Are you looking to purchase a new water tank?
If so, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by all the products available and the exaggerated marketing that goes along with them. So, let me make things a little easier for you – here’s exactly what NOT to buy!
First and foremost, the health of you and your family is the most important aspect of any purchase. Therefore, you’re going to need a water tank that will provide you with the cleanest, purest, and safest rainwater possible.
So here’s what we know: A well-known Australian tank company is selling tank liners made from imported industrial-grade PVC fabric to Australian families for use as drinking water storage. It’s just not right and we’ve had enough of it.
But why is this a problem?
Because the chemicals in PVC can be severely detrimental to your health.
Outlined below are just some of the ill-effects of PVC usage.
Negative Impacts of PVC:
- Vinyl chloride, the chemical used to make PVC, is a known human carcinogen.
- Phthalates (esters of phthalic acid) are used as plasticisers to increase the flexibility of PVC when it is made into a textile fabric such as that used in a tank liner.
- Researchers have linked phthalates to numerous problems including:
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Breast cancer
- Neurodevelopment issues
- Altered reproductive development & male fertility issues
- BPA (Bisphenol A) is another harmful chemical found in plastics and some tank liners.
- BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which means that it interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function AND elimination of natural hormones.
Clearly, buying a PVC tank liner can be a detrimental move. Take a sensible preventative risk management approach and avoid any water tank with an imported PVC liner. Make sure you ask the question!
Once you’ve made the decision to avoid a PVC tank liner, choose to buy a drinking water quality polyethylene/polypropylene (PE/PP) blended tank liner made in Australia from Australian-made fabric.
Other water tank companies ignore the fact that PVC products should ONLY be used for grey water & black water drainage, storm water management, or for industrial-grade water storage but NEVER for domestic use where the stored water is to be consumed by people or animals.
At Pioneer Water Tanks we ensure that all of our rural and domestic tank liners are 100% PVC-free and 100% Australian made. This means we have absolute quality control over the raw materials and the manufacturing processes. This is because your health is our priority.
We oversee the manufacture of our high quality PE/PP liner fabric by our Australian manufacturer located in Victoria. They’ve been supplying our liner fabric for over 30 years, and that’s how we know they’re trusted experts in tank manufacturing.
We can guarantee that your water tank liner will be clean, healthy and made from the best quality fabric available. We know exactly what’s in it and we can guarantee that it will be both BPA-free and Phthalate-free!
In fact, we go a step further and we provide the additional peace of mind that comes with fresher, purer and cleaner water, thanks to our AQUALINER Fresh® antimicrobial tank liner.
At Pioneer Water Tanks we have developed a new standard in tank liners using world-leading antimicrobial hygiene technology that is 100% compliant with Australian and International health standards for products in contact with drinking water. AQUALINER Fresh® is designed to keep your liner free from bacteria, mould and algae to keep your water fresher for longer.
When buying a tank – make sure you ask the right questions. Would you like to talk more about this? Get in contact with the experts on 1800 957 913 and we’d be more than happy to assist you.
At Pioneer Water Tanks, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers receive complete satisfaction and we aim to provide your family with the cleanest, purest and safest water available!