A Complete Guide To Downpipe Diverter.

Collecting rainwater from the sky is a great way to conserve water and use it for various purposes around your home and garden. It is never too late to start learning about downpipe diverters that can help you make use of collected rainwater. This article is the ideal read for someone who is looking to install downpipe diverters in Australia.

 With the appropriate equipment tools, this can be quite an enjoyable task and can help you contribute to our planet’s well-being. There are different systems that you can install within your property and downpipe water diverter kits that can help you get started in no time. First, let’s learn about the basics.

What Is Rain Water Harvesting?

 Rainwater harvesting is the process of  collecting and storing rainwater. This can be collected as easily as finding water that pours on the roofs of our homes. Stemming from practices that were performed during the Neolithic Age, this process is environmentally friendly.

The Benefits Of Rain Water Harvesting:

Harvesting rainwater is an excellent way to become self-reliant.. Outlined below are some of the benefits of rainwater harvesting:

  • There is no need to rely on treated water from public systems anymore
  • If it does not rain enough, rainwater harvest can be used.
  • Rainwater is better for crops and plants, considering it is not chlorinated or mixed with anything.
  • Flooding and drainage issues caused by rains are avoided.
  • Harvesting systems are portable, which can be particularly convenient if you decide to relocate.

What Is A Downpipe Water Diverter?

A downpipe water diverter is a device that helps connect your property’s roofline drainage to a water storage tank. These rainwater diverters come in many different designs and shapes, such as  square rainwater diverters, round rainwater diverters and rigid to flexible rainwater diverters with different finishes that blend in better with your current roofline drainage system.

A Downpipe rainwater diverter can come with many different features that can help you in times of need. For example, if you’re experiencing an overflow, the bypass function can help drain the water.

How Does A Rainwater Diverter Work?

A rainwater diverter is attached to a downpipe that runs down from the roofline, towards the ground and helps divert some of the rainwater into storage tanks. This is an alternative system that doesn’t direct the water to a drainage system.

How Can You Fit A Rain Water Diverter?

Installing a rainwater diverter is simple, to which you can easily complete the task yourself, without the assistance of a professional. All you need is to simply cut the downpipe in your desired place and place the diverter in the cut-out section. The shoe or hose is attached to the system can simply be fixed to the side or on the top of a storage tank where the water will be stored eventually.

Another way of fitting a rainwater diverter easily is if it were designed as a downpipe joint or a gutter bracket, in which case all that will be needed is the diverter to be connected to two sections of downpipes.

With rain water diverter systems, you can save a lot of money. We usually pay a metered amount for the amount of water we use for gardening, cleaning, daily chores and more. If you start storing your own rainwater, you can save a significant amount of money and enjoy chemical-free water. If you are looking for a professional who can help you with these systems, reach out to us at Froggys today. For more information on a downpipe diverter kit or for competitive pricing of our Downpipe Diverter at Bunnings, call us at 0425 852 621 or send an email to info@froggys.com.au.