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MEDIA RELEASE 13 June 2007

Locals save more water with innovative rainwater tank
An environmentally savvy couple in Wanganui has recently added a unique rainwater tank to their growing earth-saving devices.

The Rain Reviva bladder-tank system from New Water is flexible enough to fit under a house or deck and can capture up to 300 percent more water than a standard tank system.

The Herdman family installed the system in March this year to utilise the rain they received rather than see it go to waste.

"We have always been very water conscious so instead of seeing all that rain going down the drain, we decided to capture it and use it. It is also absolutely fantastic showering in fresh rainwater," Mrs Herdman said.
"Being able to store the tank under the house is also a huge advantage for people like us living in town who have limited space," she said.
After success across Australia, New Water began doing business in New Zealand in 2006. Local sales representative, Ralph Crewe, has been busy doing quotations and installations across New Zealand and the Cook Islands as interest in the bladder-tanks continues to grow.

Andrew Pearce, CEO of New Water, believes they work far more effectively than traditional tanks.

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

The Australian made system was invented by Malcolm Gordon, Operations Manager 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 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 and even 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.

New Water also sells a system that recycles household grey water, called the Aqua Reviva.

New Water is a founding member of the Australian Grey Water Institute, which endeavours to educate governments and households about the benefits of grey water treatment.

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

Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Teanne Ryan or Kim Larochelle on +61 2 9413 4244.

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