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MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2007

New Zealand residents capture more rainwater with unique bladder-tanks
New Zealand residents are installing a new design of rainwater tank an innovative bladder-tank that is flexible enough to fit under the house.

New Water's Rain Reviva bladder-tank is unique in New Zealand as it is flexible enough to fit under a house or deck and can capture water from the entire surface area of the roof, collecting up to 300 percent more water than a standard tank system.

Local sales representative, Ralph Crewe, introduced Australian company New Water to New Zealand in 2006. Ralph said he has been busy doing quotations and installations across New Zealand and the Cook Islands as interest in the bladder-tanks continues to grow.

"I have spoken to about 7,000 people in different trade shows and garden expos across the country and everyone thinks the Rain Reviva concept is great. People can quickly visualise the bladder-tank installed under their deck or house where space is usually wasted," he said.

"Homeowners need to think seriously about how rainwater tanks can make a real difference and we believe this is the best way to harness and store rainwater. The fact that the tanks stay out of sight is an obvious bonus," Ralph said.

Rainwater captured by the Rain Reviva is typically used for washing cars, watering the garden, flushing the toilet and even operating the washing machine.

The Australian made system was invented by Malcolm Gordon, Operations Manager of New Water, who has worked in the water industry for over 20 years. He is one of the leading experts in the construction of practical solutions to water treatment and storage challenges faced by both domestic and commercial entities.

The Rain Reviva patented system incorporates an inlet that efficiently diverts the rainwater from each downpipe into the bladders and when they are full, ensures the excess water reverts back to the stormwater outlet. A pump system then allows the water to be reticulated to a range of devices such as the garden hose, the pool, sprinkling systems, the washing machine and dishwasher.

The Rain Reviva bladder-tanks come in a range of sizes, which can be linked for extra capacity and capture up to 30,000 litres of water.

It is sold by New Water throughout the country as a full kit, which includes a pump and pressure control mechanism. The pumps, which can be adjusted to any pressure as required, can suit individual homeowners and commercial applications such as garden centres or nurseries.

Some local councils across New Zealand offer rebates on rainwater tanks.

New Water also sells a system that recycles household grey water, called the Aqua Reviva. Ralph foresees a good future for the Aqua Reviva in New Zealand in the next few years, especially for rural areas and beach developments.

For a free consultation, call 0800 4 639 92837 (0800 4 NEW WATER) or to find further information visit

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For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Teanne Ryan on +612 9413 4244.

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