If you have a concrete or poly water tank, you may be interested to learn that there is a way to maintain the bottom of your tank clean and sludge-free.
What exactly is sludge? Sludge is made up of silt, leaves, and other waste that make their way into your tank and settle at the bottom. It decomposes and transforms into a sludge-like material over time.
While gutter guards, leaf eaters, tank strainers, water diverters, and other similar devices aid in the filtration of clean water entering your tank, sludge buildup is unavoidable. This buildup can lead to the growth of microorganisms that, if ingested, can be harmful to your health. It can induce nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and other problems.
This is why the Australian Department of Health states:
“In addition to six-monthly inspections, tanks should be inspected every 2-3 years for the presence of accumulated sediments. If the bottom of the tank is covered with sediment the tank should be cleaned.”
You may be asking what you can do to prevent sludge from accumulating in your tank. Things can be a little more challenging if you have a steel tank with a poly liner. For a safe technique to clean out your tank, you’ll need to see your provider.
If you have a poly or concrete water tank, however, there is a creative option. When your tank is full, a firm named TankVac® has developed a tank cleaning equipment that is simple to instal, powerless, and will automatically clear up sludge.
In the centre of your tank, along its floor, a unique pipe with many holes is put. This particular pipe connects to another pipe that travels up the interior of your tank’s wall and out through the overflow.
When your rainwater tank fills up with water, it creates an equal vacuum throughout the tank’s base. Any debris or sludge is pulled into the pipe, and the polluted water is discharged at a strong rate of up to 9 litres per second through the overflow.
The syphoning operation ends when the water level in your water tank lowers to a predetermined level. There’s no need to be concerned about muck accumulating in your tank and needing to be cleaned out every few years. Rainwater of the greatest grade is constantly available.
For more information about TankVac and how to keep your tank water clean, contact our friendly staff today.