A well designed rainwater harvesting system can save you from using about 40% of your normal household mains water consumption. This can save you money, as well as helping to reduce the demand on precious natural resources.
In some states in Australia, it is mandatory to install a rainwater tank to supply water to the toilets, gardens and washing machine when you build or renovate a house. In this case, a mains water back up controller will be required to ensure that the household has seamless switching back to mains water in the event that the tank water is used up, or there is a power failure.
This simple system of using an automated mains water backup device should give you trouble free access to your rainwater and allow you to maximise the return on the investment of your rainwater tank.
There are a few simple maintenance tasks that should be performed on your rainwater harvesting system periodically, to prevent and problems occurring.
Tankworks have developed this brief owners manual, that you can download from this link (PDF 1.6MB file).
The owners manual describes the various components of a normal rainwater harvesting system, and a schedule of the maintenance required to keep your system working properly.
If you would like us to post a hard copy of the manual, please contact us
with your details and we will send you a copy.