10 Facts about Rainwater Tanks

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Ri Rainwater Tanks

Are you considering installing a concrete rainwater tank on your property? There are many benefits to having a rainwater tank. Here are 10 facts about rainwater tanks that may help you to make your decision to use a rainwater tank.

  1. Collecting rainwater is environmentally beneficial and a socially responsible way to use a natural resource.
  2. When water restrictions are imposed by government to help conserve water, rainwater tanks are an excellent alternative.
  3. Fewer than 20% of households in Australia use a rainwater tank.
  4. Rainwater can be used for drinking purposes if collected and stored properly.
  5. Over 40 percent of households in Adelaide have installed rainwater tanks–significantly higher than Sydney, Melbourne and other populous areas.
  6. A toilet can be flushed with rainwater. 
  7. Around 55,000 litres of water could be collected from a 100m2 roof area and used to supply part of your household’s water needs.      
  8. Washing your clothes with rainwater is safe and often a preferred method of laundering.
  9. Creativity is not lost when installing an above-ground water tank. Ri-Industries’ pre-cast tanks can be painted to blend into your landscape for an aesthetically pleasing look.
  10. Rainwater tanks are a cost effective way to collect and use water which reduces use of mains water and saves you money on your water bill.

If you are considering a rainwater tank as a viable option for your household in Adelaide or South Australia, Ri-Industries is sure to have what you are looking for. We offer above-ground and underground pre-cast concrete rainwater tanks. Contact us to further discuss your needs.