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How to Maintain Your Rain Harvesting System

Even the best rain harvesting systems need maintenance. This article covers how to inspect and clean key components like mesh areas, first flush systems, and final stage filters to ensure efficient operation and longevity.

Water Usage

5 Ways to Check Your Water Level

Different tanks have different needs, explore five methods to monitor your water level.

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Why Keep Leaves and Debris out of your System

Maintaining the quality and efficiency of your rainwater collection system is crucial for its longevity and performance. One often overlooked aspect of this maintenance is keeping your system free from leaves and debris.

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Understanding and Managing Sediment in your Rain Harvesting System

One of the most common issues faced by rainwater harvesters is dealing with sediment in their tanks. But what exactly is this sediment, and how can it be managed effectively.

Systems

The Beginner’s Guide to Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are a simple, cost-effective alternative to large-scale rainwater harvesting systems, ideal for conserving water and saving money.

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Are you prepared for bushfire season?

As bushfire season approaches, it's time to take action and prepare your home. One resource often overlooked is your rainwater tank.

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Rain Harvesting and Stormwater Management: Safeguarding Your Water Supply from Contamination

Protect your rainwater supply by preventing stormwater contamination. Explore the necessity, risks, benefits, and the use of an Air Gap.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting grey water recycling

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Grey Water Systems: A Sustainable Solution for Water Conservation

Discover how grey water systems can recycle household wastewater, saving water, reducing costs, and promoting sustainable water management.

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Rainwater Harvesting: A Beginner’s Guide

Discover the power of rain harvesting! Learn why it's essential and get started on your sustainable water journey.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Metal Steel Water Tanks

Tanks and storage

Metal (Steel) Water Tanks: A History

Metal water tanks have long been a popular choice, but they've evolved considerably over the years.

Tank Gauge Plus - Rain Harvesting by BMCo

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Tank Gauge Plus – Which Radio Configuration (RC1, RC2 or RC4) is the right one for me?

Tank Gauge Plus offers three radio configurations: RC1 for Europe, Overseas France, and the Middle East and Africa; RC2 for Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the USA; and RC4 for Latin America and Asia Pacific. Choose the right one for your location.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Water Security

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What is Water Security

It may be one of the greatest challenges facing the modern world, but there is hope.

Blue Mountain Co Wet Rain Harvesting System

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What is a “Wet” Rain Harvesting system?

With their characteristic network of underground pipes, wet systems come with unique challenges and benefits.

Blue Mountain Co wet and dry rain harvesting system

Systems

“Wet” & “Dry” Rain Harvesting Systems: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to classifying your Rain Harvesting system type, it's all in the pipes.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting water wise habits

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Water Wise Habits

Sustainable water practices are good for your bank balance and good for the planet.

Blue Mountain Co Calculating Your Roof Surface Area for Rain Harvesting

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Calculating Your Roof Surface Area for Rain Harvesting | EN

Knowing your roof size is vital if you want to calculate how much rainwater you can harvest.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Reasons for Using Rainwater: Some of the Benefits of Rain Harvesting

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Reasons for Using Rainwater: Some of the Benefits of Rain Harvesting

Necessity, environmental concerns, cost savings and personal preference can all influence rainwater use.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Rainwater Research in Australia & New Zealand

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Rainwater Research in Australia & New Zealand

With the right system design and maintenance, rain harvesting can bring many benefits.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Stormwater Runoff

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Rain Harvesting & Water Security in Urban Areas

Rain harvesting is one solution to the challenge of water security in urban areas.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting watering of plants

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Our Main Uses Of Water

You may be surprised to learn where all your water goes.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting abides to the National Guidelines for Use of Rainwater Tanks

Tanks and storage

National Guidelines for the Use of Rainwater Tanks

Learn what the enHealth Council has to say on using rainwater for drinking and other uses.

Mosquito Prevention in Rain Harvesting Systems by Blue Mountain Co

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Mosquito Prevention in Rain Harvesting Systems

Mosquito-borne disease is no joke - but with the right precautions, you can keep these pests out of your Rain Harvesting system.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Plastic - Polyethylene Water Tanks

Tanks and storage

Plastic – Polyethylene Water Tanks

Strength, versatility and ease of installation are just some of the key selling points for plastic water tanks.

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Keeping Mosquitos out of your Rain Harvesting System

Mosquito-proofing your Rain Harvesting system is vital - and thankfully pretty easy.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Ideal Uses for Rainwater Around Your Property

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Ideal Uses for Rainwater Around Your Property

Flushing toilets and watering the garden aren't the only ways you can use rainwater around your property.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Storm Water

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Damage from Stormwater Runoff – The Impact of Urban Development

The humble rain harvesting system offers an answer to this serious environmental problem.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Choosing the ideal tank size

Tanks and storage

Choosing the Ideal Rainwater Tank Size for You

With a few calculations, you can choose the ideal tank size for your Rain Harvesting system.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Calculating Your Water Usage

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Calculating Your Water Usage

Water usage varies considerably, so it's important to calculate your usage rather than relying on averages.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Calculating Your Average Rainfall & Ideal Tank Size

Tanks and storage

Calculating Your Average Rainfall & Ideal Tank Size

Knowing your average rainfall is vital if you want an appropriately-sixed rainwater tank for your needs.

Blue Mountain Co appropriate roofing materials for rain harvesting systems

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Appropriate Roofing Materials for Rain Harvesting Systems

Your roofing material plays a key role in ensuring you harvest quality rainwater - not dangerous rainwater.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Aboveground Tanks vs Underground Tanks

Tanks and storage

Aboveground Tanks vs Underground Tanks

When it comes to storing rainwater, you have two main options: underground or aboveground tanks. Which one is right for you?

5 ways to use rainwater by Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting

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5 Ways to Use Rainwater in Suburban Properties

Rainwater is well suited for a number of uses inside and outside your home.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Bladders

Tanks and storage

Water Bladders: An Innovative, Space-Saving Water Storage Solution

A space-saving alternative to traditional rainwater tanks, Bladders can be installed in sub-floor spaces in areas as low as 750mm in height.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Concrete Water Tanks

Tanks and storage

Concrete Water Tanks

Concrete water tanks are often made to hold immense quantities of water, although smaller options are also available. You can learn more here.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting tanking

Systems

What is “Tanking”?

A common misconception about collecting rainwater is you need a tank, a few pipes and gutters, and some rain. We refer to this approach as “tanking”.

Pump Selection - Distributing Rainwater Around Your Home by Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting

Tanks and storage

Pump Selection – Distributing Rainwater Around Your Home

Distributing rainwater around your property is the final step in the Rain Harvesting process.

Rainwater quality & safety by Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting

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Rainwater Quality & Safety

To harvest safe, high quality rainwater, you simply need the right equipment and processes.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting First Flush Diverters

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Why use First Flush Diverters?

As the main defence against fine particles, first flush diverters are every rain harvesters friend.

Blue Mountain Co Rain Harvesting Water Storage and Rainwater Tank Selection

Tanks and storage

Water Storage and Rainwater Tank Selection

Cost, space and preference can all affect your choice of rainwater tank.

Blue Mountain Co dry rain harvesting system

Systems

What is a “Dry” Rain Harvesting System?

With their straightforward roof-to-tank pipe configuration, dry systems come with unique pros and cons.