The Benefits of Off-The-Grid Water Systems

If you’re considering installing an off-the-grid water system in your home, you may be wondering if it’s worth it.

There are undoubtedly many benefits to having an off-the-grid water system, especially if you live in the hot and dry or remote areas around Australia, such as Far North Queensland. From being fantastic cost-saving options to ensuring you get through droughts with water to spare, off-the-grid water systems are a great idea for your home and business.

Take a look at our top off-the-grid water systems and the benefits of installing them. 

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Rain Catchment

Rain catchment is a great option if you’re planning on installing an off-the-grid water system. A large rainwater tank system can be positioned next to your property to take advantage of any rain that falls in your area. 

Rainwater systems can be as simple as having a large tank next to your home that catches and stores the water, or more complex, with the system utilising pumps and a plumbing system to filter the water as it is stored. Rainwater tanks are available in many different shapes, sizes and colours, meaning that they can be tailored to your needs and are easily concealable. 

With correct treatment, such as a filter and purification system to kill off any harmful bacteria, this water will be safe for human consumption.

Ponds, Rivers and Natural Springs

Having a large body of water on your property such as a pond, river or natural spring is a fantastic way of procuring off-the-grid water for your home.

They’re a great option that rarely runs out unless your area is being impacted by a severe drought. This makes them ultimately reliable. However, the water that is harvested from them must be carefully treated and tested often to ensure that it is safe for consumption. 

While the initial setup for these water systems may be complicated, especially if your home isn’t situated close to the body of water, they require little care once the suitable infrastructure and system is built around the water source.

Boreholes and Wells

Boreholes and wells are some of the most common off-the-grid water systems found throughout Australia. Boreholes and wells are fairly similar, often tapping into underground water that can be anywhere from 20 to 300 feet or more below the surface. 

The main difference between them is how they are created and how large they are. Installing a borehole or well into your property may be a bit costly at the start, however, the benefits more than make up for the initial investment. 

The borehole or well should last you many years into the future and have little to no ongoing costs. Water that is obtained from underground is often rich in minerals and chemical-free. Before drinking your water, ensure that you get a water quality test done to confirm that your water is safe to drink.

How to Make the Most out of Your Off-The-Grid Water System

Installing an off-the-grid water system is one of the most important steps to becoming more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.

Not only are you helping to reduce your impact on main water, but having a system in place can help to ensure that if anything was to happen, your home would have a reserve of fresh, clean water. With a reliable water system being so important, it’s pivotal that you make the most of it. 

Before you decide on the perfect system for your home, consider your area and the surrounding landscape. This will often help you decide on the most suited system for your home. Consider utilising what nature has provided and even utilise multiple systems if you need to to ensure that you never run out of water. 

Whichever system you choose to install, always make sure that you clean and maintain it properly so that it lasts and provides water for many years into the future. 

If you’ve decided to take the first step and install an off-the-grid bore water system on your property, we can help.

Get in touch or call (07) 4222 6666 our team today and we can assist in creating the perfect off-the-grid water system for your home.