Save Water and Money by Installing a Rainwater Tank

Save Water and Money by Installing a Rainwater Tank

Water and money are two valuable resources and if you can save more of them it’s a win-win! A strategically positioned rain water tank will capture water from your roof and keep it stored safely to use again around you home. This water can be recycled and used again for;

When heavy rain or a storm hits, your rainwater tank catches excess water which be available to use around your home. Not only will this help to reduce your water bill, but it will save on how much excess water you use. Brisbane is known as one of the most water efficient cities in the developed world, with around 90,000 rainwater tanks being installed from 2005-2009.

Check with Your Local Council for Approval and Planning Permissions

Most of the time, residential rainwater tanks don’t need approval, but it can depend. Your preferred plumber can advise. The size, intended location and whether the tank will need plumbing inside may affect planning requirements. If you think you may need permission, check with your local council to cover yourself.

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How to Choose the Right Rainwater Tank?

Before you install a rainwater tank, you need to decide what size suits your needs, where you will place it and what your budget is for installation. Your local plumbing experts can help you decide and below are some things to consider.

Cost can vary for rainwater tanks depending on your specific requirements. Prices usually start from $500 upwards with the size, shape, fittings and raw material used for the tank affecting the end cost.

Which Location is Best for Your Tank?

There are a few factors to consider when deciding on a location for your rainwater tank.

Talk to the team at AJP Plumbing and Gas for more details on having a rainwater tank installed.

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