Save Money and Be Environmentally Friendly with Rainwater Tanks in WA

Rainwater harvesting grows in importance, especially in areas vulnerable to drought such as Perth. With water costs and demand on the rise, more companies are turning to these systems to supplement the water needs of their facilities. The collected water is then used for any and all water needs—from irrigation to consumption and beyond.

Rainwater collection in Sydney’s Wetherill Park

Stockland, Australia’s largest property group, was recently awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Retail Centre Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for its Wetherill Park shopping centre redevelopment in Sydney’s western suburbs. Among the major reasons cited for the award was the shopping centre’s use of rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing. The move is expected to reduce the centre’s potable water consumption by five kilolitres a day.

Not Just for Commercial Facilities

Rainwater collection is not just for commercial applications. In fact, many residential properties across Australia employ rainwater harvesting systems for toilet flushing, laundry and garden use. By collecting rainwater, a household can reduce its mains water use by up to 70 per cent. Households with rainwater harvesting systems installed can also qualify for rebates from local councils and thereby enjoy more savings.

Choosing Steel Rainwater Tanks in WA

Now that you’re aware of rainwater collection’s benefits, you might want to purchase a system for your WA home. A good place to start the selection process is to choose one of the best materials for rainwater tanks: steel. With a range of options out there, you might want to consider why tanks made of steel are a good option. For starters, they can last up to 25 years without any major issues.

Steel tanks also make for attractive and stylish garden features. Plus, their consistent thickness prevents stretching or bulging even after years of use. Environmentally conscious homeowners will also appreciate the fact that steel tanks are 100 per cent recyclable.

Space-saving Steel Rainwater Tanks

Round and bulky water tanks are among the most cost-effective types of rainwater tanks, although they may not be the most ideal option for homes with limited backyard space. A range of innovative systems have been developed to address this concern, particularly the Slimline rainwater tanks that WA manufacturers like Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies sell. Slimline tanks may be installed at the side of the house or along a fence line for optimal use of space.

Sources:

Wetherill Park’s green transformation to save retailers millions, The Fifth Estate, July 22, 2015

Steel rainwater tanks, Savewater.com.au, April 30, 2014

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