Should I Install a Rainwater Tank?
Water usage is a huge problem in Western Australia. Many people have tried to minimise their water usage and find environmentally-friendly and sustainable ways to use water around the home. Installing a rainwater tank in Western Australia is a way to reduce your water usage and has many additional benefits.
- Cost-Almost 100% of piped-in water in Western Australia homes is used for things like bathing, washing clothes, cleaning, watering your garden, washing the car and other daily tasks. Only a very small portion of this is used for drinking and cooking (rainwater is not recommended for drinking or cooking with unless the tank is extremely well-maintained to ensure that the water is not contaminated). When you consider this, it makes a lot of to install a rainwater tank, which will greatly reduce your dependence on piped-in water. Not only is this good for the environment, but rain water is also free, which will save you a lot of money on water rates.
- The environment-Using rainwater is good for the environment and contributes to a sustainable community. Rainwater can be used to irrigate your garden in the heat of summer when heavy water restrictions apply to homes in Western Australia. It can also reduce the amount of sewage discharged into our oceans and rivers.
- Emergency supply-If a natural disaster or zombie apocalypse occurs rendering your piped-in water unusable, having a rainwater supply will allow you to have access to clean water. An emergency water supply is especially relevant in Western Australia where a rainwater tank can be used for bushfire protection and fighting.
Having a licenced plumber install your rainwater tank is the best way to ensure that the tank meets your local council’s requirements, and is fitted correctly to prevent contamination of your water supply.