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    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2017
     
    What ho one and all,

    When we built the house, we installed a 6000 litre rainwater collection tank to be used for toilet flushing and garden.

    The filter in the tank works pretty well for getting rid of some crud, but inevitably, micro dust, pollen, etc. gets through. I image the bottom of the tank to have quite a layer of 'sludge.' Because some of it is more or less floating, it also gets pumped to the loft tank (which must have a similar layer) and by gravity feed, to the cisterns.

    If I open a cistern, there is a layer of sediment everywhere. As such, it is not a problem but I do wonder if it is possible to filter the water before it gets into the loft tank or toilets. If so, what are the suggestions?

    Additionally, is there a super easy way to clean out the garden and loft tank? Obviously they would have to be emptied, but how do actually clean them without too much hassle, particularly the loft tank. Don't want water splashing everywhere.

    Toodle pip and thanks

    Rex
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2017
     
    A sand filter is one way to clean water.
    • CommentAuthordathi
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2017
     
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