Rainwater Harvesting

Urban Rainwater Harvesting in Perth

Water is important to sustain life. Due to Climate change, our water resources keep declining year after year. With almost half of Western Australia’s water source coming from seawater desalination and nearly as much from groundwater,  we all need to review the way we use water to ensure the future of WA. Using rainwater at its full potential, will help us become less reliant on mains water supply.

Rainwater Harvesting has several benefits:

Rainwater

Rainwater can be used for drinking or cooking and for other household activities like showers, to flush toilets or in the laundry.

automated

Watering of the garden by hose or through automated reticulation systems.

No disruption

No disruption to your daily, normal routine or lifestyle during drought or strict water restrictions, for eg you can still top up your pool and water your garden.

Saving

Save on your water bill

sustainable

Better choice for the environment and eco-friendly - sustainable, renewable leading to smaller footprint.

Rainwater Harvesting systems can also be set up to use both rainwater and mains water supply. The Mains Water system bypass works during low rainfall periods or drought. The mains water supply acts as a top-up system and feeds the rainwater tank as needed for continued usage in the home.

When rainwater and mains water supply are connected, the mains water supply must be separated from the rainwater system by a suitable backflow prevention device or a visible air gap, as required by the Plumbing Code of Australia.

When rainwater and mains water supply are connected, the mains water supply must be separated from the rainwater system by a suitable backflow prevention device or a visible air gap, as required by the Plumbing Code of Australia.

 

Most mains backup devices already have a backflow prevention system appropriate for use with above-ground tanks. If mains water is for an underground tank system, a testable backflow prevention device must be fitted on the mains water supply to the house. It normally needs to be tested annually.

 

Rainwater Harvesting together with water efficient appliances (low flow showers and dual flushing toilets) is by far the easiest way to reduce water wastage in the household. It is also a cost-efficient way to cut down on water usage from mains water supply. 

 

Most mains backup devices already have a backflow prevention system appropriate for use with above-ground tanks. If mains water is for an underground tank system, a testable backflow prevention device must be fitted on the mains water supply to the house. It normally needs to be tested annually.

Rainwater Harvesting together with water efficient appliances (low flow showers and dual flushing toilets) is by far the easiest way to reduce water wastage in the household. It is also a cost-efficient way to cut down on water usage from mains water supply. 

 

Care, monitor and maintenance of  Rainwater Harvesting systems.

It might come as a surprise to you but Rainwater harvesting systems require minimal maintenance. Taking the following simple measures at the beginning of each season, every few years or as required should ensure your rainwater harvesting system keeps running and supplying healthy water to the whole family:

 

  • Monitor your downpipes for leaks and damages.
  • Clean the debris accumulated in the gutters and leaf guards.
  • Clean your first flush diverter and the tank strainer.
  • Listen to your pump – no noises when you flush the toilet for example is a probable sign of the pump not functioning properly.
  • Recommended de-sludge every 3-5 years.
  • Service or replace the pump around every 10 years.

Care, monitor and maintenance of  Rainwater Harvesting systems.

It might come as a surprise to you but Rainwater harvesting systems require minimal maintenance. Taking the following simple measures at the beginning of each season, every few years or as required should ensure your rainwater harvesting system keeps running and supplying healthy water to the whole family:

 

  • Monitor your downpipes for leaks and damages.
  • Clean the debris accumulated in the gutters and leaf guards.
  • Clean your first flush diverter and the tank strainer.
  • Listen to your pump – no noises when you flush the toilet for example is a probable sign of the pump not functioning properly.
  • Recommended de-sludge every 3-5 years.
  • Service or replace the pump around every 10 years.
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Myth Busting!

Will Rainwater make me sick?

It has been proven that rainwater does not make you sick! According to tests and research done by Dr Peter Coombes, rainwater is similar to mains water supply and will not make you sick. In fact, rainwater is considered safer than mains water supply.

Keeping my rainwater tank full is a good thing?

It is actually recommended to use your tank water as often as possible. This allows the treatment train/microbiome inside the tank to work at its best. The ideal way to maintain your tank is to use the water inside! So connect your tank to all your household appliances/taps to make the most of your rainwater harvesting.

Myth Busting!

Will Rainwater make me sick?

It has been proven that rainwater does not make you sick! According to tests and research done by Dr Peter Coombes, rainwater is similar to mains water supply and will not make you sick. In fact, rainwater is considered safer than mains water supply.

 

Keeping my rainwater tank full is a good thing?

It is actually recommended to use your tank water as often as possible. This allows the treatment train/microbiome inside the tank to work at its best. The ideal way to maintain your tank is to use the water inside! So connect your tank to all your household appliances/taps to make the most of your rainwater harvesting.

At Beyond Reticulation, we are members of Rainwater Harvesting Australia. We have qualified Rainwater Harvesting installers as well as a licensed plumber to get the job done to the highest standards. This will ensure the safety of your family and other users.

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