problem of roof pollution, is also solved by Raincatcher's
The rainwater runs through a stainless steel sieve which eliminates
leaves, etc, and from there flows into the dump tank.
This tank holds 18 litres of the initial rainwater, which may
be contaminated. This unclean water slowly filters out into
an overflow pipe and then into the down pipe. When the dump
tank is full, the remainder of the rainfall gets diverted into
the main body of the tank, which stores 230 litres. This
is the cleanest water obtainable from the rainfall.
Every rainfall passes through the filtration system, and the clear
water enters and
circulates with the stored water. This process ensures the
drinking water remains fresh.
Not every rainfall will help fill the main storage section.
On days with only the occasional
drizzle, there would not be enough consistent rainfall to keep
the dump tank full. However, even this rainfall in beneficial
as it helps dispose of the roof contaminants, and assists with
keeping the guttering clean and ready for the next rainfall.
Raincatcher tanks are a useful solution to the health conscious
water consumers, and also to people who live in areas which have
particular problems with tap water. It can be used
in combination with existing rural water tanks. It is an
affordable alternative to tap water filtration units , and perhaps
in the long term, to bottled spring and mineral water.
Some of the chemicals used in water supplies has come under scrutiny,
as have treatments like aluminum and additives like fluoride.
The debate about whether they should be used has been continuing
for years. Those people concerned with the chemicals in
drinking water can be reassured that their health is not at risk
if they consume rainwater.
Some areas can have dirty water problems due the corrosion of
household plumbing pipes and water mains pipelines, or are
situated near the end of a water mains pipeline, and have
to deal with continual chlorine build up. This problem is
Raincatcher. The sales of bottled spring water and tap
water filtration units is growing. After the initial purchase
of a Raincatcher tank, there are no ongoing costs for replacement
parts or water supplies. Raincatcher offers the suburban
residents the option of owning their own private water supply.
They are reassured that the water consumed is free of any additives.
Raincatcher water does not require any chemicals to improve
it's drinking qualities, the water is soft and refreshing and
is also beneficial for cooking purposes.
Australian water quality is accepted as one of the best in the
world, and yet even here many people choose to improve it by using
tap filters, or choose to buy bottled water.
The most frequent concern about drinking water is its bacteriological
quality. Stainless Steel has been chosen for its hygienic
superiority and its corrosion resistance over other materials.