Rainwater Storage Articles

  • Rainwater tanks in modern cities: a review of current practices and research

    Rainwater tanks often provide a reliable and affordable water supply source in rural and remote areas where piped water supply systems are unfeasible due to economic considerations. However, over recent decades there has been an increase in the adoption of rainwater harvesting as part of the water supply source mix in modern cities. The uptake of rainwater harvesting has been influenced by the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of climatic variability on rainwater tank outcomes for an inland city, Canberra

    A daily water balance model is used for the performance analysis and design optimisation of household rainwater tank for an inland Australian city, Canberra. To investigate the climatic variabilities of rainwater tank outcomes nine representative years (three for each dry, average and wet condition) are selected from historical rainfall data. For the three climatic conditions, a number of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • More Rain – How to Take Advantage of This Free Resource With Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    As the rain continues into February, Farmers throughout the country are being urged to help alleviate flooding through pumping and not exacerbating situations through water channel dredging and similar.  But they are also being urged to start storing and using this excess water through rainwater harvesting, including the implementation of rainwater harvesting tanks. But it’s not only ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Enduramaxx Opening Times December 2013

    Opening Hours December 2013 Planning for the festive period?  For most, Christmas is a great time to have a well-deserved break.  For others, it’s the perfect time to complete some urgent jobs.  Whatever you do we are here to help you. The Enduramaxx wheel never truly stops but on the 24th December at 12:00 we will switch to our telephone monitoring service until 7:00 on ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Enduramaxx Rainwater Tanks at LAMMA 2014

    Since 1982 the LAMMA show has been staged yearly. Next year, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show comes to Peterborough on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2014. Free to attend, the show regularly attracts up to 40,000 farmers from around the country and overseas and Enduramaxx will be displaying products and running offers on our vertical rainwater tanks ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rising Water Prices Mean Rainwater Harvesting Tanks are the Future

    Following one of the warmest summers in recent years and a number of water companies planning to raise bills by up to 8 per cent, it’s never been more important to plan for the future.  According to SWARM (South West Agricultural Resource Management) water is no longer a cheap and plentiful resource to farmers and growers, especially for those based in the South West and the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • How supply system design can reduce the energy footprint of rainwater supply in urban areas in Australia

    In Australia rainwater tanks are used in cities to reduce demand of mains water and increase the resilience of cities to drought. Rainwater is collected in a tank and supplied to a dwelling through a small pump. Typically the energy footprint for rainwater supply (in kWh/kL) is higher than for centralised water supply, but it can also vary markedly from dwelling to dwelling (0.4–11 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Exploring the need for rainwater tank maintenance: survey, review and simulations

    Rainwater tanks are a common feature of the urban landscape in Australia and globally. In Brisbane, Australia, provision of alternative water in new homes is mandatory and to meet this requirement rainwater tanks are considered an important option. The water savings of rainwater tanks can help defer investments in supply infrastructures. An emerging concern is that there is currently no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infiltration and retention structures

    Infiltration and retention structures  are measures, where rainwater is mainly seeped away after an intermediate storage.  There is a differentiation between overgrown and ungrown systems: overgrown systems filter strips swales trench elements (or systems) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparing the microbial characteristics of rainwater in two operating rainwater tanks with different surface-to-volume ratios

    In this study, the microbial characteristics of rainwater in two tanks with different surface-to-volume ratios were investigated and compared to determine how the internal design features of storage tanks affect water quality. The particle and nutrient parameters of the rainwater, including turbidity, suspended solids, total organic carbon, and total phosphate, were lower in Tank 2, which had a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Composition and distribution of bacteria in an operating rainwater harvesting tank

    In this study, we investigated the phylogenetic distribution of the bacteria present in an operating rainwater tank by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), and compared the bacterial composition in rainwater and biofilm from the inlet and outlet of the tank. Seventeen species were identified, the DGGE profiles of which showed a clear difference between the planktonic bacterial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of using rainwater tanks on stormwater harvesting and runoff quality

    The popularity of rainwater use in Australia depends completely on the individual householder's preference. The quality of reticulated water supplies in major cities of Australia is far superior to water stored in rainwater tanks. However, due to persistent drought and the implementation of stringent water restrictions, cities such as Melbourne have encouraged the use of rainwater harvesting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A survey of the characteristics and maintenance of rainwater tanks in urban areas of South Australia

    Households resident in metropolitan Adelaide and surrounding areas in South Australia were recruited into a randomised controlled trial. A total of 630 rainwater tanks with a total tank capacity of 14.5 ML were installed at the 325 households surveyed. The majority of the tanks were plumbed into the kitchen (64.6%), over 10 years in age (45.5%), over 15,000 L in capacity (42.5%) and composed of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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