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
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
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
“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
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
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
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 www.newwater.com.au 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.