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  • Does Your Poly Tank Comply With AS/NZS 4766?
    All Poly Tanks Comply with AS NZS 4766 Australian standards for manufacturing poly tanks are NOT legally enforced laws It is commonly thought that if there is an Australian standard that it must have been legislated by the Australian government Rather standards like AS NZS 4766 are recommendations developed by an organisation called Standards Australia for manufacturers who wish to build a higher quality product Compliance to it is voluntary unless the product is regulated by Government Furthermore if a company claims their poly tanks are certified to the AS NZS 4766 this does not guarantee that yours will be It is actually left up to a manufacturer to ensure quality processes are followed so that all requirements are met Six Ways to Inspect a Poly Tank for Compliance The AS NZS 4766 standard requires that manufacturer pass a strict set of tests Some specified requirements that you can physically look for include Your poly tanks must be constructed as one piece there should be no side seams Radius of rim around tank s base must be a minimum of 25mm for tanks up to a 1 8m diameter Tanks over a 1 8m diameter must have a minimum base radius of 38mm An installation guide must be supplied with your tank A tank serial number to be marked on your tank No section of the tank should be thinner than 4 5mm Receive Standards Assurance with Certification As a lay person there is only so much you can check Often you will choose a tank colour particular size fitting locations and then your tank will be manufactured as specified How can you confirm your poly tank really complies before you order it and have it made Standards Australia have registered certifying agencies who will come out to a manufacturer and perform rigorous tests for the standard For a poly tank manufacturer to receive certification for AS NZS 4766 poly tanks are put through a rigid set of tests to ensure that they comply If they pass then a certificate is issued So ask your tank supplier for the certificate or certification number associated with the claimed standard Note that a tank manufacturer might be certified for AS NZS 4766 at the time the certifying authority performed their tests You want to know however that when your tank is made that quality processes will be maintained to ensure your actual tank complies This is where the importance of the International standard ISO 9001 2008 Quality management systems comes into play It provides you with assurance that the manufacturer has quality processes in place that will reliably produce the same quality product each and every time Ensure your poly tank is independently certified for both AS NZS 4766 2006 Polyethylene storage tanks for water and chemicals and ISO 9001 2008 Quality management systems Clark Tanks are certified to both and certification costs more but given our experience and streamlined manufacturing processes we provide still very competitive prices If you have found

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  • Poly Water Tanks Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    s a Better Water Tank Which Water Tank Supplier About Us Testimonials Clark Tanks World Class Design Build Value Contact Us Clark Tanks in Queensland Clark Tanks in Victoria Clark Tanks in NSW Get a Quote Home Knowledge Base Poly Water Tanks Articles Articles for Poly Water Tanks page 2 How Can I Tell a Quality Water Tank from a Cheap One Every industry where there is a product or service sold will have those who say their product is better and higher quality The word quality is an easy word to attach whether it is higher quality produce in burgers and pizzas or better quality electronic devices Some people don t mind spending a little more f Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Poly Water Tanks Water Tank Standards Tags as nz 4766 buyers guide cheap water tanks iso 9001 quality water tanks rainwater tanks Previous Page Get a Free Quote Enter your name Phone number Email address Region NSW South Qld North Qld VIC TEST Postcode How can we help you Article Search Search Browse by Topic Buying Water Tanks Farm Water Planning Government Compliance Poly Storage Tanks Poly Water Tanks Stock Water Planning Tank Accessories Tank Maintenance Tanks Made From Victoria Water Quality Water Tank Installation Water Tank Maintenance Water Tank Standards Article Tags aquaplate water tanks as nz 4766 base preparation buyers guide cheap water tanks chemical tanks farm water galvanised steel water tanks groundwater industrial tanks iso 9001 livestock manufacturing mosquitoes poly tanks potable water primary industries private dams quality water tanks rainwater rainwater tanks rules regulations rural water salinity small water tanks stainless steel water tanks steel water tanks stock water stormwater surface water sustainable water tank accessories fittings tank foundations tank installation tank maintenance uv stabilisation water carting water diverter water quality water

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  • Water Tank Installation Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    in NSW Get a Quote Home Knowledge Base Water Tank Installation Articles Articles for Water Tank Installation page 2 Protecting Your Rainwater Tank Against Mosquitoes Rainwater tanks are an important alternate water supply for topping up your swimming pool garden toilet or washing clothes Whether you just purchased a property with a water tank plumbed in or are about to install a rainwater tank you need to ensure your tank is well maintains and mosquito proof Mosquitoes can pas Read Article Categories Tank Maintenance Water Tank Installation Tags mosquitoes tank maintenance water quality water storage Preparing the Base for a New Poly Water Tank So you ve chosen your tank size picked a colour that suits your house or shed worked out the best price and now it s been delivered to your property What s the next step Apart from the careful selection of the size and shape of your tank one of the most important factors in the installation of a Read Article Categories Water Tank Installation Tags base preparation poly tanks tank foundations Previous Page Get a Free Quote Enter your name Phone number Email address Region NSW South Qld North Qld VIC TEST Postcode How can we help you Article Search Search Browse by Topic Buying Water Tanks Farm Water Planning Government Compliance Poly Storage Tanks Poly Water Tanks Stock Water Planning Tank Accessories Tank Maintenance Tanks Made From Victoria Water Quality Water Tank Installation Water Tank Maintenance Water Tank Standards Article Tags aquaplate water tanks as nz 4766 base preparation buyers guide cheap water tanks chemical tanks farm water galvanised steel water tanks groundwater industrial tanks iso 9001 livestock manufacturing mosquitoes poly tanks potable water primary industries private dams quality water tanks rainwater rainwater tanks rules regulations rural water salinity small water tanks stainless steel

