Did You Know?
It is recommended by the Australian Department of Health that water tanks be inspected every 2 – 3 years for accumulation of sediment which can lead to harmful bacteria building up and possibly causing vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea among other health issues.
Over time sediment builds up in your water tank, which is called sludge. This sludge is usually made up of organic matter consisting of leaves, dirt, critters…dead or alive, and their faeces etc, which then ends up settling as a biofilm on the bottom of your tank creating a perfect haven for bacteria.
It is important to ensure the rainwater collected in your tank remains clean and contaminant free, especially if you use it for washing, cleaning and most importantly drinking. Hence, proper cleaning and maintenance of your water tank is important, as it helps to extend the life of your tank pump, water filters and household appliances that are plumbed into your rainwater.
Gone are the days of emptying your tank and getting in with a bucket and shovel to remove all the “crap” and sediment.