Thursday, 31 March 2016
A hundred years ago, who would have thought the one resource we all take so much for granted would become a precious commodity – water. Now, in many countries of the developed world water is in short supply. t’s not just that less of it is falling from the heavens, although in some areas that’s true. It’s increasing populations, and the massive amounts of water used in industrial and chemical processes which are reducing the useable water available. In a greater number of countries today, if we want to use water, we have to pay for it, and the cost will continue to increase.
As people across the world become more and more conscious of conserving energy and water, you’re likely to have heard about rainwater tanks somewhere along the line, but may be a little confused as to what this entails. The concept of rainwater tanks is quite simple; rain is collected in a tank, where it can be purified for drinking and bathing water, or utilised for a wide variety of other applications. Here are a few of the advantages of rainwater tanks. Easy to Maintain First of all, rainwater tanks are very easy to maintain. Clearing your gutters of leaves and debris and ensuring no holes or gaps in any of the pipework where it connects to your tank are a couple of crucial service requirements.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
With Perth experiencing 674.4 millilitres of rainfall in 2014, there’s great scope for homeowners and businesses to take a greener approach to everyday living. Through the use of a rainwater tank, it’s possible to maintain a garden, wash clothes and do the dishes, while making a positive contribution to the environment. How homeowners in Western Australia can benefit from a rain tank When water levels in Australia’s dams are low and restrictions are in place, prolonged use can damage water bays, the economy and the environment. Fortunately, homeowners can reduce their use through the installation of a rainwater tank. Using the rainwater collected, homeowners can water their gardens during periods of drought, reduce their water bills, flush their toilets, wash their clothes and reduce the risk of contaminants in the waterways.
Perth is often a beautifully sunny city. Of course, its location on the coast brings plenty of unexpected rainfall from year to year. With the country being dry from end to end at times, it’s a fantastic idea to harness the water that falls throughout the year, and where better to start than with an outdoor garden? Why Consider Raised Garden Beds? Freestanding plants are susceptible to all of the critters that wander the Australian landscape, in Perth and elsewhere. If you have pets, they may also find your garden interesting and decide to make some of their own improvements. Digging in certain soil types can also be a strenuous and backbreaking task. Raised garden beds offer the ability to plant a garden with the minimum of fuss and keep your plants away from unwanted pests.
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Once you have decided that this money and energy saving option is right for your home, your water tank’s location should be very carefully considered. The tank needs to be in an optimum position to collect as much runoff water as possible, whilst also not being an obstacle or unsightly mark on your property's landscape.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Collecting rainwater is a good way to make the most of the natural resources available. It is essential in areas that lack water supply but also useful in other places to avoid water restrictions. Many households who do invest in a rainwater collection system find that they can rely on it for up to 80% of their water needs, making it a genuinely useful proposition.