Water Tanks: Tasmania
Tasmania is a state in Australia although it is also a separate island about hundred and seventy miles off the coast of Australia. It is Australia’s only island state and its capital is Hobart. It is an area of unique natural beauty and attracts visitors from all over the world. The weather can be quite unpredictable with very scattered showers. Some areas of the island record some of the highest summer temperatures in Australia, while also having some of the coldest winter temperatures in Australia. Tasmania, like a few other parts of Australia, also usually experiences a small amount of snow in winter.
How do you collect rainwater in such an environment? For areas of Tasmania like Launceston that probably record the highest temperatures on the island, the approach would be different to cooler areas. There are a few choices for tank materials, although polyethylene seems to be the most popular. It is an excellent tank material and has been used for many different uses, including food packaging, for decades. Polyethylene used to make water tanks should be food grade, and UV treated. It is both cost effective and extremely durable. Polyethylene water tanks will provide you with enough resistance to various weather conditions and they are immune to rust.
You can elect to have your tanks erected on a stand, which has certain benefits. For one thing, it enables you to get higher water pressure if you using gravity to pump your water instead of an electric or solar pump. The tank stands could also be connected, allowing more tanks to be incorporated and be a part of the stand. This will provide the customer with a greater volume of water storage in as compact a space as possible. This kind of arrangement would work very well in the midland areas, where agriculture thrives due to the level nature of the land.
In the more populated city centers like Hobart and Launceston slimline rainwater tanks may be the best option. Some of these tanks are only 400 millimetres wide, so they are great for urban applications where space is limited. Polyethylene slimlines are available in sizes up to 5000 litres, while steel slimlines may be available up to 7000 litres. Slimlines, like round tanks, can also be connected to provide you with more water storage.
Underground water tanks may also be good for those who wish to save space, or simply do not want to see the tank. In such cases, careful planning needs to be done. There are underground polyethylene and concrete tanks, depending on what your needs are. Underground poly tanks are available in sizes up to 5000 litres. Underground tanks can be much larger, they are commonly available at 10,000 litres and smaller, but they can also be up to 20,000 or even 50,000 litres. Many councils have very large above ground tanks as reservoirs for the community, that can hold 100,000 litres of water or more. There are also companies that will make these tanks on site for farms and other large applications.