditional in the rural environment and is now becoming popular for domestic residential use. This ranges from the smaller hobby size using a 300 litre tank and one single down-pipe for garden use (very economical to set up giving great benefits) to more sustainable standalone 5000 litre or more systems for building use, requiring filtration and backflow protection to meet council regulations. These need to be sized correctly to formulae to ensure smooth running all year around. This enables complete independence from council supply.
Post Disaster Rated Systems
is a similar installation for domestic supply to ensure uninterrupted water supply in case of council outage or disaster, required to ensure continued occupancy for a property or home
For commercial applications when council supply will not give a high enough flow rate. We install large diameter pipework from the tanks to several large water pumps to get large volumes of water to get the task at hand completed. Multi-level commercial buildings and commercial laundromats have a need for this type of system. For commercial
These tanks are calculated for size due to the draw off required to ensure continued commercial operation.
Water filtration is not generally required for these tanks as they are filled by council water only. Registered air gap with
We are able to fit these filtration systems and there are many options available. The appropriate filtration is definitely required by council to ensure safe drinking water unless the tanks are using council supply only. This is usually a minimum of twin cartridge filters of a maximum one micron rating with a UV light to kill any possible giardia. This really is the minimum for water storage and there are additional options to remove ions from water and improve taste.