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Australia has a generally hot, dry climate and fresh water is a limited and valuable commodity. Collection of rainfall from roof run-off is an ancient practice that dates back over 3000 years! Even in areas that receive mains water, many households collect rainwater in tanks to augment supplies or provide an alternative and renewable source of water. The Health Department guidelines for tank cleanliness state that “In addition to six-monthly inspections, tanks should be inspected every 2-3 years for the presence of accumulated sediments. If the bottom of the tank is covered with sediment the tank should be cleaned.” Scarily, decaying leaves, algae, faeces, and dead animals are commonly found in water tanks that aren’t regularly serviced!  

Using our specialised vacuum system, Gutter-Vac can clean your water tank while it is still full of water, leaving your tank debris and bacteria free. Our trained and qualified technicians will vacuum the floor of the water tank to remove all build-up of sludge and sediment. Our methods are environmentally friendly – they minimise water loss and use no chemicals, so you can be assured that we’re leaving your tank in even better condition than before.

See http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-enhealth-raintank-cnt-l~ohp-enhealth-raintank-cnt-l-1 for more information about water tank use and care.