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Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus ZINCALUME® Steel Tanks

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One of the most popular choices today for storing rainwater are polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you might come across when deciding on a rainwater tank is ZINCALUME® steel (a mixture of zinc and aluminium). Tanks made from ZINCALUME® steel, are made from a steel that has been dipped in aluminium (55%) ...

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Water Tanks Compared: Poly Tanks versus Galvanised Steel Tanks

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One of the most popular choices today for storing rainwater is polyethylene (poly) water tanks. Another choice you might come across when selecting a rainwater tank are thick galvanized steel tanks. Water tanks made today from galvanised steel are often thickly coated with a zinc alloy. This protects the inner steel fr ...

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Establishing Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

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Did you know 1mm of rain falling on 1m2 of your roof provides 1 litre of water in your tank? Using the average suburban roof of 200m2, if you receive 500mm of rain per year, then you will harvest 100,000L of rainwater (200m2 * 500mm = 100,000L). This is a conservative estimate—many houses are bigger ...

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