“We used to lose a lot of water when it bucketed down because it would splash out over the rim of the tank screen. Now it’s still splashing, but the hood is capturing it and sending it back into the tank, which was exactly the aim. Couldn’t be happier!”
The challenge of water loss when relying on tank water
In regions where access to a reliable water supply is limited, rain harvesting becomes a crucial method for ensuring an uninterrupted water source. However, without proper measures in place, the loss of water during heavy rainfall can pose a significant challenge for individuals who rely on tank water. This was the case for our customer Carla, who encountered a pressing issue with water loss during heavy downpours.
The water in her tank would splash out over the rim of the tank screen, resulting in substantial water loss. This issue was particularly problematic for Carla because she relied on the water stored in the tank. Therefore, any water lost due to splashing during heavy downpours could potentially lead to a critical water shortage. It was essential for Carla to capture every drop of rainwater to ensure a sustainable and uninterrupted water supply.
When relying on tank water, losing water becomes a significant concern. Here are a few reasons why:
Limited water supply: Tanks have a finite capacity, and the amount of water they can hold is predetermined. Once the tank is empty, there is no immediate access to an alternative water source, putting individuals or households at risk of running out of water.
Water scarcity: In areas where water scarcity is a concern, such as regions with low rainfall or limited access to clean water sources, every drop of rainwater becomes invaluable. Losing water due to splashing during heavy rainfall exacerbates the water scarcity issue, making it challenging to meet daily water requirements.
Cost implications: For households on tank water, losing significant amounts of water can lead to increased costs. The cost of refilling the tank or purchasing additional water can quickly add up, putting a strain on the household budget.
Environmental impact: Water conservation is essential for minimising the strain on natural resources and reducing environmental impact. Losing water unnecessarily during rain events contributes to wasteful water practices, compromising sustainability efforts.
Resolving Carla’s water loss issue through Rain Harvesting solutions
After Carla shared her issue with our team, we worked on finding a suitable solution to address her water loss problem. Two products were recommended to Carla to enhance her rain harvesting capabilities and optimise water capture and usage.
Tank Screen 360 Hood Kit w/ Screw Down Ring
To prevent water from splashing out of the tank, we suggested installing the Tank Screen 360 Hood Kit. This product features an ultra-high flow tank screen with an integrated splash and light cover. Even as debris accumulates on the screen, the large mesh area ensures maximum water flow into the tank. The hood component efficiently captures any splashed water, preventing it from being lost. With this solution, Carla could effortlessly capture large amounts of water, minimising water wastage during heavy downpours.
Tank Gauge Plus
To further improve water management and provide Carla with better control over her water usage, we recommended the Tank Gauge Plus. This device enables accurate monitoring of the tank’s water level from almost anywhere, using a phone or smart device.
By utilising the Tank Gauge Plus, Carla could keep track of her water reserves, ensuring she had a clear understanding of the water available and her consumption patterns. This knowledge empowered her to make better-informed decisions regarding water usage and conservation, reducing the risk of running out of water.
By implementing both the Tank Screen 360 Hood Kit and the Tank Gauge Plus, Carla successfully addressed her water loss issue during heavy rainfall while also gaining better control over her water capture and usage. These solutions provided her with peace of mind, ensuring a reliable and efficient rain harvesting system.
Overall, the combination of the Tank Screen 360 Hood Kit and the Tank Gauge Plus offered Carla a comprehensive rain harvesting solution, enabling her to capture as much rainwater as possible while effectively managing her water supply for everyday needs. This not only addressed her immediate problem but also contributed to water conservation efforts and sustainable water usage practices.