Company Taps Into Demand For Water Tanks
Monday February 19, 2007
THE frustration of water shortage is that when the downpour finally does come it can often miss the catchment areas.A water crisis, such as the one on the Central Coast, can result in severe water restrictions imposed on the community, which encourages residents to install water tanks to ease the burden on the supply.Academy Sheetmetal, owned and operated out of Cardiff since 1995, has taken up the environmental challenge of locally manufactured metal water tanks.The business has met the demand of both households and businesses to install them throughout the Hunter and the Central Coast. Managing director Lindsay Marks said the family-run business had seen demand increase over the past five years."Certainly demand has grown in Newcastle and is still growing rapidly," he said. "We're seeing more and more interest each day."Academy Sheetmetal supplies water tanks to fit the needs of each customer, with Aquaplate corrugated round water tanks ranging in size from 200 litres to 22,700 litres and Poly tanks from 750 litres.The business is now stocking Metroll Aquaplate Corrugated Slimline tanks to fit in tight places.Academy Sheetmetal also supplies roofing and rainwater gutters and downpipes.Mr Marks said the most popular sized tanks varied between the 2720 and 4000-litre capacity models and were ideal for households.Staff were happy to advise customers about tank prices, sizes, pumps and accessories.Hunter Water is offering conditional rebates of between $300 and $650 for the installation of water tanks.
© 2007 Newcastle Herald