Most property owners utilise gutter systems that can effectively divert rainwater away from their roofs and foundation. With these systems, they can easily prevent structural damages and foundation instability that are typically caused by the accumulation of rainwater.
Some property owners, however, may want to further maximise rainwater. And so, they would often have rainwater tanks installed for them to collect and store rainwater for later use. What is great about these tanks is that they can be very helpful in supplying water needs for gardening, flushing toilets, washing cars or clothes, and even drinking. Those who own these tanks have experienced significant savings when it comes to water consumption and utility expenses.
If you want to opt for a rainwater tank on your property, here are some tips that you may want to know when it comes to its proper placement and installation.
Utilise the Slope Area
One of the few tips when installing a rainwater tank is to position it to the available slope area of your property, particularly on level ground. The rainwater tank can pump the water faster if it is installed in the said area. Just remember that the place should be away from retaining walls to avoid weakening the said structures. Take note, however, that if you do not have a level ground, you may have to spend some money just to excavate and establish a stable level foundation.
Locate the Pipework
All pipework, particularly the downpipes, must be located so that they can be fitted with your rainwater tank. Your rainwater tank needs to be somehow close to your downpipes so that it can easily catch and receive rainwater from the roof. The more downpipes that are connected to your tank, the better it can perform and obtain a better rainwater supply. If you want a much cleaner look for your pipes, you may want to run them underground before connecting them to your tank.
Consider the Plumbing
Since you will be using the rainwater supply for activities inside your property, your tank must be accessible to numerous plumbing and pump locations. If you are thinking of using rainwater to fill your pool, then your tank must be close to the said area. The same can be said with your garden or laundry area. Even your toilet area can receive rainwater conveniently if it is located near your rainwater tank. The closer the tank is to a specific place, the faster the water can travel to its plumbing and pump system.
While rainwater tanks are truly useful for storing rainwater for future use, a lot of them can easily ruin the appearance of a property if installed in certain areas. If possible, you must find ways on how to somehow hide the tanks in plain sight. You can opt to install additional features that could subtly hide the tank. You may, alternatively, opt for tank designs that can seamlessly match the appearance of your property. Doing this can help maintain your property’s curb appeal while maximising the stored rainwater.
For rainwater tank installations, you can contact us at G. Brand & Sons.
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