Installation & Maintenance
Follow these simple installation guidelines -
These simple steps will ensure a continuing supply of clean, fresh rainwater.
Select a smooth, firm, level surface on which to site the water tank (paving, concrete and sand are all suitable) ensuring the entire base of the tank is supported.
When selecting a site to place your water tank give consideration to maximising the best possible position to capture water from your roof area. Try to choose a position as close to a downpipe as possible to minimise pipe work required
The downpipe from the gutter must be on a gradual (3% or greater) slope to the inlet, this is the leafstrainer on the roof of the water tank.
Additional piping can be connected to the overflow to direct excess water to your stormwater or be pipe away to avoid overflowing water undermining the tank base.
Ensure the roof, gutters and downpipes in the catchment area are clean and free from depressions that may hold leaves, dirt or stale water. There are a number of accessories such leaf strainers and water diverters that can assist in this area. (See accessories).
Allow the first rains to flush clean the roof area and downpipes before directing water into your tank.
At regular intervals, check to ensure that the gutters, pipework and tank leafstrainer are clean and free from debris.
Once a year or when the water level falls below the main tap, remove the 19mm black drain bung at the base of the tank and allow it to drain completely. If any sediment remains in the bottom of the tank, it can be hosed out with tap water.
To make it easier to have your tank installed, these installers and plumbers are familiar with the range of West Coast Poly products.
Offering an installation service for your water tank:
South of the river
RAINMAN RETIC SERVICE
Ph: 0438 672 035
North of the river
ENVIRO PLUMB (WA)
Ph: 0427 954 488
PIPE DREAMS PLUMBING & GAS
M: 0447 740 062