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Rainwater Tanks: Alternative Solutions

There are many different types of rainwater tanks that can be incorporated in architectural and building designs:

Feature Tanks Hidden Tanks
Above Ground
Underground

Here are some helpful tips to consider when planning the water storage in your design:

  • Remember that 1,000 litres of water measures 1mᵌ and weighs 1 tonne - so think about space, aesthetics and structural requirements
  • If access is difficult, think about bladder tanks or modular tanks (see table above)
  • Multiple tanks can be interconnected to act as a single tank
  • Rainwater tanks do not have to be on the same level if you have a challenging site.
  • Where there are tanks on different levels, the general rule is to fill the higher water tanks first and have them overflow into the lower water tanks.
  • Multiple water tanks do not necessarily mean multiple pumps
  • Try to centralise pre-filtration where possible (to minimise cost and maintenance)

If you have any questions on how to incorporate a rainwater harvesting system in your design, contact the team at Waterplex on 1300 72 66 70.

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