POLY TANKS BASIX PACKAGE
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Essential Components of Rainwater Collection Systems
A rainwater collection system should not only serve to transport water from catchment to storage tank, it should also help in the cleaning of rainwater so that it can be used for consumption and certain household chores. As such, when it’s time to have one set up in your home or business, make sure that the following components are set up:
- Catchment area.
The term refers to the surface that is completely exposed to rainfall. The most common option is an unpainted metal roof, although a concrete or tiled roof can also serve the same purpose, provided that it is sloping. Unsuitable roofing options include cedar roofs and shingles. Cedar roofs and other treated wood can contaminate the water with chemicals. As for the latter, not only do they produce less water during the summer, they can also be so hard to clean. Worse, if “modern” shingles (which contain moss inhibitors) are used, you can end up compromising your health.
- Coarse mesh.
This needs to be placed at the roof, particularly at the opening of the channel that brings the rain to the storage tank.
These are channels which direct any rainwater that falls on the catchment area to the rainwater tank. These can be rectangular or semi-circular in form, and usually fashioned from galvanised iron. They are technically not part of the roof, and as such, it’s a must to support them with strong braces or brackets so that they will not fall off or sag when rain falls. They should also be set to slope (with the downspouts below this slope) in order to completely eliminate the chances of rainwater pooling. Pooling rainwater can collect bacteria, organic materials, and insects, which you do not want in the water you’ll be using for your chores.
- Gutter guard.
This is an optional component, which you can have installed if you want to protect the gutter from leaves that fall off nearby trees (and by extension, other things that could make rainwater impure).
Conduits are the drain lines or pipe lines which carry rain from catchment (i.e. rooftop) to storage. Most of them are fashioned from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or galvanised iron (GI).
First flush devices are valves that ensure the flushing out of the first spell of rain from the rainwater harvesting system. If this first spell of rain isn’t flushed, pollutants picked up by raindrops on their way down or on the catchment may end up in the storage tank.
Filters are used to remove any pollutants suspended on raindrops. The types of filters that can be used for harvesting rainwater are: charcoal filter, sand filter, slow sand filter, and horizontal roughing filter.
- Storage facility.
Storage options these days come in many different flavours, with top choices being rounded, slimline, underdeck, and bladder tanks. Also worth noting is the fact that storage options come in different sizes or capacities, so there really is no room for error when it comes to the process of selecting a tank that fits the needs of your household.
With a pump in your rainwater harvesting system, water can be properly distributed across different parts of your property.
One Package With Rainwater Harvesting Essentials You Need
It’s a fact that so many things are needed in order for a rainwater harvesting system to be truly beneficial to your household. It’s also true that hunting for these components can be difficult if you’re unlucky; it’s not unheard of for homeowners to end up purchasing components from two or three online or physical shops (and only after spending quite some time to find a shop with the component they needed).
Enter the Rainwater Tanks Direct Basix Packages, packages with the most important parts of a rainwater harvesting system—a tank, first flush diverter, pump, and a high-tech filter. With them, you no longer need to check out a lot of places in search of the things you need. And this, in turn, allows you to save both time and money in the creation of a fully functional rainwater harvesting system.
You Save Money With a Basix Package
The inability to find a component you need will force you to look elsewhere, online or offline. The search eventually becomes a cost on top of the original price of the item, one that might need some time and effort to get back. But with a basix package, you are assured that you will get the best components in just one package.
You Save Time With a Basix Package
The search for appropriate components can take time. You need to ask long-time rainwater harvesting practitioners the best components for the system. You’ll also need to consult with experts on the matter. Then there is the need to check your budget for those components you need.
With a basix package, you can expect a significant reduction in the time spent searching for appropriate components. After all, when you purchase any of our Rainwater Tanks Direct Basix Combo Deals, you get a tank, pump, first flush diverter, filter, and a few other essentials at the same time.
Of course, let’s not forget to mention that the sooner you get any of the basix packages that we offer, the sooner you can start reducing your use of the earth’s supply of water. The sooner you begin reducing the use of mains water, the sooner you begin contributing to the restoration of natural water sources.
Rainwater harvesting, when done right, is also a great way to help utility companies use less energy. Recall that in many cases, the energy used to distribute water to homes is sourced from fossil fuels, which are harmful to the environment. As such, by getting your own basix packages sooner, the sooner you can help utility companies save energy. By extension, the sooner you build your own system, the sooner you can begin helping the environment.
Poly or Steel Basix Pack?
Rainwater Tanks Direct offers two basix packs—steel tank basix pack and poly tank basix pack. Either option is great; their only difference lies in the materials the tank of each package is made from. And even the materials the tanks are made from don’t mean much in the bigger picture. You can benefit from a rainwater harvesting tank as long as you keep the tank clean and free of leaks.