Articles about "Water Quality"

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Harvesting Safe and Clean Rainwater for Your Swimming Pool

June 13, 2018
If you have the luxury of a swimming pool on your property, then you probably become the envy of your neighbours who don’t during the hotter summer months of the year as your family splashes around. What many don’t realise is the amount of time and cost that often goes into maintaining a swimming pool […]
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Can Your Family Live Off Tank Water Alone?

April 26, 2018
How much of your family’s water needs can be serviced by rainwater being harvested into a tank? If you are environmentally conscious and contemplating buying a rainwater tank, then you’ve probably wondered about this question. This article aims to help you determine if your family can live off tank water alone. Calculating Your Home’s Water Usage The first thing to consider […]
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Water Quality Factors in Farm Stock Water Supply

April 26, 2018
Water supplied to farms whether from surface water sources like dams and waterway, groundwater sources like bore water or rainwater can contain: materials which are physically suspended in the water materials which are chemically dissolved in the waterstock organisms or biological material. Whether or not they will be harmful depends upon the type, quantity and use of your water. While there […]
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Health Concerns Over Rainwater Use? Lead and Sludge Contamination in Rainwater

April 4, 2018
In Australia, there is a debate on the health of people using harvested rainwater. Earlier this year (2016), at the Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia (RHAA) seminar in Sydney, a presentation that included recent research by PJ Coombes of Urban Water Cycle Solutions was presented. This article will explore some of the issues presented and the different sides. Sources […]
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Australia’s Extreme Weather Threatens Mains Water Supply

April 4, 2018
Many take for granted the main water supplied to their property. According to an international investigation and report, Australian water utilities need to adapt to extreme weather event to protect vulnerable water supplies and ensure clean drinking water into the future. The report found that extreme weather events like we are experiencing more of, from droughts […]
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Is It Safe To Drink Rainwater from Your Water Tank?

March 7, 2018
Most people are comfortable with the idea of using rainwater for washing clothes or flushing toilets, but some have reservations about bathing, showering or drinking rainwater. If your rainwater tank is made of materials that are safe for use in contact with drinking water, and your rainwater harvesting system is maintained, then there is no reason […]
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Maintaining Water Quality in Your Rainwater Tank

March 7, 2018
It is important to ensure that the rainwater flowing into your water tank is filtered and of high quality, especially if used for washing clothes, drinking or cooking. To ensure your water is as safe as possible, this article will explore three important areas to keep in mind: Rainwater tank – the water tank you use […]