VICTORIA

WATER TANK SITE PREP

WAYS TO READY YOUR HOME FOR YOUR RAINWATER TANK

Before most water tanks may possibly be installed, a secure sand pad foundation must be prepped.

There are some crucial things to think about when deciding on your tank site and prepping the pad:

PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY

The sand pad should be level, steady and without debris preceding building and construction.

The sand pad must be at the minimum two metres larger than the diameter of your rainwater tank.

For hilly tank sites, ensure adequate drainage to redirect run off away from the tank wall.

Aggregate must be placed around the area of your tank to prevent erosion and adhere to warranty conditions *.

A retaining wall may be required to maintain pad integrity **.

Your tank should not be left unfilled for an extended amount of time. A minimum load of water (10% of tank capacity) should be stored in your tank at the finish of construction.

* Check with us to see if we can offer this additional service. If not, you will have to make certain this is suitably applied after installation yourself

** 1,000 litres of stored water weighs 1,000 kgs (1 tonne).

Despite the fact that a correctly prepared sand pad will reduce the risk of contaminants or debris risking your supply of water, Pioneer Water Tanks Margaret River also recommends installing a geotextile membrane for added security.

Just before you start preparing your site for installation of your water tank, Pioneer Water Tanks Victoria also advises you get in touch with your local shire to see if there are any policies or restrictions in place.

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Pioneer Water Tanks have provided a service for Victoria since 1988. Our high quality Australian-made water tanks will provide the long-term water security you’re looking for.