MEDIA RELEASE 25 August 2006
Capture more water with new innovative tanks
An innovative company has designed a new system using water tanks that are
flexible enough to fit under a house or be built into a slab.
Australian company New Water has invented the Rain Reviva system with bladder
style tanks or in-slab tanks, which are ideal for residents who have limited
space or prefer to ‘hide’ rainwater tanks away under their house or deck.
The unique Rain Reviva system reduces the need for an expensive underground tank
or a more traditional above ground tank.
In addition, Rain Reviva uses the entire surface area of the roof as its
catchment, which means that more rainwater is diverted into the tank, unlike
traditional water tanks that only capture water from one side of the roof.
Rain Reviva bladder-tanks are made of a tough, polymer fabric called Aeon and
come in a range of sizes from 2,000 litres to 7,000 litres which can be linked
to hold up to 30,000 litres
The Rain Reviva In-Slab tank is a rigid tank that replaces a typical waffle pod
and can be incorporated into the concrete slab of new houses without affecting
the integrity of the slab. The In-Slab tanks work by storing the captured
rainwater in a number of interconnected pods or ‘cells’.
Andrew Pearce is CEO of New Water, the suppliers and installers of Rain Reviva
systems, and 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 site is an obvious
bonus,” Mr Pearce said.
“These new water tanks are proving increasingly popular and can capture water
significantly faster compared to the standard tank system.
“In fact, Rain Reviva bladder tanks can capture up to 30,000 litres of water,
which can make a considerable difference to a household’s mains pressure water
usage,” he said.
“The In-Slab tanks have a 660 litre capacity per unit, although number of units
that can be incorporated into the slab is limited only by the size and type of
slab,” Pearce said.
Prices typically start at around $2,000 to $2,500 for a Rain Reviva system using
bladder-tanks of up to 4,000 litres.
The Rain Reviva In-Slab unit costs $2,050 for 3 pods holding 2,000 litres.
Many homeowners may be eligible for a rebate from their state or local
The company also sells a system that recycles household grey-water, called the
Aqua Reviva. The Rain Reviva and Aqua Reviva systems are sold by New Water
throughout the country as a full kit.
Information on both systems is available at
www.newwater.com.au or call 1300 552 695 (1 300 NEW WATER).
Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call Fiona Pennington on (02) 9413 4244.