What Should I Do If My Rainwater Tank Runs Dry?

Pumps2You offer exceptional water pump solutions, including rainwater pumps and accessories.

As an expert supplier of rainwater pump equipment for both small domestic applications and large projects, we are frequently called upon to deliver lasting solutions.

In recent months, many Australian households, businesses and organisations have sought independence from their mains and town water supply.

As a result, we have received a high number of enquiries relating to rainwater collection and storage.

If you have recently purchased, or are looking to purchase a rainwater tank, not only will you need to collect and store your water, but you will also need to move your water and have it accessible for indoor and/or outdoor use.

To get water flowing to your taps, hose, or garden, you need a quality water pump. We’ve answered some commonly asked rainwater pump questions below.

What Happens If My Rainwater Tank Runs Dry?


If you’re concerned your water tank will run dry, consider purchasing and installing a rain to mains changeover system. These systems allow automatic switching of rainwater supply to mains water supply in the event your water tank runs dry.

Pumps that feature an automatic diverter that will switch your water source automatically are available, as are the controllers as a separate item if you already have the pump, meaning you can continue to use water in your household or on your property without worrying about water supply.

Will I Need Automatic Switching?


We also strongly recommend you consider an automatic switch for your rainwater tank and pump that offers automatic restart, run dry protection, and start on demand. This way, you can benefit from continued service and reduced disruptions. 


What Flow Rate Will I Need?


The flow rate you will require will depend on your usage. If you are using your rainwater supply to water your garden, a lower flow rate of roughly 30L per minute flow rate may be suitable.

In contrast, if your water is being stored for domestic use, such as showers, toilets and washing, you will need a higher flow rate delivering a minimum of 50L water per minute to ensure your water needs are being met.


Find the Best Rainwater Pump Solutions


Pumps2You is Australia’s premier distributor of high quality rainwater pumps. Talk to us today and get the best advice and expertise on choosing a reliable, high quality tank pump. You can submit your enquiry online, or give us a call on 1300 767 443. We look forward to helping you find your best rainwater tank pump solution