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MEDIA RELEASE 13 June 2006

Flexible rainwater bladder-tanks stay out of sight and capture more water
With Level 3 water restrictions in effect in South East Queensland, a new design of water tank - rainwater bladder-tanks – are proving popular with local residents.

The 100 percent Australian designed system, called Rain Reviva, can capture up to 500 percent more water compared to the standard tank system and remain out of sight.

Traditional water tanks only capture water from one side of the roof, take up precious room in the back yard and are cumbersome to install. The new Rain Reviva bladder-tanks are sealed, flexible bladders, which are suitable to install under the house or deck and capture more rainwater because they use the entire surface area of the roof.

Local New Farm resident Scott Lamshed has found a new way to save water using a different type of rainwater tank, or bladder, that is installed under the house and uses the full surface area of the roof to capture water.

Scott Lamshed is one the first residents in Brisbane to install this Rain Reviva system.

“As well as being a keen gardener I’m also a bit of a greenie. With a bit of rain our 3,500L tank should fill fairly quickly.

“There is no way I was going to install an outdoor tank as there is no practical place to put it, and I don’t like the look of them. So from an aesthetic and logistical point of view a tank under the house was the most viable option. We’re also considering the use of grey water in the future,” said Lamshed.

Since Brisbane City Council’s announcement that it would rebate residents up to $750 for the installation of rainwater tanks, New Water, the suppliers of the Rain Reviva system, have experienced a 600% increase in the number of inquiries received.

In addition to the water tank, the system incorporates an ‘inlet diversion’ – a ‘swing arm’ system that efficiently diverts the rainwater from each downpipe into the water sacs – and a pump system that allows the water to be reticulated to the garden hose and other irrigation tools. Furthermore, a Rain Reviva system can be customised to enable a householder to use rainwater to flush toilets and other in-house functions.

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.

Pearce claims, “Up to 30,000 litres of water can be stored underneath a house using this style of tanking system, which can make a considerable difference to a household’s tap-water usage.”

“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 said.

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 litre bladder.

New Water sells the Rain Reviva system throughout the country. The system is sold as a full kit, which includes a pump and pressure control mechanism.

The water specialist company also provides grey water solutions to domestic properties throughout Australia.

Information at or 1300 552 695.

Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations. For further information please call David Lizzio or
Fiona Pennington on (02) 9413 4244.

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