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How to collect as much rainwater as possible?
Once you have bought your Pioneer Water Tank your thought naturally turns to the practicality of collecting your precious rainwater.
Although it’s not possible to collect every single drop, at Pioneer Water Tanks we believe we have found two quality solutions for maximising rainwater collection at minimal extra cost.
Underground system (WET)
Pioneer Water Tanks underground system around the perimeter of your house collects and transports rainwater to your tank via a series of PVC pipes. Not only is it simple and cost effective, it is the ultimate system to collect pure, fresh water after diverting the first rainfall away from your tank and flushing it before sending it to your tank*.
Overhead system (DRY)
Rainwater can also be collected via a series of PVC pipes attached to your shed. Keep in mind that based on the distance from the roof, the angle of the pipe might need to change*. Our Roof Gutter Pipe (RPG) kit can be used on this system to draw away the first lot of rainwater from you tank.
Many water tank companies recommend a gutter to be installed on your water tank. Tank roofs and gutters are the perfect place to collect contaminants and debris that can easily find their way into your precious water supply. By passing rainwater through a RGP flush system, the first catchment of water is diverted away from your tank to eliminate contamination of your water supply.
Please consult with a member of Pioneer Water Tanks to determine the best pipe configuration for your property and learn more about our RPG kit.
* For every 10 metres away from the gutter your tank is set, you will need at least a 500mm fall from the gutters to the top of your tank.
Wondering how much rainwater you could collect from your roof?
Pioneer Water Tanks has created an easy to use rainfall calculator to determine how much extra water you could harvest and what size tank would be best for you.