Top 5 Benefits of Installing a Rainwater Tank


As more and more Australians look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment, rainwater tanks are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable solution to water usage. Read on to discover our top 5 benefits of installing a rainwater tank.

Better for the Environment

Rainwater tanks are filled up with rain which reduces the pressure on waterways and lessens the chance of flooding. With more people installing rainwater tanks, there is also more water available in dams and reservoirs for when needed during the dry season.

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Lower Water Bill Costs

By using your rainwater tank for tasks such as flushing toilets, gardening, showering, washing the car and laundry, you can greatly reduce your reliance on the mains water supply and lower your water bills.


Available in Different Sizes

Rainwater tanks come in many sizes to suit the size of your family and individual needs. This can include slimline tanks that sit above ground and underground tanks for small backyards.

No Water Restrictions

When water restrictions come into play during the dry season, you can continue to freely use your rainwater tank to complete all of the chores you need to do, such as watering plants and doing multiple loads of washing.

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Potential Rebates

In South-East Queensland, you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $1000 for rainwater tanks, pumps and diverters, and the installation of them. If your tank is internally plumbed to a cold water laundry tap or toilet, this could increase to $1500.

Trust Us With All Your Rainwater Tank Needs

Now that you have a better idea of the many benefits of installing a rainwater tank, you need a professional who can do the job right! As a local Gold Coast plumber with over 30 years’ experience in supplying and installing rainwater tanks, Barker Plumbing Services have you covered.
We can either have your water tanks plumbed into the house to use with toilets, showers and laundry or you can reserve it for outdoor use, such as gardening, pools and spas. Our highly experienced team can provide advice on the type and size of tank you need to suit your space and needs. Give us a call today to chat about how we can help you to reduce your water costs and create a more environmentally-friendly home.