By Installing rainwater tanks we can save thousands of gallons of water per year. There are a few simple ways to make the process work more efficiently and minimise maintenance on the system. Primary filters are really important. They help to keep leaf litter out of the water. Also gutters should be cleaned well. Gutter guard is another good way to keep leaves out of the tanks.
How to Install a Rainwater Tank
Rainwater harvesting is an important part of our energy smart retrofit. This is the first of 5 tanks we are going to install. This one is going to be filled from the garage roof. Lets get it into place.
The downpipe is easy to access from the court yard.
Before fitting any rainwater harvesting system, the gutters should be thoroughly cleaned of leaves…
and then washed.
And installing leaf mesh will help keep them clean.
Ok, so the tank is in position, then we recommend a primary filter like this or something similar. It filters out the smaller leaves and other things in the water before it reaches the filter in the top of the tank. Let’s go and put it on.
So we have cut the downpipe off, the filter just goes strait in underneath it. Let’s whack it in.
There it is. All we need now is rain. That’s right, the rain we harvest from this tank is going to feed our solarium hydroponic garden.