It is no longer news that some parts of Australia often run out of water for household and agricultural use, especially during summer. One of these places is Victoria. Because of water scarcity in Australia, Rainwater Tanks Direct has an important role in making sure that there are high quality water tanks available throughout the year, in most parts of the country. Water tanks have prevented Victorians from experiencing problems caused by lack of water such as the loss of gardens, skin diseases causes by insufficient water for bathing and drought in farmland in Victoria.

Water is vital to ensuring the body systems function properly as our bodies are more than 70% water. Dehydration occurs when the body lacks sufficient hydration to perform its normal function, and if an individual does not have enough water in his or her system, they will suffer from dehydration. Dehydration affects every function of the body, even digestion. Mild to moderate dehydration results in blurry vision, impaired brain function and headache. It can lead to severe heat stroke and death in the worst cases. Even if the population has enough water to drink, extreme water restrictions can mean insufficient water to bathe or wash clothes frequently which can lead to all kinds of illness related to poor hygiene, such as diarrhoea.

During summer, and especially in times of drought, farmland can dry out. Crops may have poor yields or even fail, and animals sicken and die. This can be disastrous for individual farmers, as well as negatively affecting food supply and the Australian economy.

In order to avoid these problems, Rainwater Tanks Direct is one of the companies which can not only deliver water tanks to Melbourne  but also supply water tanks to the surrounding areas into rural  Victoria which are affected by water scarcity. Some of the types of water tanks available in Victoria are:

tp13500lSmall tanks can contain between 200 to 9,000 litres of water. They are suitable for households, or smaller applications.If you need more than 9,000 litres of water for your household, it is advisable to buy one of the larger tanks that can store 10,000 to 50,000 litres of water. There are also slimline tanks available, that are great for the city locations as they are can be installed in narrow or unusually shaped spaces. Slimline tanks can hold up to 5000 litres or 7000 if you buy a steel tank. Small, large and slimline tanks can be made from polyethylene or steel. Large round and rectangular tanks for underground applications are more appropriately manufactured from concrete. Polyethylene and steel tanks come in many different colours, and can even be matched to your house using the Colourbond range of colours.

If you are the owner of your property and you need a tank to be buried in your yard, you can go for an underground poly or underground concrete tank. Underground poly tanks are also available in sizes of up to 5000 litres. They can also be connected together. Underground concrete tanks can store up to 25,000 litres of water.


5,000 litre poly underground rainwater tank

Presently, in Melbourne and in Victoria, the demand for tanks is high. Melbourne is well known for its beautiful parks and gardens which would be expensive or difficult to maintain throughout the extremely hot summers without extra water stored in rainwater tanks. Everyone wants to beat the summer water scarcity, and no one wants to live without water during this period. That is why Rainwater Tanks Direct will do everything possible to deliver water tanks to you when and where you need them.