Free water literally falls from the sky. Smart homeowners collect it and use it to their advantage for a number of purposes like washing clothes and watering the garden.
To collect rainwater, you can put a bunch of buckets all over your lawn, or you can make things easier on yourself and install a rainwater tank.
Rainwater tank installation is not complicated. The initial investment is large, but the amount of water you will save is immense. Once you have one on your property, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t do it sooner.
Read on to learn more about rainwater tanks, the installation process, and most importantly, the possible cost to you.
Why Bother With a Rainwater Tank Installation?
Australia is one of the leaders in water usage worldwide, although conservation efforts have encouraged citizens to cut back with some success. Much of our country is desert, so high numbers for water usage shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
There are lots of things you can do to decrease how much water you and your family use and its likely you are already implementing many of them. Installing a rainwater tank, however, is another step you can take that will make a difference.
Many families report that they are able to cut their water bill by twenty-five to thirty percent per year after rainwater tank installation.
How Can I Get a Rainwater Tank Installed?
Some areas require council approval before a resident installs a rainwater tank on his or her property, but others allow it without this approval. Check local regulations before moving forward with your project.
Rainwater collection tanks come in all shapes and sizes. You can see this when you begin researching the right one for your home. Because it’s difficult to determine what type of tank and system will be right for you on your own, contact some companies and ask questions. They will be happy to answer them and will schedule a visit to determine a complete estimate.
There are many different parts of a rainwater tank system. It may seem complicated at first but the installation, maintenance, and overall function of one are really quite simple.
How Much Does a Rainwater Tank System Cost?
A lot of factors go into the price determination of a rainwater tank system. Much of the cost is dependent on the size of the tank and the type of material you choose.
The price for the tank and system itself can be anywhere from $525 to $1800. Labor for installation might range from $350 to $1200. Therefore, your final cost for the tank and installation would likely be somewhere between $875 and $3000.
This may seem like a large investment at first, but again, the money you will save and the benefits to the environment will be worth far more.
Happy Rain Collecting
The entire process of a rainwater tank installation on your property should be fairly quick, smooth, and easy. Soon you will be enjoying free water from the sky while practicing conservation. It’s worth the effort.
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