What to think about when buying a water tank in Western Australia

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"Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink", could be the mantra of many in Western Australia. The Golden State has the weather variations that one would expect from a territory that covers more than 2.5 million square kilometres.

With much of the population near the coast, visitors may not immediately see the water problems that are apparent in the region – though they are substantial.

Figures from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) show that parts of WA are some of the driest places in the world, with a worrying 50 millimetres of average annual rain falling in Beadle, Forrest and Plumridge Lakes. Even Perth gets approximately 600 millimetres in a year, which pales in comparison to Sydney and Melbourne's 1,000 millimetres.

It puts a strain on the state's public water reserves, and pressure on businesses and households to find sustainable resources. That's why many in the western state choose to invest in a polyethylene water tank.

Buying a water tank in Western Australia gives property owners the means to collect and store rainwater when it does fall, and then keep it in preparation for testing times, for example when drought strikes.

Not just any water tank will do, however. When you consider that places like Kalumburu, Broome and Port Hedland have an average temperature of 33 degrees (the BOM discovered), it sets a high standard for your water tank to live up to.

The skies above Western Australia are also the scene for some of the country's most significant ozone layer deterioration. Much like how WA residents apply sun cream to protect against destructive ultraviolet radiation, a poly water tank built from Alkatuff is designed to withstand the sun's solar rays.

To find a tank to suit your property and desired applications, get in touch with your local water tank supplier, such as Rapid Plastics in WA, to learn more.

By David Francis

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