Rainwater filter

Many Australian’s rely on tank water for drinking, so it’s important to know how to keep that water safe!

Many may think that rain water is safe to drink without being treated before consumption. However, experts say that untreated rainwater is actually considered not safe for human consumption!

Not only can bacteria thrive in water tanks but there can also be traces of toxic metals in the water from roof runoff. Flinders University environmental health researcher Kirstin Ross recently conducted a review of tank water around Adelaide, the alarming results published highlight the presence of gastrointestinal microbes that cause the illness and spread the virus were present in the water.

But many Australian’s rely on tank water, so what steps can you take to make sure that your tank water is safe to drink?


What has been commonly found in tank water? Bacteria like E-coli and heavy metals such as Arsenic, Nickel, Zinc, Lead, Chromium, Copper and Cadmium.

Filtering your tanks water has been proven and tested to be the best way of removing bacteria and heavy metals that are commonly found in tank water.

With a 4 stage filtration process our UltraCeram or Doulton Twin Rainwater Systems have been tested to remove the following contaminates to the following percentages:

99.99% Parasites & Cysts   –   99.99% Cryptosporidium & Giardia   –   99.99% Bacteria   –   99.9% Iron   –   99.99% Salmonella   –   99.3% Cholera   –   99.99% e.Coli Bacteria   –   99.00% Residual Chlorine Content   –   99.3% Bromoform   –   96.7% Aluminium   –   99.3% Dibromochloromethane   –   99.5% Chloroform   –   99.7% Zinc   –   99.99% Sediment, Dirt, Rust   –   99.9% Lead   –   99.9% Manganese   –   99.9% Cadium   –   99.9% Copper   –   99.9% Mercury   –   99.3% Bromodichloromethane

The Water Shop is committed to provide you with the best possible quality and standard when it comes to water filtration and your health. Don’t Hesitate to contact us today for more information. We provide free shipping Australia wide and have the largest range of filters for all your water solutions.