We have already seen the devastating results of the current bushfires in NSW and with weather conditions set to worsen, it is extremely important that precautions are taken around your home to help protect it from the threat of fires. In addition to having a bush fire survival plan, you need to consider having a Bushfire Resistant Tank that can help protect your home and also save you the cost of installing a new system in an event of a fire.
A plastic water or septic tank(s) during a fire will melt in the heat just when you need it the most. What you need is a Bushfire Resistant Tank that is durable and fire proof and can deliver you lifesaving water when you need it. During bushfires where homes had plastic wastewater treatment plants or plastic rainwater tanks, homeowners were left with a round pit of melted plastic, no water and/or evaporating sewerage. They were then faced with cleaning up the mess and the costs of installing a new system or tank, in addition to the heartache of losing their homes.
BioSeptic wastewater treatment systems use hardy concrete tanks and all treatment equipment is contained inside the tanks, preventing bushfire damage. During past bushfires, even when the house was devastated by fire, the BioSeptic tanks withstood the heat.
As an alternative, you may also want to consider installing a concrete rainwater tank that can be installed above or below the ground through Sydney Water Tanks. The concrete rainwater tank can be designed to have both retention and detention, providing a source of water to help fight fires. This tank can also have a stortz valve fitted for the fire fighters to connect to when it is needed the most.
In rural areas or where bushfires are a threat to homes, it is worth taking into consideration the implications of the type of wastewater treatment system or rainwater tank you choose. You can help protect your home and potentially save yourself money and inconvenience by installing a BioSeptic wastewater treatment system, or a Sydney Water Tank on your property.
Plastic tanks melt in a bushfire, concrete tanks will not.
Make sure you are taking all the precautions you can to help protect your home in the event of a fire. Call Sydney Water Tanks on 1800 041 111 or BioSeptic on 1300 658 111 to find out more about how a bushfire resistant tank can help you.