Here are five steps you need to consider when choosing your steel rainwater tanks.
Design the largest tank possible that will fit into your available space.
Your aim should be to choose the largest tank possible to fit the area you have available for a rainwater tank. The more water you store, the longer your rainwater will last.
You need to harvest as much rainwater from your roof as possible, directing the water into your tank. This will ensure you are maximising the storage capacity of your steel rainwater tank.
Normal Garden Hosing Can Use Up To 1000 Litres Per Hour Of Stored Rainwater
Using rainwater in the garden can empty a steel storage tank very quickly. Be aware that a 5000 litre water tank will provide approximately 5 hours of watering time in the garden. With this in mind, ensure that the capacity of your tank is going to match your water use requirements.
One Square Metre Of Roof Will Provide One Litre Of Water For Every Millimetre Of Rain
This is why you need to maximise the roof area feeding your rainwater tank. The more roof are you harvest rain water from, the quicker your Steel Water Tank will fill.
1000 Litres Of Water Stored Is Equal To One Tonne In Weight
When considering the location of the tank be sure not to place the tank in an area with unstable ground or locate it to close to existing house footings. The tank base is one of the most important components of a good installation.
A base may be made from either reinforced concrete (preferable) or from a treated timber frame filled with either crusher dust or very fine blue meta. Be sure to view our self installation section to obtain further information or send through a question in the comment section.
The Leaf Strainer On The Inlet Of The Tank Will Need To Be Accessed Regularly
All of our Steel Rainwater Tanks have been fitted with a quality leaf strainer which will collect any debris prior to the water entering the tank. This ensures only clean water is stored in your water tank.
With this in mind, you need to consider the location of the water tank and the location and height of the inlet to the tank when designing your steel storage tank, and also when deciding its location.