Aussie Home Water Information
Using Both Town And Tank Water
A great solution to helping your local council save on town water, is to use your rainwater first. The problem can be though, the council may make it hard work for you to allow this to happen!
A common sense solution for the above scenario is the Grundfos Pump Genie. A device that allows you to save precious town water, by using your harvested rainwater first. The system can easily be plumbed into the town water feed to your home. A one way valve would need to be installed to make sure your rainwater does not enter the towns water supply. Always prioritising the use of tank water, the Pump Genie will automatically switch over to a mains water source when your rainwater tank is running low, or during electrical failure. The pump itself is only active when the rainwater is being drawn from the tank. It does not operate when the Pump Genie has switched to mains water. The pump controller automatically starts and stops the pump when a demand is sensed.
- Easy to install
- Does not require any regular maintenance
- Dual check valve for back-flow prevention. Suitable for above or below ground rainwater tanks
- Automatically switches to mains water in the event of a power failure
How Much Town Water Could Councils Save If More Of These Systems Were Installed?
A home in Coffs Harbour reduced their town water demand from 75 KL to 20 KL. With the addition of another tank, it could reduce the demand for their town water to ZERO! Multiply that saving by only a quarter of the homes in any shire and it is a lot of town water saved!
Encouraging the installation of rainwater tanks to reduce the demand for town water could be a cheaper option than spending $$$'s on evaporative dams! What do you think?
Always contact the experts first, both your plumber and local council for up to date information.
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