Domestic Water Storage Tanks in New South Wales
When you are looking for the best local domestic water tank for your needs, you need to consider several options and space considerations before making your final decision.
There are 4 types of tanks readily available and all have varying sizes and shapes to suit any condition or area. Stainless Steel, Galvanised aquaplate steel, concrete or UV-protected, food-grade polyethylene. Of course prices will vary according to size and the shape you require.
The containers come in different styles and modes including;
- Slimline tanks – for narrow space
- Round tanks – have ribs for its strength with a stylish look
- Large containers and smaller with a capacity of 1,000L to 9,500L and 10,000L to 50,000L respectively
- Underground tanks – shallow excavated underground tanks
Domestic Water tank Installation
Correct preparation is required to ensure you have a long-lasting and trouble-free water tank. However tight your internal storage water tank may be, the base must be supported at all times. It’s vital for your tank to stand on a flat compacted base.
The base on which the tank will be positioned can be a 50 – 100mm layer of crusher dust or even a concrete base but you should avoid placing the tank on reclaimed land or fill, due to the possibility of subsidence.
Plumbing Requirements According to AU
Plumbing should be done by a professional who is certified and can guarantee you a warranty in case of breakage and damages.
In the case where rainwater is used to flush toilets, an automatic or manual interchange device should be installed to ensure the continuous and smooth flow of water from the mains supply.
You will be advised while purchasing a domestic water storage tank on the fittings requirement by the appropriate manufacturer or dealer when you choose a container of your choice.
Piping requirements should be fixed according to the amount of pressure applied to push the water to a certain distance. The manufacturer’s specifications guide it. Furthermore, an appropriate backflow prevention mechanism should accompany your domestic water storage tanks. It should be fitted at the main meter assembly to prevent water from flowing back to the grid.
Internal Water Storage Tank Maintenance
You should inspect your domestic water tank after every 2-3 years for sediment build up. You will generally find organic matter such as leaves which turn out to slimy bio film layer at the bottom of your tank.
Cleaning inside your tank can be a little bit frustrating more so when a self-cleaning tank system is not installed. You are urged to hire a water tank professional who can warrant their work for damage of your tank to clean it up; this is because manufacturer’s warranty will not cover up the costs caused while cleaning.
The cleaning process requires vacuuming rainwater out using a hose and pump. Alternatively, if your tank is big enough you can get in and clean it, but climbing up the container can be a little bit dangerous so take precaution. When ordering for a domestic water storage tank, choose the one with a self-cleaning installed system. Water is an essential element of life and so it should be handled with proper care.
At Ruttley Relining, we offer domestic water tank installation, gutter and down-pipe installation, among other services. We are Sydney’s premier plumbing service. Call us today on 02 9199 2631 for more details on our services.