We’ve seen Australia suffering with drought this last year and with that comes the essential restrictions on our water consumption. Luckily, there are ways we can do our bit to help with this, one of which is by installing a water tank. Many new water wise suburbs in Wagga have even made it a requirement for all residents to install a rain water tank when building.
Why Get A Water Tank?
There are lots of reasons why including a water tank should be on your list when building your home. The first, and maybe the most obvious, is that it’s going to help you store rainfall, which can then be used for toilet flushing, gardening, laundry and topping up your swimming pool. So, the saved rainwater isn’t just useful for outdoor use, it can benefit your home inside too. Also as the more people with water tanks, the less pressure there is on dam supplies in drier months. And with sustainable water management such a huge challenge right now, that’s a big bonus straight away. A water tank can also add to the resale value of your home. We’re starting to see a rise in sustainability being a huge draw card for potential buyers. Gone are the days of huge ugly water tanks that take up a lot of room and are eye sores around the home. Now days you can choose a rainwater tank thats suits you needs and style, including slim and discrete designs and colours that allows it to blend in with your surroundings.
Things You’ll Need To Consider
Firstly, to determine what type of tank you’ll need, you need to determine the size of your catchment area. From there you need to look at the available space you have around your home, which will help you decide which space tank is best suited to you.
Track Your Rainwater With An App
We’ve seen smart home technology leading the way, with everything from remote heating and lighting to ovens that remember how you like your food cooked – and now water tanks are getting in on the action. Leading Australian water tank manufacturers Kingspan have released a new smart app that allows you to keep track of how your tank is performing and look at how much rainwater you are consuming from wherever you are. The app tracks both the rain flow into the tank, as well as your usage. It also alerts you when your tank is becoming low on water.
Here at Hurst Homes we focus on the energy and sustainability of your home, because if its important to you its important to us. From solar orientation and water conservation, to the heating and cooling and the overall energy rating of your home, we have you covered. Contact us today and speak to one of our experienced team members about building your dream home today. Ask us about our turn-key Wagga house & land packages, or our available Wagga land and start designing your own eco home!
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