If you’re in the exciting situation of having just purchased a block of land, we know you’ve got a lot on your mind.
Your thoughts are racing ahead to building a family home, landscaping, adopting pets, having your family over for barbecues, afternoons spent on the verandah—BUT WAIT.
There’s one thing you should consider before all of this, and that’s establishing a reliable water supply.
We understand that this is not the most exciting aspect of your new purchase; but the choices you make now will determine the quality of your water in the future.
Because of the undeniable importance of collecting and storing clean, fresh water—our most precious resource—many people find this fundamental step the most daunting.
Frequently asked questions include: ‘How can I ensure my drinking water is safe?’ and ‘How much water do I actually need?’
This three-part blog series will address these questions and more, with the aim of demystifying the process and helping you identify a perfect, long-term water solution.
This initial post will address the most fundamental issue when it comes to water supply—the provision of clean and safe water for your family.
RAINWATER VS. MAINS WATER
The first question you must consider is whether you want to depend on mains water or install your own rainwater catchment system. For anyone building a home in a rural setting, installing a rainwater tank is a given, since there is no possibility of connecting to mains water. However, even in areas where mains water is available, there are real benefits to consider in considering the alternative. So, why harvest rainwater?
- To establish an independent water supply free from ongoing water charges.
- To make the most of rain as it falls naturally, relieving the pressure on Australia’s strained river systems, dams and reservoirs.
- To minimise storm water run-off and the environmentally costly downstream effects of storm water management.
- To access clean, chemical-free, safe and great-tasting rain water.
“But hang on!” you might be thinking, “Doesn’t rainwater have a reputation for being dirty and prone to bugs or contamination?” Well the answer is “Not if you do it correctly”.
When you think about it, rainwater is one of the purest forms of water available—
especially in Australia where we have clear skies and clean air.
The distinction, therefore, is not between rainwater and mains water, but between the ways in which the water is captured and stored!
For example, water stored in a Pioneer Water Tank exceeds global safety and food quality standards due to the world leading tank liner (known around the world as Aqualiner®) that is included as standard in every Pioneer Water Tank.
This exclusive, 100% Australian-made heavy-duty Aqualiner® is the only liner made with double seam welds to provide market leading waterproofness, strength and long-life durability for absolute water security. The liner is a multi-layered BPA-free and Phthalate-free food-grade membrane with an internal woven scrim for strength and durability. It has been custom engineered for the sole purpose of storing safe, clean and chemical-free water.
Also included with the purchase of a Pioneer Water Tank is a leaf filter basket, and there’s an optional ‘Super Seal’ to protect against dust, insects and frogs getting into your tank. This should put all the horror stories you’ve heard of people finding critters in their drinking water to rest!
With these features, a Pioneer Water Tank will ensure your rainwater stays secure and clean—eliminating the need for bottled water or expensive filter taps that require ongoing maintenance.
Installing THE RIGHT rainwater tank on your new block is the best way to ensure an environmentally sustainable source of clean water. Look out for the next “New Block. Now What?” post with advice on establishing a reliable water supply for decades to come!
Make a smart decision and contact the experts for advice on your unique situation. At Pioneer Water Tanks we will listen to your needs and advise the most efficient method to achieve your objective.
We are available for consultations, so give us a call on 1800 999 599 to see how we can help you.