Portfolio of Rainwater Tanks Installations
Here's a selection of Rainwater Tanks and Accessories that have been installed by our customers at their properties. You'll see a range of systems set-up, showing the variety of ways you can install a Rain Harvesting system at your place.
Where does your water go?
Annual median water usage for Auckland households
The three main areas you can make savings to are in your shower, laundry and toilet.
Saving in your Shower
- Check WELS Rating for your existing showerhead. For more information click here
- Test the flow rate of your showerhead.
- Reduce flow rate with a low-flow showerhead or a flow restrictor.
- Time your showers.
Saving Water in your Laundry
- Make every wash a full load.
- Try make every load a cold wash.
- Install a grey water diverter and reuse the laundry water.
- Install a tap aerator on your laundry tap to reduce the flow rate.
Saving Water in your Toilet
- Check your cistern isn't leaking.
- If you have a dual-flush cistern, use the half-flush whenever possible.
- Single flush toilets, to reduce water consumption put a filled water bottle inside the cistern. (This helps reduce water consumption)
Things to remember
- 1 square meter of roof x 1mm of rain fall = 1 litre of rain water captured.
- A leaky tap in your home or office can waste up to 60 litres per hour, thats half your daily usage.
- Take shorter showers. Every minute you spend in the shower uses seven litres of water, Reduce your shower by 1 minute and you’ll save about 2,500 of water a year.
- Water your plants thoroughly but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.
- Mulching around trees, vegetable and flower beads to reduce summer evaporation losses from the soil.
- Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
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