A rainwater tank collects rainwater from a catchment area (usually the roof) which flows through the pipes and into the tank. This will funnel into internally connected fixtures, supplying water to parts of the house (or the entire house for some). Once full, the excess water flows into the stormwater drainage system. Visit this link for more information.
1. Reduced water bill costs
Having a rainwater tank reduces a reliance on the mains water to supply the household’s water needs. You can very easily lower your water bill costs – especially if you can use it for the most water-consuming tasks. Depending on how much rainwater your roof can capture and tank can store, you can get the best value for money if you use harvested rainwater for flushing toilets, doing your laundry, and gardening. Read about Why Should you Hire a Licensed Plumber in Arncliffe, NSW here.
2. Great for the environment
Harvesting rainwater tanks lessen the strain on waterways which reduces the likelihood of local flooding. This decreased amount of heavy stormwater runoff translates to less damage and pollution to bodies of water.
More people adopting a rainwater tank system also means that less water needs to be taken from reservoirs or dams – extending the general population’s access in dry seasons.
Depending on your state, you may be eligible for a rainwater tank rebate. In South East Queensland, households may be eligible for a $1000 rebate for rainwater tanks, pumps and diverters, and installation. Households that have 3000+ litre tank storage that is internally plumbed to a laundry cold water tap or toilet suite may qualify for a rebate of up to $1500.