Rainwater tanks

Water is a limited resource that must be sustained and managed carefully. We encourage the use of rainwater tanks, but remind customers they need to be aware that tank water use should be limited to non-drinking activities such as gardening.

Tank water may contain many contaminants sourced from atmospheric pollution, bird and animal faeces, insects, and residues from the roof material itself. For these reasons the quality of rainwater collected from roofs may not meet desirable health standards. For further information visit the: