How they Work
Rainwater tanks store rainwater run-off from catchment areas like your roof. In most cases, the water from your roof is funneled along your gutters and into downpipes connected to your tank. If you are going to install a rainwater tank, alterations to your guttering may be required.
To get the best out of your rainwater tank, it's important to install appropriate screens to stop debris and insects entering the tank. We suggest prior installation of a leafguard system to stop the tank water being tainted by buildup of leafmatter in the guttering. Buildup of leafmatter can also cause the water to overflow into the roof, if gutters are not cleaned our regularly.
Water pressure issues and top-up system
If you are connecting your tank to the toilet or washing machine you will need to maintain a minimum level of water in your tank and will therefore need a top-up system. A top-up system will deliver water to your tank through a pipe from the Sydney Water supply. An air-gap is required between this pipe and the rainwater tank. This is to ensure no backflow from your water tank can go into the drinking water supply.
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