New South Wales faces an increased bushfire risk for Summer 2023 due to above-average rainfall in 2022 leading to heightened soil moisture and grass growth. The climate outlook suggests a shift to drier conditions potentially elevating fire potential. Homeowners are urged to take proactive measures following the NSW Rural Fire Service's 4-step plan, emphasizing early decision-making and preparation. Knowing alert levels and maintaining access to vital information through various channels is crucial for safety.
The term "off-grid" traditionally refers to not being connected to the electrical grid, but can also include other utilities like water, gas, and sewer systems, and can scale from residential homes to small communities.
Two percent of Australians – over 500,000 people, currently live off-grid.
The strength of a structure is not just a function of the material it’s made from but how it is shaped. Will a single sheet of paper support the weight of a book? If you roll the sheet into a cylinder and stand it on its end, it will easily support the weight of a book.
Building a garden pond can create a little ecosystem in your garden that will attract wildlife and pondlife and will add beauty and tranquillity to your outdoor space. Before you start, you should check with your council to familiarise yourself with any local regulations, permits, and safety guidelines regarding the construction of garden ponds.
Buying a rainwater tank that will suit your needs now and for years to come requires careful consideration of a wide range of factors. In this article we cover the 9 most commonly asked questions to ensure that your rainwater tank is perfect for your needs.
Installing a rainwater tank on a sloped or uneven property can be challenging and given the weight of water contained in a full water tank, good pad preparation and build is critical. By following these steps, you can successfully install a rainwater tank on a sloped or uneven surface and with proper care and maintenance, your tank will provide a sustainable source of water for years to come.
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It is extremely unlikely that rainfall in your swimming pool will replace evaporation losses. Rather than topping-up your pool with mains water, rainwater harvested from your roof will provide more than enough water to top up your pool and sufficient for many other uses around the house.
Does the colour of my water tank matter?
Let’s start by understanding how light interacts with different colours.
The main source of light on earth is sunlight. The sun is a seething mass of electromagnetic energy, most of which is invisible to the human eye. The part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can see is sunlight or white light.
It is a mistake to think that all poly tanks are the same. There are good tanks and there are bad tanks. Here’s why…
Rapid Plas have been manufacturing superb quality poly rainwater tanks in Tamworth for over 30 years and incorporate the most up-to-date engineering, manufacturing, and chemistry to produce Australia’s best-ever poly water tank and a new era in rainwater storage.