In this article, you’ll learn how easy it is to create the best rainwater you can from your water tank.
The Challenges With Rain Water
RAINWATER IS ACIDIC
Rainwater is acidic because the rainwater absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Acidic water can cause numerous health problems and degrades the pipework in your home over time.
If you see blue-green staining on basins, in the toilet, spa or the bath, blue-green staining is generally copper. The acidic rainwater is eating at the copper pipe, and that's what you see on your appliances and pipes. Left unresolved, this will eventually leave holes in your pipework leading to other problems like mould and mildew.
BACTERIA GROWS IN THE WATER
Rainwater, or any type of water, needs to be purified to remove bugs, sediment, bacteria and debris before it’s used in the home. This is well taken care of with a simple Rain Water Tank Filter and UV light.
What Can You Do About Rain Water?
FILTER ALL THE WATER IN YOUR HOME
Simply get a 20” x 4.5” Big Blue Rain Water Tank Filter. It will stop most of the bugs, debris and sediment but not all of it.
To ensure you kill the bacteria, you need a UV Light, especially if your tank is full of leaves or is dirty. There will be plenty of bacteria in there, so there is a greater need for extra precaution.
If you’re not going to put on a UV light, then an Aragon cartridge is a must.
Types Of Whole House Systems
Standard and Low Pressure.
Both have high flow capability and are suitable for all homes, no matter how many people use the water. These systems also cater for those with gravity fed water and those who require a water pump to push it through. The systems are available with UltraViolet Treatment to kill nasty bacteria that could be present in your water due to leaves and other debris that may get caught in your gutters.
USE A WHOLE HOUSE UV LIGHT WITH YOUR RAINWATER TANK FILTER TO KILL BACTERIA
Once you’ve stopped the bugs, you’ll need to treat all the bacteria, especially if your tank or gutters are full of debris and dirt. A UV light should be installed with your Rain Water Tank Filter to ensure the water coming into your home is entirely free of bacteria.
We recommend using Hydrosil to disinfect your pipe network after the UV light so that all of your pipework is bug-free as well. Otherwise, you may still have bacteria growing inside of your pipes.
We also recommend having a single Aragon under the sink for your drinking for times when the power goes out.
INSTALL A pH ELEVATION VESSEL TO PROTECT YOUR PIPES
Rainwater is generally acidic, with a pH anywhere between 5.0 and 6.0. To avoid the health risks that come with consuming acidic water, you’ll want to do whatever you can to get that pH back up to 7.
If you’ve got acidic rainwater flowing into your home, after a while, you’ll notice the pipes and basins going blue-green. That’s the copper getting eaten away by the acidic water. When you’re on tank water, the best way to do this is to install a pH Elevation Vessel, which you’ll find on this page below.
IF YOU HAVE A CONCRETE WATER TANK
If you have a concrete water tank, the lime will be leaching through the walls making your water more alkaline. So you will not need to install a pH elevation filter.
If you haven’t got a concrete tank, your water will likely be acidic, and you’ll need to give it some attention. pH Elevation vessels are an excellent way to go if you want to avoid having acidic water slowly eating away at your copper pipes.
POINT OF USE WATER FILTERS
UV LIGHT UNDER THE SINK
You can get a UV steriliser on a water filter to go under the sink in the kitchen, and it’ll work fine.
However, UV systems under the sink create a lot of heat, and you’ll find that because the electricity is always on underneath the sink, the water gets hot and stays hot.
Another disadvantage to having a UV system under the sink is that you have no disinfection for your water if the power goes off. I would much prefer people use a Ceramic or even an Aragon filter under their sink; that way, your water is filtered right there at the point of use, and you’re good to go.
pH ELEVATION/STRUCTURED WATER
You can have a pH elevation system to elevate the pH to the ideal pH level that we are looking for - 7pH. You don't want to be drinking acidic rainwater, ever. It’s just not great news.
If you want to create the best rainwater you can, it all comes back to the structure of the water.
The Grander Rod
The Grander Rod is constantly emitting a frequency. It opens the molecular structure of the water and creates live water. The bacteria attach to the available oxygen; the harmful bacteria deteriorates while the good bacteria continue to thrive. Over time, the whole ecosystem of the water slowly shifts, and the structure of the water improves significantly.
You simply hang a Grander Rod inside your water tank, and there is no heavy build-up.
You would, as usual, have a first flush off the shed/roof as that’s a vital step in keeping your tank water clean. You want clean gutters and a first flush before the water flows into your tank.
Then the Grander Rod steps in to do the work.
Once that water comes out, it won't have any bacteria after it’s been there for some time because it creates its own life with the healthy bacteria that we human beings need.
Inside The Home
Whatever your needs are for water filtration, we can take care of you at all levels.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.