Here in South-East Queensland, we have recently heard much of the role of rainwater tanks in bushfire zones; providing a water source to fight fire and protect properties while waiting for help. Many of those living in bushfire prone areas rely on rainwater as their only water source. Not only do they have the challenge of conserving water, but they also have the added concern of potential contamination of tank water due to the smoke and fallout debris from the fires.
The Queensland Government has produced information highlighting the risks; strategies to mitigate those risks and recommendations for re-establishing a safe water source after the bushfire risk has passed. That’s wher rainwater tank cleaning and water sanitisation are needed to restore the safety of the rainwater supply.