Regulation and Rebates
RAINWATER HARVESTING IS A WAY OF THE FUTURE
New energy and water efficiency standards
State Governments in Australia, including Victoria and New South Wales, have introduced legislation mandating new standards of energy and water efficiency ratings that must be incorporated into new dwellings. Local Councils, such as the Gold Coast City Council, have started introducing guidelines for safe water usage systems. Rain Harvesting Pty Ltd has worked with authorities in establishing these guidelines and has developed a range of patented products that can be used in conjunction with roofing, gutters, downpipes and rainwater tanks to provide complete rainwater solutions.
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How using rainwater can help
Many government authorities now require all new homes to be fitted with rainwater tanks to supply the water required for toilet flushing, laundry and for garden use. The installation of rainwater tanks as part of renovations is being phased in by some jurisdictions. Many local Councils offer rebates to people that install rain harvesting systems. There is a recognition that the community must be more water wise and governments are introducing restrictions to conserve our water supplies. The installation of rainwater systems reduces the impact of these restrictions and provides a sustainable source of quality water.
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Rebates - making rain harvesting systems even more affordable
Various State and Local Governments provide rebates for incorporating elements of sustainable, energy and water efficient design into the home. In particular, rainwater tanks qualify for rebates of up to $750, making the cost of rain harvesting systems even more affordable. Together with the ongoing cost savings from reducing mains water usage, these rebates help make an investment in a rain harvesting system a compelling economic and well as environmental argument.
Rainwater Tanks - installation guidelines
Many Local Councils have taken the proactive step of developing guidelines for the installation of rainwater tank systems. These guidelines ensure that the systems are fitted correctly to deliver good quality water for the safety of the community and to allow for system maintenance. Not only to the rainwater products from Rain Harvesting Pty Ltd help ensure compliance with these guidelines, they also represent best practice in rainwater harvesting systems.
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