Thursday, January 28, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

January 27, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Cecie Harrington

770-314-9918

Rainwater Collection Solutions, Inc


The Original Rainwater Pillow provides
Potable Water Storage for Haiti

Atlanta, GA - 1/27/10 - Rainwater Collection Solutions Inc, has donated a 1,000 gallon Original Rainwater Pillow to store potable water and a 100 gallon Original Rainwater Pillow to transport potable water for use by a medical team at the Hospice House Mathew 25 in Port- au- Prince Haiti. The medical team from www.ServeHaiti.org continue to treat residents and still have a large number of people staying on the soccer field. The team has also joined other medical groups in the surrounding community. Many patients were brought back to Hospice House Matthew 25 for extensive treatment.

The Original Rainwater Pillow is NSF approved and FDA compliant for potable water which means NO VOC's, leaching or off gassing from the material. The three part material provides excellent strength, UV resistance ( 20 + years ) and durabilty.

Other unique feature of The Original Rainwater Pillow is that they can be built to your custom size requirements up to 40,000 gallons.

The Pillows are light weight and economical to ship worldwide. This is a HUGE advantage over ridged tanks for disaster relief efforts!

Haiti pkgNick pkg

The 1,000 gallon Pillow folds up into a 36 " x 36" x 8" package and weighs 50 lbs

We look forward to supporting other relief organizations.
Best,
Cecie Harrington

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Ideas Introduces Its First Hybrid Composter/Rain Barrel

Lake City, PA –January 2010- Good Ideas is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Compost Wizard Hybrid taking rain saving and composting to a new level. The fusion between the popular Compost Wizard Jr. and the Rain Wizard 50 gives our customers the choice to purchase one product and fulfill two needs: saving water and making compost.

The new product includes a tumbler composter which is specifically designed on top of a modified rain barrel. Once the media starts to become compost, all the excess liquids are designed to flow out from the composter and into the rain barrel, making the rain water "mineral rich" and ready to be used on your plants and gardens. It’s like making your own fertilizer water except this is organic and ready to use with no mixing required.

The foot print of the Compost Wizard Hybrid is half the size of the Rain Wizard 50 and the Compost Wizard Jr., thus taking up less space in the consumer’s backyard. It comes fully assembled in two separate boxes that have been specifically designed to be just under the oversized requirements of Federal Express and UPS. This product ships like a dream.

Finally, the hybrid is designed to retail at least 10% lower than the combined retail prices of the Rain Wizard 50 and the Compost Wizard Jr. Customers who were going to buy both a composter and a rain saver can now have it all in one easy to use hybrid. Made of LLDPE sturdy molded construction, a wide 12" hard shell injection molded lid, wheels for easier turning, and many aeration holes for quicker drainage and compost making the Compost Wizard Hybrid is a must use for the homeowner interested in reducing their carbon footprint.

Best of all, the Compost Wizard Hybrid is made in the USA and comes with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

For more information on the Compost Wizard Hybrid or any other Good Ideas products call toll free at 866-926-5603 or contact us at service@tankdepot.com .

Good Ideas, Inc is a product development and marketing company. Products are developed from practical, common sense ideas based on needs determined to be of good use to consumers in today's marketplace. Good Ideas also offers other great product ideas such as the Rain Wizard 50 & 300, The Big Blue rain saver, The Black and Blue composter and many more.


Link to High Resolution Image: EZ_Hybrid 01.jpg

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Landed Costs for Water Storage Tanks Set To Rise in 2010

Water tank prices are set to rise in the coming months due to the increase in fuel transport and raw material costs. Many of Tank Depot’s manufacturers have been absorbing the price increases in these areas for some time now but with the onset of the slowing economy and tank sales down, many suppliers have indicated that there will be multiple across-the-board price increases throughout 2010 and, foreseeably, into 2011.

Recently, the interest in rainwater harvesting has grown. People around the world are aware of how important it is to store the surface runoff water to meet the demand for this precious and natural resource by the growing world population. This technique is not new and people have been effectively storing rain water down the ages for more than 4,000 years!

Here in the United States, we have only just recently realized the consequences that we will be facing due to a forecast of extended drought periods across much of the USA. The effect of the drought in rural areas has filtered down to the urban areas with many of our cities now affected by strict water restrictions; from Los Angeles to San Diego, across the US to San Antonio and even south Florida. Water restrictions are now something every home owner will have to get accustomed to as population growth and global warming over-stretch our ever precious water reserves.

In addition to these water restriction measures, many municipalities are introducing water conservation programs like rebates on rainwater harvesting, dual-flush toilets, smart irrigation controllers, high-efficiency close washers, etc. The localities are constantly reviewing the effectiveness of these programs and searching for ways to increase their scope. Several of these programs created such a large response, the funds allocated for these programs have already been depleted. The rebates were introduced to try to encourage the consumer to take responsibility for their own non-essential use of potable water. It is far easier and cheaper for the governments to make everyone get rainwater tanks than for them to build new dams, not to mention better for our environment and not flooding so much precious land and forests and altering the natural flow of rivers. There are now regulations in place for new developments to install water tanks as part of their basic requirements and it is likely that some local authorities will continue to look to Australia for guidance (Australia has had a 20 year head-start on water conservation due to severe droughts). Our bets are that with in the next two years, either Tucson, AZ or Santa Fe, NM will be the first in the US to require a rainwater collection system be installed before approval is given to build a new pool.
The introduction of the water tank rebates sparked a boom in the rainwater catchment industry with many now global warming conscious people jumping on the environmental band wagon and installing a water tank. The water tanks market has now been flooded with tanks and under cutting within the market is now prevalent. This has been a windfall for Tank Depot’s consumers but not for our struggling manufactures. A small handful of US manufacturers and resellers have now closed their doors due to too much competition, however, all the low prices experienced by consumers over the past few years are set to rise with fuel and raw material prices rising dramatically over the last few months.

If you are contemplating investing in water tank now is the time to act and do some research. Put it off for too long and you will be paying a lot more very soon.