Collecting rainwater runoff from roofs for use in buildings and gardens can reduce demand on other water supplies, which may be limited. It can also reduce overflows from stormwater infrastructure during periods of heavy rain.
Rainwater Tanks. Sydney Water
Rainwater tanks store rainwater run-off from your roof, and offer an alternative water supply for use in your home and/or garden.
To save water, rainwater tanks should be considered after purchasing low cost water efficient devices such as dual flush toilets, showerheads with at least a AAA-rating, taps, tap aerators, trigger nozzles and tap timers.
Rainwater tanks are best used to provide water for flushing toilets, in washing machines, watering gardens and washing cars.
They can also help to manage the amount of stormwater run-off during peak flows that could otherwise cause flooding or overflows in the stormwater system.
Rainwater Tanks - Rebates
Rebate on Rainwater Tanks. Sydney Water
Sydney Water is offering a rebate to customers who install a new rainwater tank with capacity of 2000 L or more. $150 for 2000+ L; $400 for 4000+ L; $500 for 7000+ L. Plus $150 if a toilet or washing machine is connected to the tank.
Rainwater Tanks - Rebates for Schools
Rainwater Tanks in Schools Rebate Program. Sydney Water
Sydney Water is offering a rebate of up to $2,500 to schools who install a rainwater tank.