Articles about "Rainwater Tanks"

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3 Benefits Water Pressure Pump Covers Provide

June 15, 2018
Water pressure pumps cost a few hundred dollars and they often need to be placed in an outside area. While many pumps are made to function in the open, without any protection they will be hit with the sun’s harmful UV rays, soaked with rain and hail, and face the extreme weather which hits Australia. […]
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AQUAPLATE® Steel in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
In our last article, we compared Poly Water Tanks with AQUAPLATE® Steel Tanks. In this article we look further into the features of AQUAPLATE® steel in rainwater tanks. History of AQUAPLATE® Steel Until recent decades, the most common material for rainwater tanks seen in the Australian outback were corrugated steel tanks. These tanks were often galvanised, which […]
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Australian Plumbing Requirements and Standards for Installing Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
Water authorities in Australia are tasked with delivering high-quality water that is safe to drink and use in cooking. To ensure water safety, property owners need to comply with certain requirements and stands when installing or plumbing in alternative water supplies like rainwater tanks. This article examines general requirements and standards when plumbing in a […]
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Can You Bury Poly Water Tanks in the Ground?

June 15, 2018
Some people would like to bury their water tanks to either reduce their height or hide them completely from view. Unlike steel tanks which cannot be buried due to corrosive reasons, with a poly tank you have no such worries. This article will look at a few things you need to keep in mind if […]
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Choosing a Location for Your Rainwater Tank

June 15, 2018
If you are you looking to purchase a rainwater tank, then you should have an understanding of what tank size you need. Once you have worked out how much rainwater you wish (and are able) to harvest, your next step will be identifying an appropriate location for a tank that size on your property. There are five […]
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Choosing a Suitable Rainwater Tank – Poly Tank Range of Models, Sizes and Styles

June 15, 2018
Modern waters tanks are available in a range of models, sizes and styles so that buyers can choose the right size and shape to fit in with their property and rainwater harvesting needs. Team Poly offer one of the most diverse range of poly water tanks: Round Tanks (545L to 50,050L) a traditional rounded corrugated look Boabab […]
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Components of a Fully Integrated Rainwater Harvesting System

June 15, 2018
  Your rainwater tank is a key piece in your rainwater harvesting system, but it is one of many when it comes to delivering quality water into your home. There are various components (accessories) to the system to consider that can affect your water quality, how the water is distributed around your home and the […]
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Deciding Between Multiple Water Tanks or One Large Tank?

June 15, 2018
When looking for a water tank, many consider buying just one to meet their needs. Yet, there are several reasons why getting two or more might be better. This article will explore reasons why you might wish to install multiple water tanks rather than one large tank or vice-versa. Factors to Consider When Choosing Choosing […]
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Fixing and Preventing Rainwater Tank Overflow Problems

June 15, 2018
Installing screening on your tanks is a necessity and council requirement to keep out mosquitoes and insects from your tank. Yet, screening can introduce new problems that tank owners should be aware of. Without proper tank maintenance to clean out strainers and unclog screens, water might end up overflowing from the top of your tank and/or not […]
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Galvanised Steel in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
  In our last article, we compared Poly Water Tanks with Galvanised Steel Tanks. In this article we look further into the features of galvanised steel water tanks. Until recent decades, the most common material for rainwater tanks seen in the Australian outback were corrugated steel tanks. These tanks were often galvanised, which is a process […]
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Leaf Screening: Gutter Guards vs Rain Heads

June 15, 2018
If you will be harvesting rainwater from your roof, then you might be wondering how to guard against leaves, insects and debris entering your water supply. There are solutions like water diverters, which work great and should always be installed. Screening prior to water entering your pipework also makes sense. This article explores two pre-filtration screening […]
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How to Install a Poly Slimline Tank

June 15, 2018
Slimline rainwater tanks are a very attractive option for modern homes since they can be easily tucked away or situated alongside the external wall of your house. This article will explore the slimline tanks that Team Poly manufacture and provide advice for slimline tank installation. Slimline Tank Models Available Team Poly provide a diverse slimline tank […]
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How to Install Team Poly’s Razor Slimline Tanks

