5 ways to use your water tank

In case you were wondering, "why would I need a water tank?"

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Rain water storage is nothing new to Australians and there is no secret why.

 Water tanks have helped people in remote areas that don’t have access to town supply while helping people in town be more liberal with their use of water. 

Whichever way you look at it, rain water storage is always going to be a part of our way of life. When it comes to water tanks, there is a good number of ways to put that stored rain water to good use so we’d like to explore just 5 great ways to use your rain water.

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Placed at the side of this dwelling - these two 3000 litre galvanised slimline tanks are out of site and out of mind. These tanks were supplied for this house to satisfy BASIX requirements. The rainwater stored in these tanks will be used for laundry and toilets. Saving this household 10's or 100's of thousands of litres a year.

Use number one
Keeping the garden and lawn healthy 
There is no greater frustration than watching your much loved front yard and garden perish in the harsh Summer sun during those long dry spells. Often we have water restrictions in place that can prevent us from tending to our plants and lawn so, more often than not, our hands are tied. The great thing about water tanks is that once you’ve stored that water, you can tend to the things that you care about. Providing that your water tank isn’t hooked up to a mains water supply, you will now have the freedom to keep your pride and joy as it should be: healthy and hydrated.

Use number two: Reduce your water bills
When using a water tank hooked up to your bathroom, laundry and external hoses, you will significantly cut back on your water usage from the mains supply. Just to give you some perspective, we’ll use our capacity calculator on our website: http://www.coastandcountrywatertanks.com.au If you were to have a 3100 litre water tank, you would get approximately 515 toilet flushes or 39 washing machine loads from a full water tank. Depending on the size of your household, it would be difficult to use your full capacity in between rain falls. That means you’re saving some significant amounts of water and that’s going to save you some money.

Use number three: Drinking water 
An ever popular reason to have a water tank, especially if you live off-the-grid. This use really speaks for itself. You can store your own water and as long as you maintain your water tank by keeping sediment under control and the necessary accessories to keep your water filtered and vermin free – you’ll come to love the taste of all natural rain water. 

Use number four: Top up the pool 
If you’ve got a pool, it’s too easy to keep topped up when you’ve got a water tank. You don’t have to stress about the kids splashing all of the water out of the pool when you have a back-up supply and then during the winter you can use your tank water for any of the other reasons suggested in this article.

Use number five: A feature that looks good and adds value 
Water tanks add value to your home and when you match it with your roof or overall theme of your home, it becomes a great feature item. Our past customers have used their water tanks as the center piece to their backyards and gardens. Nothing looks quite as good as a large round tank surrounded by a beautiful garden or a slimline that matches your garden shed.


 That’s just five reasons. Water tanks have been used for even more reasons and you’re really only limited to your imagination. The great thing about water tanks is that they do all of those things and can last decades. That means you get more value out of your water tank over time than what you have to pay for it. You can check out our website (www.coastandcountrywatertanks.com.au/our-products) and explore some different options that would work for your home. Advertisements