Raincatcher In Detail

Rainwater tanks have been used for the collection of drinking water for many years by the rural community.  In the urban areas, however, water tanks are deemed to be unsuitable because of the presence of airborne contaminants, namely lead from exhaust emissions.  ( it is good news that air lead levels in Australia's major cities has fallen dramatically following the introduction of unleaded petrol in 1985. For example, in Sydney there was a 60% fall in lead in the air over the 12 months to November 1994, and another significant drop is anticipated following further reductions in the lead content of leaded petrol). Raincatcher's unique filtration system ensures airborne pollutants combined with rainwater are diverted away into the downpipe.


The problem of roof pollution, is also solved by Raincatcher's filtration system. 
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 non-existent with
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.