As cases of COVID-19 ebb and flow across the globe, it’s understandable that we continue to worry about our risk of exposure. The government of South Australia advises that we continue taking everyday precautions such as social distancing, thoroughly washing our hands, and not touching our eyes/nose/mouth to limit our risk of exposure.
The less time spent in crowded places, such as supermarkets, can also help reduce your risk of exposure. Online ordering and home delivery have increased as people look for ways to reduce their time in stores. Since many people choose to purchase bottled water for drinking, we have seen an increase in demand for rainwater collection tanks so drinking water will not have to be bought in stores or delivered to homes. Not only will this be one way to help reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, but collecting rainwater for drinking and home use is great for our environment.
Ri-Industries rainwater tanks are made from concrete and are built to last. Our rainwater tanks offer a number of advantages:
- The water stays cooler.
- No algae develops.
- The water has no after-taste.
- They are vandal-proof and fire-proof.
- Being underground means they are out of sight and don’t take up much of your valuable real estate.
- Concrete is stronger and more durable.
As all tanks are manufactured in our Adelaide, South Australian factory, inlets and outlets can be custom made and inserted at any required position on the tanks – to suit your exact requirements. So if you need a rainwater tank that’s a little different, we’ll design and manufacture it for you, no worries!
Rainwater can provide a free and renewable supply of soft, clear and odourless water for a range of purposes including drinking, food preparation, washing, bathing, laundry, toilet flushing and gardening. There are a few facts that are worth considering. First, rainwater does not contain fluoride, so when rainwater is the major source for drinking and cooking, additional methods of getting fluoride may be needed. Check with dental professionals for guidance. Second, there may be increased pollution by airborne contaminants in water collected from very heavy traffic or in industrial areas. People who are immuno-compromised may want to boil water intended for drinking purposes. Check with medical professionals for guidance.
We’d love to help you catch rainwater at your home! Please call 8444 8100 to learn about our underground, concrete rainwater tanks. Our experts will help you choose the options that are best for you.