Rainwater Harvesting Australia

Have you optimised your rainwater harvesting system yet?

Choosing to use rainwater as your drinking water source or around your home can make significant economic, environmental, and practical differences to your home.

That is why it is essential to ensure your rain harvesting system is optimised to meet your water demand and to give you better quality water for your family.

Aussie Gutter Protection offers Water Tank Rated gutter guard products that optimise and protect your rainwater harvesting system year-round.

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Our products are designed to filter your water at the initial stages of rainwater collection, ensuring that your water tanks are contaminants-free from leaves, organic debris, and dirt.

We value working with homeowners and new properties committed to sustainable water measures. We want to provide everyone with the safest and best gutter protection systems possible to reap the rewards of your rainwater collection system truly.

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Saves you money

There are many economic benefits to using harvested water; the main one is reducing your water bills and avoiding tough penalties imposed on high water users. Some local areas have incentivised rainwater tank installation with cash-back rebate plans. Community rainwater storage is also highly economical for communities.

Increase self-sufficiency

Investing in a Rain Harvesting system reduces your dependency on mains water. Besides reducing water bills, residential property owners are less subjected to water restrictions or water supply protection measures. An operational water harvesting system means that you are less restricted by your water usage.

Healthy water source

Many people switch to rainwater collection systems to enjoy the health benefits of drinking fresh water. Potable water supply undergoes water treatment, so a properly-designed filtration system gives rainwater tank owners a chemical-free water supply. Rainwater is an attractive alternative in rural and urban areas where the mains water is salty, metals rich, or has an unpleasant taste or odour.

Improved drought resilience

A rain harvesting system is a guaranteed water-saving measure for your property. Storage tanks can equip a property to endure prolonged periods of drought. It allows property homeowners the ability to make sustainable water decisions for current water needs or later use.

Bushfire preparedness and protection

The most apparent benefit of rain harvesting in rural and bushfire-prone areas is its use as a secondary or backup water source to protect your property from bushfires.

Meeting housing regulations

Many state and local governments introduced rainwater tank energy and water efficiency legislation and regulations mandating rainwater tanks for new homes. Mains water supply areas can save on water bills, use water regardless of restrictions and avoid tough penalties imposed on high water users by installing rainwater harvesting systems.

Increase your property value

A complete rainwater harvesting system is a great value add to your property, often giving it a differentiated selling point to prospective buyers. Rain Harvesting system attracts buyers due to its long-term money-saving and practical benefits and is especially attractive for environmentally-conscious buyers. Investment properties also command a price tag for future tenants that benefit from the collection system attracting quality tenants.

Environmentally-friendly

Rainwater usage around your property dramatically reduces your ecological footprint for a low environmental impact. Harvesting the roof area rainwater minimises the effect of stormwater runoff in your area, which can be detrimental to local wetland ecosystems. Using harvested rainwater reduces the impact of your property’s grey water usage. Rainwater is also suitable for reuse in the garden. It’s also very energy efficient especially compared to desalination.

Optimise your rainwater harvesting system with a gutter guard.

Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Australia

There two ways of harvesting rainwater: ground surface runoffs and roof rainwater harvesting. Roof rainwater harvesting is the most common water collection method for homeowners in Australia. There are four components to rainwater harvesting:

  1. Catchment
  2. Transportation
  3. Initial filtration
  4. Fine filtration

Aussie Gutters Protection initially filters the rainwater at the catchment stage of the rainwater harvesting process.

Rainwater Harvesting Considerations

There are three primary considerations when you’re looking at installing a rainwater harvesting system on your property: your water usage requirements, the amount of water needed for your home, and the environmental considerations for your area.
Rainwater Harvesting Diagram

Water Usage

Every Rain Harvesting system should be designed with your specific water usage and requirements in mind. The most common uses for rain harvested water are:

Your expected water usage informs your decision about what type of water quality and quantity for your rainwater collection system.

Amount of Water

Water consumption and required storage capacity vary considerably between households. You will need to estimate your current water levels to help to decide the volume of water your tank size. Things you need to consider are:

Environmental Factors

The environmental factors are crucial to protecting and maintaining water quality and quantity for your collection system. Environmental factors indicate risks of contaminants and ensure water collection efficiency seasonally. These factors include:

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Gutter Guard Recommendations For Rainwater Harvesting

At Aussie Gutter Protection, we have a wide range of products that can be used as part of a rainwater harvesting system. Gutter guards are an essential element that filters your rainwater at the initial stages of the water collection process from large debris such as leaves and branches out of the gutter and stop sediment build-up.

A gutter guard reduces the risk of salmonella and parasites from birds and pests in your rainwater distribution system. Installing gutter guards can make the system far more reliable, ensuring components like the first flush diverter and filters don’t clog with debris easily.

There is no one size fits all gutter guard system: a house in Dubbo, NSW, with a high bushfire risk will have very different requirements from a home in metropolitan Melbourne. Aussie Gutter Protection can recommend products to optimise your rainwater harvesting system.

Australian Standards

Any products that make contact with potable water should meet the AS4020 Australian standards. All products, including rainwater tank components, should meet these standards. Aussie Gutter Protection’s Tuffmesh gutter guard range meets the AS4020 standards suitable for drinking water.
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