While a rainwater tank can be vital in rural areas where scheme drinking water is not available, many suburban properties are choosing to install a rainwater tank to help conserve water.
Scheme water is the safest source of drinking water in Western Australia however, rainwater can be used for other purposes around your home including:
- Use Rainwater to Water Gardens and Plants
- Use Rainwater to Flush Toilets
- Use Rainwater in Your Laundry
Use Rainwater to Water Gardens and Plants
For many homes, up to half of the water their household water usage is in the garden. Generally, the warmer the climate where you live in Western Australia the greater the amount of water used in your garden. Rainwater is great for hand watering gardens and plants. When placed in the right location, a pump can be connected to pump water from your rainwater tank to outdoor taps. This means sprinklers can also be operational using rainwater.
Use Rainwater to Flush Toilets
Considering most home on average have two toilets which are flushed multiple times each day, using rainwater to flush toilets in your home is a fantastic way to save water. A rainwater tank can be connected to your toilet systems and an automatic diversion from the main water supply installed. This will come in handy if your rainwater tank is empty.
Use Rainwater in Your Laundry
Connecting your rainwater tank to your laundry water supply will see a significant save in water usage. On average, a family of four does between 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week. Considering a washing machine uses on average 100 litres of water to do a load of laundry, your household could see a saving of up to 1000 litres of water each week by switching to rainwater. This plays a huge role in your sustainability and water usage which in turn saves you money.
Looking for a rainwater tank for your home? Speak to the team at WA Reticulation Supplies today.
WA Reticulation Supplies stock a broad range of various sized rainwater tanks. Most local councils require you to submit a building application for approval to install a rainwater tank on your property. Please check with your local council to see if this applies to you. They’ll also be able to advise of any other council-specific requirements for rainwater tank installations.
Drop in and speak to the WA Reticulation Supplies team at 4/277 Albany Highway, Armadale or 3/12 Lloyd Street in Midland or 8/117-119 Dixon Road, Rockingham.
Source: Water Corporation