Innovative new Aussie product protects water supplies after a bushfire

Innovative new Aussie product protects water supplies after a bushfire

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An innovative new Australian product is helping producers protect their water supplies from contamination after bushfires.


Story sponsored by Heritage Tanks Australia.

We all know bushfires can have a devastating impact on life, property and the environment. However, they can also have a severe impact upon another precious resource: water security.

After a bushfire, ash and soot which settles on tanks and rooftops can easily be washed into water supplies, contaminating them in the process.

This is particularly an issue for farmers and primary producers as well as people who aren't connected to a main.

As we fast approach another fire season in the southern parts of Australia, water security and the storage of clean potable water is front of mind for many living on the land.

Luckily, an innovative new Australian product is now on the market which promises to address this very issue.

Heritage Tanks Australia Managing Director Murray Tognela says the EvaRain Gutter System is uniquely designed to manage this problem.

It allows tank gutter systems, as well as any other roof plumbing systems, to be disconnected until they can be cleaned or after opening rains.

The water entering the EvaRain System is also screened, he explained, via mesh filters, which are attached to the inlet fittings.

"We are acutely aware of the need for Australian farmers to make the best of every drop of rain," Mr Tognela said.

"In the development of this product, our goal was to make sure farmers and landowners throughout Australia were armed with the ability to make the very most of their annual rainfall and harvest the maximum volume of high-quality water each year."

Heritage Tanks Australia's EvaRain Tank Gutter System is innovative in its design and has garnered attention across the board.

In fact, it is a Smart Approved WaterMark Product and was recently selected as a finalist in the Australian Water Association's annual WA Water Awards for 2020.

The product was entered into the Research and Development category, which recognises projects that challenge current practices and address the need for a sustainable future.

The finalists were required to demonstrate how their project or product contributed towards the conservation and better use of water resources in Australia.

Whilst it was not the ultimate winner in this category, Mr Tognela said, being selected as a finalist was "an acknowledgement of just how innovative the new product is".

He also said it provided "great validation" and "recognition" of the efforts invested by the Heritage Water Tanks Team.

"The EvaRain Tank Gutter System was launched in mid-January, 2020, and has the benefit of saving up to 25,000L of additional water each year for each tank installed (based on the assumption that it is fitted to a 110,000L tank in a 500mm rainfall zone)," Mr Tognela explained.

For more about this product, call Heritage Tanks Australia's Sales Advisors on 1800 560 835, or see the following three links:

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Story sponsored by Heritage Tanks Australia.