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7 Unique Ways Slimline Water Tanks Can Save You Money

Did you know that in 2021, the average rainfall for the whole of Australia was more than 500 mm? This may not sound like a lot, but if your roof has an area of 130 square metres, this equates to 65,000 litres of water falling on to your roof.

The good news is that you don't have to let all that water go to waste. A slimline water tank can help you capture and use some of that free water.

What is a slimline water tank? As the name suggests, it's a water tank that's long and narrow, meaning that it could be a better fit for your home.

Read on to learn some of the key benefits of slimline water tanks.

1. Save Space

One of the most obvious benefits of a slimline water tank is in the name itself; slimline water tanks are great for saving space.

Since these tanks are long and slim, you can place them against the exterior walls of your home without them protruding too far into your outdoor space. Round tanks can eat up a lot of room, but slimline water tanks are designed to make the most of the space that you have outside your home.

You'll be surprised by the large capacity of tanks that you can fit into a relatively small space outside.

2. Save Money

Another huge benefit of using a water tank is that it saves you money.

As we already mentioned, you can harvest thousands of litres of free water simply by capturing the rainwater that falls on your roof. That water can then be used for a wide variety of things that would otherwise require you to use the water that you pay for.

By using water from a slimline water tank, you should see a significant reduction in your water bills.

3. Stylish Looks

One concern that some people have with water tanks is that they worry that they might make the exterior of their home look unsightly. 

Slimline water tanks remove any concerns in this area. They are a stylish alternative to traditional round water tanks that can actually become a feature of your home exterior. The sleek and modern lines of a slimline water tank means these tanks can be both practical and stylish.

4. Offers Multiple Uses

You need fresh, clean water to drink. You don't need drinking-quality water for many other uses around the home, however.

Water from your slimline water tank can be used for a wide range of applications, both in and out of the home. Aside from the obvious uses such as watering your plants and garden, the water from your slimline tank can also be used to wash your clothes, to flush your toilets, to clean your car, or for power-washing your home exterior.

When you think about the amount of water that you use each year to fulfil these jobs, it's clear that you can save a huge amount of water by installing a slimline water tank. 

5. Use Less of a Scarce Resource

It's predicted that river flows in Australia will drop between 10-25% within the next ten years. 

Water is a precious resource, and is becoming more scarce with each passing year. That's why it's important to ensure that we use water sensibly. The less water we can use from external sources, the better it is for everyone.

Installing a slimline water tank helps to reduce the need to use water from external sources by harvesting the water that falls from the sky. Since rainfall is part of the water cycle, this is one resource that isn't going to run dry.

6. Easy to Maintain

A slimline water tank is incredibly easy to maintain. Once your tank is installed, it will only require a minimum of effort to keep it working in prime condition. 

The key job is to ensure that your gutters are kept free from debris, so that as much rainwater as possible can flow into your slimline tank. It's also important to help minimise the amount of debris that makes its way into your tank.

By keeping your gutters clear, you should have a steady flow of clean rainwater flowing into your tank. Your tank may need cleaning out now and again in order to keep it in prime condition. This is simple to do; it can be rinsed out when the water levels get low so that you're not wasting any of your water.

7. Reduced Flood Risk

Another commonly overlooked benefit of slimline water tanks is that they can actually help to reduce the risk of flooding at your home. 

A single slimline tank could store as much as 8,000 litres of water. Without a water tank in place, that water would flow from your gutters and onto your land. Holding back that water could help to stop your home experiencing severe flooding and save you from the expensive repairs that this would inevitably cause.

It's good to have that peace of mind should you ever experience major rainfall.

Are You Looking For Slimline Water Tanks?

If you're looking to reap the many benefits that slimline water tanks can offer, then we're here to help.

We offer a wide range of water tanks, including slimline, modline, and round water tanks to suit your specific needs. Our tanks are made from high-quality steel to industry-leading standards. Our quote requester allows you to use our handy tank capacity calculator to see the dimensions of the tank you'll need to meet your capacity needs.

Request a quote from us today.