Water and life are intrinsically connected. Life relies on the availability and reliable access to water to thrive. Therefore, ensuring that the home has an ample and constant water supply has become a major concern.
One of the primary methods of securing a steady water supply is water storage. To do so, a water tank becomes a vital tool. As a result, in seeking to install the ideal water storage option, you must also determine the amount and suitability of your available space. So, in this case, depending on your home’s yard size, installing a traditional water tank may be challenging, thus compelling you to opt for other alternatives like an underdeck water tank.
Underdeck water tanks are designed to fit the unused space under your deck. This specification thus allows you to maximise the functionality of an otherwise ignored area.
Underdeck water tanks operate similarly to in-ground water tanks with one primary difference. Because the space under the deck is limited, access to the tank’s top becomes restricted. Therefore, underdeck water tanks come as sealed units lacking an inlet strainer. As a result, installing a standard leaf filter in an accessible part of your downpipe is best. This strainer traps any debris, preventing it from entering the tank.
In addition to adequate filtration, a water-tight seal is also vital. This importance necessitates the use of a 90mm connection on the inlet. Additionally, the overflow mimics the operation of a standard overflow where surplus water gets directed into a stormwater connection. Consequently, a mosquito strainer becomes a necessary additional fitting at any accessible point along the overflow pipe. This positioning allows for easy removal and cleaning.
In order to account for capacity limitations based on positioning, it is possible to connect multiple underdeck water tanks by ensuring all the overflow points remain on the same level.
The primary advantage of using an underdeck water tank is its unobtrusive nature. The fact that it remains out of sight at all times means that it is a low profile addition that allows you to maintain your yard’s appearance while providing an ideal water collection and storage option. Other benefits of underdeck water tanks include:
- Manufacturers construct themfrom food-grade plastic that follows established guidelines and enables the tanks to meet the Australian Water Tank Standard.
- Their manufacture uses UV stabilised plastic- an attribute that makes it resistant to breaking down, therefore avoiding the likelihood of water contamination.
- Their ability to preserve water quality as the rainwater tank is always fully enclosed, thus keeping debris and mosquitoes away from the tank’s interior.
- The possibility of connecting your underdeck water tank to more downpipes than is possible with traditional water tanks.
- The availability of underdeck water tanks in a wide range of sizes to ensure that you can store as much water as possible.
- Increasing your water storage capacity by linking multiple tanks in whatever manner allows you to make optimum use of the underdeck space available.
Underdeck tanks offer an ideal water storage solution that allows you to use a space you would otherwise ignore effectively. Moreover, their placement means that you can collect water for your home’s use without sacrificing valuable yard space. Therefore, you get to enjoy the benefits inherent in the best of both worlds.