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  • Preparing the Base for a New Poly Water Tank
    suitable base must be a solid flat surface Your manufacturer will be able to provide recommendations but generally the best options are bases made of concrete or boxed compacted crusher dust Crusher dust is available from nursery suppliers and is a mix of small crushed rock and fines When compacted it binds together tightly creating a strong stable surface for placing your tank The crusher dust must be boxed in with some sort of retaining structure e g retaining beams bricks to prevent it washing away over time Concrete is the best base for a slimline tank because the shape of the tank tall and narrow means a risk of the tank tipping over if not on a solid base Tank stands are another option for the tank base but must be strong enough to hold the weight of the tank when full Use hardwood decking with gaps no greater than 10mm Regardless of the materials you choose the ground must be compacted before laying the concrete or crusher dust and the base must be carefully laid and finished to ensure it is flat and level Given the importance of the finished base it may be worth considering getting help from someone experienced in concreting to ensure you get the base right Alternatively if you re using crusher dust it is vital you use appropriate compacting equipment to get the best result Types of Bases to Avoid for Poly Water Tanks An unsound base or a base which erodes may void your poly tank manufacturer s warranty Take care to avoid the following Rocky and uneven ground with little preparation causes under mining of the base of the tank and sharp objects can protrude through Bricks or timber sleepers as these can move or erode over time Corrugated iron decking should never be used as it is unstable and may stress the tank and cause the tank to fail You should also take the time to ensure there are no tree roots that are likely to intrude on your tank s base area over time Do I need to leave space around my tank base Yes a larger base provides stronger foundations and reduces the risk of erosion and the foundation slipping If your foundations are poor then your tank warranty can be compromised and or your tank ruined under the weight of a full tank of water How much space should you leave If you are installing a slimline poly tank then a 100mm space around each side of the tank is normally sufficient For round poly tanks the base should be at least 500mm greater than the tank diameter Most importantly always follow your manufacturers instructions to ensure you meet the requirements of the warranty Clark Tanks has detailed instructions for preparing your base and installing your water tank If you have any further questions contact our friendly team today Categories Water Tank Installation Tags base preparation poly tanks tank foundations Share Article Get a Free Quote Enter

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  • Small Water Tank Options for Storing Rainwater on Limited Property Space
    2015 from 427m 2 2014 Source UDIA 2016 State of the Land Report Smaller Rainwater Tank Models With shrinking plot sizes it is quite possible that when it comes to buying a rainwater tank you will have limited space to work with If this is you then Clark Tanks have several smaller tank options that might be of interest Also keep in mind that two or more rainwater tanks can also be coupled together 1 Slimline Water Tanks Slimline tanks are designed for narrow spaces on your property They are best placed along the side of your house or fence line If placing near your boundary check with your council as normally they need to be more than 500mm within Clark Tank s slimline tanks are available from 2 000 litres up to 5 000 litres They combine visual appeal with industry leading integral strength Their durability and light weight allows homeowners to change the tank s location to fit in with the changing style of their home 2 Round Water Tanks While the traditional corrugated round 5000 gallon water tanks are a popular option you may not have the luxury of being able to install a tank this large Thankfully round water tanks can also be purchased in smaller sizes from 1 000 up to 10 000 litres in capacities which can be joined together Clark Tanks round water tanks are designed with stylish good looks and are available in a range of colours The traditional ribbed profile ensures maximum integral strength which means that full or empty the shape of your rainwater tank will remain the same 3 Underground Water Tanks If you have limited space above ground then you might want to consider going with an underground storage tank The beauty of having an underground water tank is that they remain entirely out of sight Depending on the type of underground tank you can place them under pavement under your driveway or under the lawn in your front or back yard Clark Tanks offers compact underground poly tanks that are great for storing rainwater from your roof or stormwater harvested from ground surface areas 1 600 litres 350 gallons 3 000 litres 660 gallons 5 000 litres 1 100 gallons These Li Lo underground tanks only require shallow excavation You only need a hole about 1 metre deep 1 3 metres for the largest 5 000L size They are also modular in design and can be linked to increase your overall storage capacity Final Remarks on Small Rainwater Tanks While smaller rainwaters tanks might be easier to install we recommend consulting a plumber who is licensed in your state and has experience plumbing in water tanks Especially if you a looking to connect two or more water tanks together Clark Tanks manufacture a wide range of rainwater tanks to suit almost any situation and can advise on the most cost effective tanks suitable to your needs We have friendly staff who would be happy to advise and