June 15, 2018
When deciding the best location for your tank, keep in mind that the closer your tank is to your downpipe, the simpler it will be to install. Slimline tanks which are normally located alongside a house are therefore a good option, especially our Razor slimline tanks which are designed to be bracketed to your house […]
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How to Install Underground Poly Water Tanks

June 15, 2018
Underground water tanks are great if you want to harvest rainwater and not have valuable surface space being taken up. Team Poly’s underground water tanks are made in Australia according to a patented and leading German-engineered design that provides optimum strength and optional self-cleaning filter. Please refer to our underground tank installation guide for complete instructions. This article […]
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How to Link Multiple Water Storage Tanks Together

June 15, 2018
In a previous article, we covered the question of whether multiple water tanks or one single tank would be the best option. If you believe multiple water tanks are the best way forward for your situation, then reading this article will give you some understanding about how your tanks can be linked. When installing your tanks, we […]
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Ideas for Hiding Rainwater Tanks on Properties

June 15, 2018
Operation securities (OPSEC) is a military term, and is a process that identifies useful information to opposing forces that should be hidden. One of the most rudimentary ideologies of OPSEC is to hide preparations so that others don’t have any clue what you are up to. While such is a remarkable notion, hiding important things […]
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Is it Safe to Drink Water from Rainwater Tanks?

June 15, 2018
  Water is a valuable resource and rainwater stored in a tank is safe to drink as long as proper steps are taken. You just need to ensure that parts of your rainwater harvesting system are made of safe food-grade materials and properly maintained. To ensure the safety of your catchment area, you need to […]
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Main Tank Fittings and Accessories When Plumbing in Your Rainwater Tank

June 15, 2018
When buying a rainwater tank, you can save money by ensuring many required fittings and accessories are included in your deal. This is especially important if plumbing your rainwater into your house. This article is intended to help you know what other fittings and accessories you will need when plumbing in your rainwater tank. Standard Tank Fittings As […]
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Maintaining Your Rainwater Tank for Potable Water

June 15, 2018
Harvesting rainwater into a water storage tank can provide you with a valuable source of water to be used throughout your home or property. Provided your rainwater tank has been correctly installed and is safe to use for storing drinking water (AS/NZS 4020), you will need to ensure that your tank is properly maintained. Maintaining your rainwater […]
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Narrow Water Tanks for Smaller Properties and Shrinking Lot Sizes

June 15, 2018
According to the 2016 State of the Land Report (PDF) submitted to Australia’s federal government by The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), lot sizes continued to fall in urban areas around Australia. Major cities and regions reported on (Sydney, South-East Queensland, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne) are all, for the first time, now less an average of 500 […]
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Installing Backflow Prevention Devices for Plumbed-in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
When plumbing in a rainwater tank, a typical setup is to connect mains water to it as a backup water supply. When your tank runs dry, a rainwater to mains water switch can flip over to your mains water so that toilets and washing can continue without issue. Connecting to your mains water supply means a licensed […]
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Save Money with Rainwater Tanks and Beat Future Water Prices

June 15, 2018
Is It Worth Buying a Rainwater Tank? Water is a limited resource. Australia’s homes and industries continue to use more water, which has pushed prices higher and higher over a number of years. Prices look almost certain to continue rising along with this increasing demand. If you own a business and water is a significant […]
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Selling Team Poly Water Tanks as a Sales Agent

June 15, 2018
Whether you are a commercial retail store, builder, plumber, landscaper or other tradesperson, Team Poly are always looking for new professional relationships. This article explores many questions you may have if you are interested in selling our tanks. Are Prices Better for Sales Agents? This is our most often asked question – yes, pricings are better […]
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Site Preparation and Pipework Installation for Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
Once you have ordered your rainwater tanks, your next task is to prepare the location (site) where your tank will be placed. This article goes through some basic steps for site preparation and piping installation so that you have a good idea what needs to be arranged and considered before your tank arrives. Site Preparation for […]
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Stainless Steel in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
In our last article, we compared Poly Water Tanks with Stainless Steel Tanks. In this article we look further into the features of stainless steel in rainwater tanks. About Stainless Steel Unlike carbon steel, stainless steel will not readily corrode, rust or stain from water contact and moisture. Stainless steel is also known as inox steel, […]
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Water Tanks for Small Spaces

