It’s been dry around here until recently – unusually dry. A couple weekends ago we installed a new 5,000 litre watertank to complement our existing 9,000 litre water tank. What good timing it was as over the last week the heavens have opened!
We opted for a plastic tank, as they have a long lifespan in the slimline size. We were originally planning for a steel tank, but were advised in a slimline size they are liable to fail a lot earlier than plastic ones.
Our rainwater tanks are connected to one another, so if one tank fills the water flows into the other. The 9000 litre tank we’ve had for a number of years has been empty for a while recently. We’ve got a simple rain gauge in the garden, and we’ve estimated after only 80mm of rain, both tanks filled to the brim.
Over the last week we’ve gotten over 175mm of rain – a wonderful soaking for the soil and a great start to the spring growing season just around the corner!