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  • 'Poly Tanks' Tagged Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from stainless steel is one that you ve probably stumbled across This article aims to provide an analy Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags poly tanks rainwater tanks stainless steel water tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons Galvanised Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from traditional galvanised steel is one that you may have come across This article aims to provide an a Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags galvanised steel water tanks poly tanks rainwater tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons AQUAPLATE Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from BlueScope s AQUAPLATE steel is one that you ve probably stumbled across This article aims to Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags aquaplate water tanks poly tanks rainwater tanks steel water tanks water tank comparisons Preparing the Base for a New Poly Water Tank So you ve chosen your tank size picked a colour that suits your house or shed worked out the best price and now it s been delivered to your property What s the next step Apart from the careful selection of the size and shape of your tank one of the most important factors in the installation of a Read Article Categories Water Tank Installation Tags base

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  • Maintaining Water Quality in Your Rainwater Tank
    find their way into your tank Your overflow should also be screened to prevent frogs and the like finding their way up and into your tank Finally maintaining your rainwater tanks required inspect inside your tank for evidence of mosquitoes insects or algae every few months In addition every three years if you do not have a water tank cleaning device installed then you should clean sludge that builds up at the bottom of your water tank This can be quite difficult and requires a special vacuum We recommend that you hire a professional who is insured and can warrant their work Rainwater Catchment Area Having dealt with your water tank it is also important to keep your roof and gutters in good condition You should inspect and clean your roof gutters tank inlets and outlets and screens every 6 months Whenever you clean your roof always disconnect the pipe from your tank first to ensure dirty water doesn t find its way into your stored rainwater As far as water tank accessories are concerned there are several devices that you can install to collect higher quality water and reduce debris entering your tank Water diverters are the main accessory people install We recommend installing downpipe water diverters These divert the first litres of rainwater that collects dust and sediment away from your tank into a downpipe Rainwater heads are also recommended which are special strainers installed at the top of your downpipe that comes from your gutter Gutter guards can also be installed along the top of your gutters to further reduce and debris leaves insects and the like Finally your surrounding environment also impacts upon your water quality Nearby vegetation or trees that have branches overhanging your house should be cut back to reduce leaf accumulation This will also help reduce animals scampering across your roof If you live in an area with bats or lots of birds and they happen to love flying over or perch on your house then it is recommended that you more inspect and clean your roof more often You should really install filtration and chlorinate your water Tank Fittings Pipes and Filtration The third area to ensure you receive quality rainwater safe to drink is with your tank fittings plumbing and filtration It is important that the fittings on your tank are made of food grade materials As with your rainwater tank they should comply with the Australian Standard AS NZS 4020 Products for use in contact with drinking water If you have a steel tank it is important to use fittings made from steel that is recommended by the manufacturer Dissimilar metals will often corrode against each For example galvanised steel and copper are bad for Aquaplate and Zincalume steels PVC piping should also be approved for food There are two types ones that contain lead to be avoided entirely and ones that do not Lead is poisonous and harmful to babies and children who are still developing and can occur

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  • 'Rainwater Tanks' Tagged Articles - Knowledge Base - Clark Tanks
    but some have reservations about bathing showering or drinking rainwater If your rainwater tank is made of materials that are safe for use in contact with drinking water and your rainwater harvesting system is maint Read Article Categories Poly Storage Tanks Water Quality Water Tank Standards Tags potable water rainwater rainwater tanks water quality water usage Benefits of Using Multiple Tanks to Capture Rainwater Once you know how many litres of storage you need for your rainwater system you might naturally then go looking for the one tank that can store all your water Having two or more tanks in your rainwater harvesting system however can offer a number of advantages If the worst happens and your tank springs a leak Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tags buyers guide rainwater tanks water storage water tank prices Rainwater Tank Styles What Types are Best for You So you are interested in buying a rainwater tank but perhaps unsure what style of tank to go for In this article we will take you through some things to consider to help you choose the right tank for your property Identifying Good Tank Locations When buying a rainwater tank for your home it is Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Poly Water Tanks Tags buyers guide poly tanks rainwater tanks water tank comparisons ZINCALUME Steel Water Tanks vs Poly Tanks When looking for a rainwater tank for your property you will find many tanks on the market that are made from different materials If you have investigated steel tanks in particular then rainwater tanks fabricated from BlueScope s ZINCALUME steel is one that you ve probably stumbled across This article aims to Read Article Categories Buying Water Tanks Tanks Made From Tags aquaplate water tanks poly tanks rainwater tanks steel water tanks water

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