Getting Started

Getting Started

If you're ready to go out and buy a tank, here's some information to help you make the right decision for your home.

First, take a look at the rainfall in your area by checking out the local Bureau of Meteorology website. You will need to know the approximate measurements of your roof and finally you'll need to work out roughly how much water your particular household uses and how much of that you want to replace with rain water.

Calculate your weekly water usage

Government guidelines differ between local authorities and some will have specific rules about whether tanks can be used for:

Most rebates and subsidies rely on tanks being installed and connected to the home, so make sure you check this out before you decide on your tank size and its installation. Finally you'll need to decide what type of tank best suits the space you have available.

Find out more about government rebates

Above the ground cylindrical tanks come in straight wall or corrugated sides. There are various models of narrow tanks available that can:

Round tanks are far more economical but, they generally take up more room. If space is a limiting factor, look at the slimline range as they are generally taller but will also normally fit down the unused side of the house.