Thinkwater has a large range of tanks and water filtration products.
There are several common sources of household drinking water.
- Town supply. Your water is reticulated directly to your property in an underground network installed, maintained and treated by a public utility organisation. Usually your local council and you pay rates that cover the cost of the infrastructure.
- Rain water. This is usually harvested from your roof and stored in a tank then pumped into your house.
- Bore water. Depending on the depth of bore, this will either be pulled from the ground using a surface-mounted pump or in the case of deep wells the water will be pushed up using a submersible pump immersed in the water aquifer. In either case the water may be pumped directly to the house or else more commonly stored in a tank and then pumped to the house.
- River or stream water. Depending on the elevation difference between the stream and the house, this water will be pumped directly to the house or once again stored in a tank and then pumped to the house.
- Lake or pond water. As per 4 above.
So, what are the pitfalls associated with these water sources?
- Generally, if your water is from a local authority, you should be confident that it meets drinking water standards prescribed by the Health Department. However there are some areas where people are not happy with council water and they will take further steps to improve the taste and odour of their water. If this is necessary we can advise on available options.