Presentation on theme: "Water tanks are used for many different purposes e.g. drinking, irrigation (water land), farming and food preparation. We have water tanks so that we."— Presentation transcript:
Water tanks are used for many different purposes e.g. drinking, irrigation (water land), farming and food preparation. We have water tanks so that we don’t have to rely on un-natural ways of getting our water. When it rains the water that goes onto the roof drains down into the gutters. It will drag things down with it so there’s a type of guard that stops the many objects such as dead animals, leaves etc from going into our water. So it goes through a filtration process which cleans our water and makes it drinkable.
People in Banks Peninsula are using water tanks because they are trying to stop the waste entering the Akaroa Harbour. It’s also a cheaper option of living because it’s rain water.
When it rains, the rain off the roof goes into the gutters. It then goes through a type of system to make the water drinkable. The water then goes through a filter and into the tank, if you have more then one tank, you use the pump which is something you use to transfer the water directly into another tank.
How much water does one person use per day on average? A family of four would use about 1600 litres per day ActivityWater used Shower 15-30 gallons (57-114 liters) Brushing teeth (water running) 1-2 gallons (3.75-7.51 liters) Shaving (water running) 10-15 gallons (38-57 liters) Washing dishes by hand 20 gallons (75 liters) Washing dishes in dishwasher 9-12 gallons (34-45 liters) Flushing toilet 5-7 gallons (19-26 liters)
Why should the rest of Christchurch use Tank water? Banks Peninsula shouldn’t be the only area using tank water because using this type of system will keep Christchurch much more sustainable by relying on nature instead of over using the little water that we have. This system will make Christchurch more environmental and hopefully inflict other cities, regions and maybe even countries.
This water goes through gravel charcoal ( Gravel-5times and charcoal-4times) and in the end you end up with clean and drinkable water. All the different stages to get clean water.
This house is an example of how water moves around the house using the tank system
This is a proper example of a tank with all the labelling as well.