June 15, 2018
The Urban Development Institute of Australia has released its 2015 State of the Land Report indicating a continuing downward trend in block sizes for new homes. The average median lot size nationwide is 474m2. Because lot size continue to decrease and homes tend to be built border to border, new home buyers must be selective when planning […]
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Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus AQUAPLATE® Steel Tanks

June 15, 2018
One of the most popular tank choices today are polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you might come across when selecting a rainwater tank is BlueScope Steel’s AQUAPLATE® steel tanks. Water tanks made from AQUAPLATE® steel sheets are made from ZINCALUME® steel (normally the older AZ150 rather than more durable newer generation AM125) that is thickly coated with […]
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Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus Galvanised Steel Tanks

June 15, 2018
One of the most popular choices today for storing rainwater is polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you might come across when selecting a rainwater tank are thick galvanized steel tanks. Water tanks made today from galvanised steel are often thickly coated with a zinc alloy. This protects the inner steel from rust and corrosion. In […]
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Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus Stainless Steel Tanks

June 15, 2018
One of the most popular tank choices today are polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you will likely come across when deciding upon a rainwater tank are stainless steel tanks. Before comparing important differences between poly and stainless steel water tanks, it is important to understand that there are different grades of stainless steel. Grades are […]

Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus ZINCALUME® Steel Tanks

June 15, 2018
One of the most popular choices today for storing rainwater are polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you might come across when deciding on a rainwater tank is ZINCALUME® steel (a mixture of zinc and aluminium). Tanks made from ZINCALUME® steel, are made from a steel that has been dipped in aluminium (55%), zinc (43.5%) and […]
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Understanding Rainwater Tank Warranties

June 15, 2018
It is not possible to foretell any issues that may occur when purchasing a water tank. Your risk however can be minimised by doing your best to choose a reliable brand and knowing you have a warranty to depend upon provides some peace of mind. This article is intended to help you understand warranties and what to […]
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What Colour to Choose for Your Poly Water Tank

June 15, 2018
If you have decided to purchase an above ground tank, know where you’ll locate it, then you will then need to decide upon a tank colour. Sounds simple, but then choices that seem simple often end up stumping us, especially if like me, you tend to overthink on decisions. An advantage to poly tanks is […]
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What is a “Dry System” with Rainwater Tanks?

June 15, 2018
When installing a rainwater tank, you will need to consider how to run the piping from your roof to your tank. For this piping, there are two piping systems you can choose between: 1) “Dry System”, or 2) “Wet System”. This article will describe what a “dry system” is and when you would use one with […]
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What is a “Wet System” with Rainwater Tanks?

June 15, 2018
When installing a rainwater tank, you will need to consider how to run the piping from your roof to your tank. For this piping, there are two piping systems you can choose between: 1) “Wet System”, or 2) “Dry System”. This article will describe what a “wet system” is and when you would use one with […]
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Why State Government and Councils Require Water Tank Screening

June 15, 2018
In Australia, states require you to screen all entry points to on your rainwater tank. In Queensland, local councils may fine you several hundred dollars for failing to screen your tank. South Australian government advise when planning for rainwater use, the inlet and overflow of the rainwater tank must be fitted with mosquito proof, non-degradable screens […]
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ZINCALUME® Steel in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
In our last article, we compared Poly Water Tanks with ZINCALUME® Steel Tanks. In this article we look further into the features of ZINCALUME® steel in rainwater tanks. Introduction Until recent decades, a common material for steel roofs, sheds and rainwater tanks the littered the Australian outback were galvanised iron – steel that has been coated […]