Sydney Water is offering a rebate to customers who install a rainwater tank. Rainwater tanks have many advantages - no matter where you live. Even in urban areas where a reticulated service is available, rainwater tanks help conserve valuable drinking water and reduce stormwater run-off.
Sydney Water has a Rainwater Tank Rebate Program offering customers up to $650 to install a rainwater tank. A special Rainwater Tanks in Schools Rebate Program is also available for water efficient schools.
What's the rebate for?
Sydney Water is offering a rebate to help customers who install a rainwater tank. To qualify for the rebate, the rainwater tank must be both:
a new tank with a capacity of 2,000 litres or more
purchased on or after 20 October 2002.
How long does this offer last?
This offer is valid until 30 June 2005.
How much is the rebate?
The rebate is based on the size of the tank and whether the rainwater is 'plumbed' into your toilet or washing machine.
2,000 - 3,999 litres $150 tank rebate -plus $150 if a toilet and/or washing machine is connected to the rainwater tank
4,000 - 6,999 litres $400 tank rebate -plus $150 if a toilet and/or washing machine is connected to the rainwater tank
7,000+ litres $500 tank rebate -plus $150 if a toilet and/or washing machine is connected to the rainwater tank
How do I apply for the rebate?
Once your rainwater tank has been installed and any plumbing work completed by your licensed plumber, you are ready to apply for the rebate. You must:
fill in your part of the Rainwater Tank Rebate Program Form
get your plumber (if you had plumbing work done) to fill in their section
attach your official receipts for the tank and installation