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Rainwater Tank FAQs

General Questions

Where are APR tanks made?

APR rainwater tanks are manufactured at our ISO certified production facility located in Edinburgh, South Australia. Our customers can have peace of mind knowing that we fully control the quality of the product from design and manufacture to delivery.

Who owns APR tanks

APR tanks are part of the APR Manufacturing Group. We are an Australian, family-owned business who has been manufacturing locally since 1996.

What are APR tanks made from?

APR tanks are manufactured from virgin, UV20 stabilised polyethylene resin that is certified to AS/NZS 4766 standards for polyethylene storage tanks and AS/NZS 4020, suitable to be in contact with potable water.

What accessories and fittings does the tank come with?

All APR tanks are supplied with a mosquito-proof leaf strainer including a light guard, 90mm PVC overflow, 25mm brass outlet and ball valve. We also offer a range of quality assured pumps and accessories to assist you with your tank set-up. Click here to view our tank accessories.

Is there a warranty on my tank?

All slimline and round rainwater tanks come with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase. For full details refer to our Manufacturer's warranty.

Rainwater Tank Use

What capacity tank do I need?

There are a several factors to consider when choosing the best size rainwater tank:

  • Roof size or area
  • Intended use of the water (internal or external water supply)
  • Rainfall patterns in your area
  • Available space
  • Budget

APR offers tank sizes from 1,000L to 20,000L. Click here to view range

For more information about which tank best suits your needs please contact us

Is the tank water safe for drinking?

Our tanks are made from AS/NZS 4020:2006 certified food-grade, BPA-free material and are suitable for storage of potable water.
For additional information on use of rainwater for drinking please consult your local council or water authority.

Do I need to maintain my rainwater tank system?

Regular maintenance of your rainwater tank is recommended to keep debris and pests out. As a guide:

  • Tanks should be inspected for accumulation of sludge every 5-10 years
  • Regular maintenance inspections should be undertaken every 6 months
  • Regular cleaning of the leaf strainer, if being used as an inlet, needs to be at least every 3 months
  • If a wet system is used it also needs to be drained at least ever 3 months

It is also important to keep roofs and gutters clean as this will impact on water quality.

Delivery

What areas do you deliver to?

We currently offer delivery services to the Greater Adelaide region. This service includes tank delivery, positioning and site fit-out of your tank.

Click here to view our Free Delivery areas map.

How long will my tank take to be delivered?

APR tanks are committed to ensuring you tank is delivered to your property within 14 days of order placement. Our customer service team will liaise with you for the best day and time.  Our driver will confirm a delivery time on the day of despatch.

How many people are required to assist with the delivery?

Our delivery driver will require assistance on-site to ensure your tank is unloaded and positioned safely. The number of extra able-bodied people required onsite at the time of delivery is outlined below:

1,000L Slimline - 1 Person + Driver
3,000L Slimline - 3 People + Driver
2,500L Round - 1 Person + Driver
5,000L Round - 1 Person + Driver
10,000L Round - 2 People + Driver
15,000L Round - 2 People + Driver
20,000L Round - 3 People + Driver

What do I need to do to prepare for my tank delivery?

It is best that the tank base is prepared so, with assistance, the tank can be suitably placed.  Clear access is necessary. The driver will then fit out to your needs.

Installation

Do I need council approval to install a rainwater tank?

We recommend before purchasing a rainwater that you check with your local council if there are any planning or building regulations, or local health requirements in your area.

Find your local council here: https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/sa-councils/councils-listing

Do APR tanks install?

No. We offer a delivery and site-fit out service only. Providing site conditions are safe, our driver will assist with tank positioning and drill outlets and fit a valve / tap. If your rainwater tank is being plumbed for internal water supply e.g. toilets, laundry etc. it must be installed by a licensed plumber.

 

What is the best location to install a rainwater tank?

The size and shape of the tank will be a factor. You should also consider the following:

  • Ensure the area has a level, compacted base
  • Locate as close to the downpipes as possible
  • Locate out of direct sunlight to lower the water temperatureu

View site preparation information here

APR Tanks

Sales Office & Factory

29 - 33 Woomera Ave
Edinburgh
SA 5111

9:00am to 5:00pm
Mon to Fri

0477 998 444 (after hours)
(08) 8359 4999
sales@aprtanks.com.au

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