How to create a complete rain harvesting system
1. Check roof surface
Check the roof surface is suitable for collecting quality rainwater.
2. Fit leaf eater rain heads
Fit leaf eater rain heads to downpipes to prevent blocking. Rain heads deflect leaves and debris and keep mosquitoes out of pipes that hold water.
3. Install first flush water diverter/s
Install first flush water diverter/s (sometimes called 'roof washers') to prevent the first flush of most contaminated rainwater from entering the tank.
4. Ensure the tank screen is installed correctly
Ensure the tank screen is installed at tank entry point to keep mosquitoes and pests out.
5. Choose a water tank
Consider annual rainfall, roof catchment area and water usage when determining its size.
6. Select a pump system
If required select a pump system to distribute water for use inside or outside the home.
7. Water level monitor
Install a level indicator to help monitor your water usage.