How To Maintain Your Fully Integrated System

  1. Rooftops - Rooftops should be cleaned regularly to avoid contamination of the runoff. During dry weather, dust, leaves, animal excrement and dead insects accumulate on the roof.  Make sure that the roof is cleaned before the rainy season starts, followed by a monthly check to keep it clean.
  2. Gutters - Ensure that the gutters are free from leaves - consider installing gutter mesh.
  3. Pre-Filtration - Regularly check the pre-filtration device/s to ensure that it is free from leaves and that rainwater can pass through.
  4. Tank Screen - If there is a tank screen in the lid of the tank, clean it if full of debris.
  5. First Flush Diverter - If a first flush diverter is installed, check and clean it out on a monthly basis. Ensure the diverter is dripping out sufficiently to reset the system.
  6. Keeping your tank Clean - Inspect the inside of the tank every 3 months to make sure that leaf litter has not built up in the bottom of the tank. A properly designed system should not allow leaves and other material to get into the tank.
  7. Water Quality – Please remember that water collected from a roof will not be clean and seeing that the water will be a mixture of both rainwater and municipal water, consult an installer with experience in installing water filtration systems.
  8. Keeping your water Fresh- Draw up a roster for your tank and rotate/circulate the water at a set interval by using the water for a few days to get the water level down inside your tank, whereafter you can fill it up with fresh municipal water. You could use the water to wash your car, fill up the pool, water the garden etc
  9. Filters - If any filters are installed before or after the pressure pump and/ or water tank then please ensure they are cleaned and/or replaced as per the installer and manufacturer recommendations.
  10. UV Light - If a UV light is installed replace the globe as per the manufacturer recommendations.