TT210 Easy To Install Modular Slimline Tank
Modular Slimline Tank Provides Householders with a Flexible Water Storage Solution
Householders and building owners often find they cannot find a suitable place to locate their water storage tank to catch the rain water coming from their house. BUSHMANS new TT210 Modular slimline tank provides a solution that is flexible and easy to install. The TT210 is a 1000 litre tank which is tall and narrow. It is designed so it can be installed on its own or in a series of multiple tanks or alternately 2 or more tanks located in separate locations but linked together.
The TT210 is cost effective to home owners as they are well priced and are able to be installed as a single bank of tanks in one location. Alternately the home owner can install two tanks and then, at a later date, add an additional tank to increase water storage capacity by simply connecting the additional tank to the existing tanks.
Installation is easy as the modular tanks are light and can be moved into hard to access places one at a time and then connected together. Like all tank installations, there should be a level and flat base of either concrete or crusher dust for the tank to be sited on. The tanks are then connected at the bottom with a flexible hose connection and at the top with a PVC pipe between the overflows. It is recommended that a first flush diverter and leaf eater is also installed to ensure the water going into the tank is clean and free of debris.
Once the tank or tanks are installed, access to the water can be via a simple low pressure gravity operated tap or alternately connected to a pump which will provide the user with a familiar high pressure supply. We recommend a pump kit, which would include a pump, a plastic pump cover, plus a flexible hose connection kit to connect the tank to the pump outlet. If the user never wants to run out of water we would recommend our automatic changeover RAINSAVER system that automatically switches over to mains water should the water storage tanks run out of water.
The simplicity and flexibility of the BUSHMANS TT210 tank provides an ideal solution to householders, plumbers and builders who want a quality water storage system which is easy to install.
Water prices boil consumers over
With Melbourne enjoying regular rain, storage dams at almost 60% and the construction of the Wonthaggi desalination plant in progress, Victorians are enjoying a deluge of water. Yet despite a more promising water outlook, water bills are only set to rise said Anant Yuvarajah, of ASC Water Tanks.
“As we experienced in recent years, when rainfall is low our water storage facilities come under real pressure. On the surface the Wonthaggi desalination plant sounded like the solution we needed but in reality it is simply making Melbourne water more expensive than ever before,” he said.
“What many people don’t realize is that to fund this multi-billion-dollar desalination plant the price of Melbourne water has increased by around 260 per cent in the last three years. A figure that is expected to double again by 2016.”
“Desalination was never the answer. What we need is new strategic water catchments to adapt to changing weather patterns. Unfortunately with government spending now tied up in the Wonthaggi plant this seems unlikely to occur.”
“With water fast becoming a serious commodity, the only assured means of securing a free and clean supply of this natural resource is to start collecting it yourself,” Mr. Yuvarajah said.
While water self sufficiency may seem an overwhelming idea to some, it can be easier to achieve than many people realise. And with government water saving rebates currently available until June 2013, it’s a choice that remains more affordable than ever.
“There has been a common misconception that the water saving rebates ended with the drought. That simply isn’t so. Water preservation and storage remain critical issues for our future and rebates offering great savings to those who want to take charge of their own water future remain in place,” explained Mr. Yuvarajah.
The new Living Victoria Water Rebate Program gives Victorian households and small businesses the opportunity to save water and money when purchasing eligible water-efficient products.
“Rain water tanks remain one of the best and most cost effective solutions for beating the price rises and securing a reliable water supply for the future. They will save any household thousands of litres of water every year,” he said.
For example, plumbing a water tank to the toilet and washing machine can save the average family about 24,000Ls of water over the course of a year Mr. Yuvarajah explained. This amount of water can be captured in a tank as little as 5000LT’s, available in either a slimline tank or a round tank.
“Water is a natural resource that can be collected cleanly and safely from our own back yards. With regular rains and great rebates available, the time has never been better to install a rain water tank.”
ASC Water Tanks are a Melbourne based firm specialising in the supply of affordable, high quality water tanks throughout most of the Australian east coast. ASC Tanks have a fresh new website, with more information and secure online purchasing available. Visit www.asctanks.com.au.
ASC Water Tanks are a Melbourne based firm specialising in the supply of affordable, high quality water tanks, tanks that help Australian families increase their water self sufficiency while at the same time drive their water costs down. Specializing in rural and domestic markets with over 100 tanks to choose from, ASC Water Tanks has a solution for everyone.
Despite Recent Deluge, Water Bills Set to Rise
Massive storms and recent flooding, while devastating in their wake, have indeed bought welcome relief to Melbourne’s parched water catchments. Water storages are now 54.1% full, compared with 35.6% this time last year.1 But fuller dams do not signal cause for more relaxed water usage. In fact on the contrary, as our water catchments rise, so too are our water costs, said Anant Yuvarajah, of ASC Water Tanks today.
(PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Massive storms and recent flooding, while devastating in their wake, have indeed bought welcome relief to Melbourne’s parched water catchments.
Water storages are now 54.1% full, compared with 35.6% this time last year.1
But fuller dams do not signal cause for more relaxed water usage. In fact on the contrary, as our water catchments rise, so too are our water costs, said Anant Yuvarajah, of ASC Water Tanks Melbourne today.
“Water prices have increased significantly over recent years to fund multi-billion-dollar spending on desalination plants,” Mr. Yuvarajah said.
“Only a few years ago, the cost of dam water was around 40c a kilolitre, and was being retailed at around 85c. This reflected an annual water bill of $800 for the average home. Today, with current restrictions in place, and Melbournians using far less water, we are paying around $1000 an year.”
The cost of water from the desalination plant is $1.37 per kilolitre. This represents a retail price of $2.20 per kilolitre for the consumer. When the desalination plant comes online in 2012, the average household can expect to be paying $2000 per annum, Mr Yuvarajah explained.
“Compare any bill this year against the same period last year and you’ll see the evidence. And there’s no relief in sight. It’s an accepted view that electricity costs are set to explode over the next few years as governments are forced to commit to more expensive forms of green energy.”
“And higher electricity costs mean higher water costs,” Mr. Yuvarajah said.
Through pumping and treatment of water, water utilities are some of the biggest energy users in Australia. According to the Water Services Association of Australia, Sydney Water and South Australia’s SA Water are the largest electricity consumers in their states.
“Fuller catchments do not mean cause to rest on our laurels. The environmental urgency of changing how we preserve and consume our water has not lessened with the drought breaking. In fact the problems are more pressing than ever and are only set to increase in the future without real change,” said Mr. Yuvarajah.
“Rain water tanks remain one of the best, most cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions for beating the price rises and helping our environment.”
Plumbing a water tank to the toilet and washing machine can save the average family about 24,000Ls of water over the course of a year Mr. Yuvarajah explained. “This could potentially save people thousands off their water bills, not to mention easing the strain on our public water stores.”
ASC Water Tanks are a Melbourne based firm specialising in the supply of affordable, high quality water tanks, that help Australian families drive their water costs down, by increasing their water self sufficiency.
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