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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 government.

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 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.

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