It is recommended that you empty, clean, and refill your tank at least once a year.
What colour choices are there?
Tanks are available in heritage green and birch grey.
Can I link more than one tank together?
Yes. A series of water tanks can be connected. You will need to buy additional material (connecting pipes/hose) from your local hardware store.
Do I have to fit the tank to a downpipe?
No. The tank can be used to store 200L of tap water, which should be refreshed every 12 months. It can then be connected to the downpipe in an emergency. This is a good option if you are renting. If you choose to store tap water, then ensure all holes are covered.
What is the tank made of?
UV-resistant, food-grade plastic. It is certified as meeting New Zealand standards for water storage.
Are they easy to install?
Yes, the diverter kit can be installed by most home handy people. The tank comes with installation instructions and there is a video available on the Tank Guy website. If you have any concerns, the Tank Guy recommends you seek advice from your local plumber.
How do I clean my water tank?
Simply empty the tank, wipe and scrub any biofilm from the inside. Rinse it out and reconnect it to your downpipe or re-fill it with water.
Are these tanks subsidised by ratepayers?
No. WREMO negotiated a bulk order to provide the tank and fittings at this exceptionally low price (retail price of the same tank and fittings is $265). Council staff and facilities have helped to store and distribute the tanks, keeping the price low.
What do I do if I encounter a problem with the tank I purchased?
Any problems should be referred to The Tank Guy, phone 0508 326 8888, through their website, or send them an email.
You can help your school or community group raise funds by selling water tanks! Email The Tank Guy for more information.