MEDIA RELEASE 1 May 2006
Flexible rainwater bladder-tanks stay out of sight in Faulconbridge
Rainwater bladder-tanks - a new design of water tank that are flexible enough to
fit under the house - are proving increasingly popular and can capture up to
500% more water compared to the standard tank system.
The system, called Rain Reviva, was ideal for Faulconbridge resident Peter Crow
who personally installed a Rain Reviva bladder-tank that can hold a total of
4,000 litres of rain water.
“We wanted to make space under a recently added sunroom useful,” Crowe said.
“With the restrictions on water, we decided to put in a rainwater tank, but
weren’t happy with what was around. Then we stumbled across Rain Reviva, which
was perfect because of space under the sunroom.
“We use the water from the Rain Reviva system to water our vegetable garden and
to wash the car.
“By installing the Rain Reviva system and using other water conservation
methods, our water bill has dropped by 20%.
“We are very happy with the Rain Reviva, it was a good investment,” Crowe said.
A traditional water tank will only capture water from one side of the roof,
whereas the Rain Reviva system installed under the house uses the entire
catchment surface area of the roof, which means that more rainwater is diverted
into the tank.
Andrew Pearce, CEO of New Water, the suppliers of Rain Reviva tanks, believes
they work far more effectively than the traditional tank, which is not able to
capture water in the same way and typically takes much longer to fill.
“Rain Reviva bladder-tanks helps NSW homeowners comply with the Building
Sustainability Index System (BASIX) that was introduced in 2004 to reduce water
usage in homes by 40 percent,” Mr Pearce said.
“In fact, up to 30,000 litres of water can be stored underneath a house using
our tanking system, which can make a considerable difference to a household’s
“Homeowners need to think seriously about how rainwater tanks can make a real
difference, and we believe this is the best way to harness rainwater and store
the water. The fact that the tanks stay out of site is an obvious bonus,” he
The 100 percent Australian system was invented by Malcolm Gordon, Director of
New Water, who has worked in the water treatment industry for over 20 years and
has developed a reputation as one of the leading experts in the construction of
practical solutions to water treatment problems faced by both domestic and
In addition to the bladder-like tank, the system incorporates an ‘inlet
diversion’ – a ‘swing arm’ system - that efficiently diverts the rainwater from
each downpipe into the water sacs. A pump system then allows the water to be
reticulated to a range of devices from the garden hose and the pool to
sprinkling systems and even the washing machine and dishwasher.
Rain Reviva systems range in price, depending on the size and number of bladders
being installed, but typically start at around $2,000 to $2,500 for a 2,200
Rain Reviva is sold by New Water throughout the country. The system is sold as a
full kit, which includes a pump and pressure control mechanism.
New Water is a water specialist company that provides water management solutions
throughout Australia. The company is also in the process of launching a system
that recycles household grey-water. The company is currently franchising in NSW.
Information at www.rainreviva.com.au
or 1300 552 695.
Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call Fiona Pennington on (02) 9413 4244.