Best Practices For Rainwater Tank Usage

12 Apr

Once you’ve bought your rainwater tank, it is of the utmost importance that you learn how to use it properly. Here’s some basic but essential advice to get you started.

1. Never collect rainwater from roofs painted with lead-based paints. Bitumen-based materials can pollute rainwater too, so roofs coated with them should not be used. It’s advisable that the initial runoffs are allowed to waste to ensure that only clean and safe water is stored.

2. The tank, depending on the type, should be flushed or washed before usage. The manufacturer of the tank can provide information as to whether this step is needful or needless.

3. Cover your tank completely after installation, and seal all access points. The only exceptions are the overflow and inlet. In order to prevent leaves and insects from getting into the tank, affix the overflow and inlet with an insect-proof screen and a mesh cover respectively.

4. Keep the roof of your home clean to prevent the accumulation of sludge. Check the tank every 2 or 3 years for the presence of sludge. If you notice a sizable amount of sludge at the bottom, get rid of it by cleaning the tank out.

Follow these tips continually and the durability of your water tanks will be enhanced, as well as the quality of water you derive from it daily.

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