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Follow the link below to watch an informative video about the Davey RainBank and Seamless automatic changeover between mains and potable water.

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How to create a complete a rain harvesting system.

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:36:58 PM Australia/Darwin

12 easy steps so you can make informed decisions on how to create the right rain water tank and harvesting system to suit your needs.

1. Check ROOF SURFACE is suitable for collecting quality rainwater.
2. Install GUTTER MESH to prevent leaves and debris from blocking gutters.
3. Fit GUTTER OUTLETS from the underside of the gutter to prevent obstruction of water flow.
4. Fit Leaf Eater® or Leaf Beater® RAIN HEADS to downpipes to prevent blocking. Rain Heads deflect leaves and debris and keep mosquitoes out of pipes that hold water (‘wet’ systems).
5. Install FIRST FLUSH DIVERTER/S to help prevent the most contaminated rainwater from entering the tank.
6. Ensure a TANK SCREEN is installed at tank entry point to keep mosquitoes and pests out.
7. Contact your local Maxiplas® rain water tank dealer to select a quality Maxiplas® tank. Consider annual rainfall, roof catchment area and water usage when determining its size. Maxiplas is a South Australian family owned business, and proudly makes it tanks in Adelaide at its Regency park factory.
8. Attach INSECT PROOF SCREENS or FLAP VALVES to the end of all pipes to the tank screen to keep mosquitoes and pests out and ensure the tank is vented properly. Install an AIR GAP to TANK OVERFLOW OUTLETS to prevent stormwater backflow into your tank.
9. Utilise a TANK TOP UP system (if required) to automatically top up the tank with mains water when levels fall to a designated minimum level.
10. Select a PUMP SYSTEM  to distribute water for use inside or outside the home.
11. RAINWATER FILTER. Fit a purpose designed rainwater filter after the pump to help reduce residual sediment, colour and odour.
12. WATER LEVEL INDICATOR. Install a Tank Gauge water level indicator to your rainwater tank to monitor your water level and usage.

• Improved Water Quality
• Reduced Tank Maintenance
• Increased Catchment Efficiency
• Protection of Pumps and Household Appliances

Contact Maxiplas® rain water tanks Adelaide direct on (08) 82442544 or follow the link to find our nearest approved distributor.

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How to install a first flush diverter.

Friday, 23 November 2012 1:28:41 PM Australia/Darwin

Step by step video on how to install a first flush diverter.

The First Flush Post/Wall Stand Water Diverter is a versatile unit that can be mounted on a wall, post or stand, to hold larger volumes of water. It can be adapted to suit a wide range of applications and will manage single or multiple pipes coming from the roof to divert between 20 and 150L.

The kit is easy to freight, and the diverter volume can be made on site to match exact requirements – just add the appropriate length of 300mm pipe. The kit includes a saddle and a galvanised steel wall-mounting bracket. A galvanised steel stand is an optional alternative to post or wall mounting.

Features and Benefits

  • Prevents sediment, bird droppings, spiders, insects, mosquito eggs and debris from entering the rainwater tank.
  • Improves water quality, protects pumps and internal appliances.
  • Ideal to use in conjunction with a rain head.
  • Easy installation, just add 300mm pipe length and glue.
  • 300mm pipe can be purchased from Rain Harvesting.
  • No mechanical parts.
  • Inlet fits 90mm pipe or 100mm female fitting.
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Watch Major Savings Rain Down on Your Water Bill

Sunday, 1 April 2012 4:58:00 PM Australia/Darwin

You probably know that most new builds in South Australia now require a rainwater tank to be plumbed into residential water systems for some domestic uses.  However, you may not realize that you can still achieve major benefits, such as substantial savings on your water bill, by installing a rainwater collection system if you do not already have one.  And, for many in our area, looking for water savings is especially pertinent, considering the over 26% increase in water rates that came into effect on July 1, with a similar increase expected for next year.

You may be wondering: “just how substantial are the savings I can expect with a rainwater system?”  We find that given typical rain and roof area numbers, the savings can definitely take a major bite out of most water bills.  For example, for a typical home supplied by SA Water, with 150m^2 of roof, over 78,000L of rainwater can be collected in a year using a Maxiplas rainwater tank -- representing well over 40% of one’s yearly water use -- and hundreds of dollars per year in savings.  

Making rainwater matters even more lucrative for homeowners is the fact that a significant portion of your investment in a Maxiplas rainwater tank is actually recoverable from the state government: akin to most other Australian states, the Government of South Australia, in collaboration with SA Water, will refund you a specific amount once you purchase a rainwater tank.  All you have to do is complete and fill out a simple application form -- and they will even deposit your rebate into your bank account!

Of course, besides cost savings, there are other benefits to a rainwater tank -- such as helping preserve the environment by effectively using and conserving water, which is nature’s most precious resource.  These benefits are especially amplified with Maxiplas.  Not only are we truly a Made-in-Australia business and employer, but our high-quality products ensure that you are purchasing a rainwater collection system that will serve you and your family reliably and effectively for many, many years.

We invite you to learn more about our products.  If you would like to take a more specific look at your prospective savings by investing in a Maxiplas rainwater tank, we invite you to check out our Rainwater Savings Calculator.


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