Free tank provides water for life

Winner of Lismore City Councils rainwater tank competition, Anne Boyd, with Lismore Councils plumbing inspector, Shaun Goodenough.

Lismore resident Anne Boyd has entered Lismore City Councils rainwater tank competition every year, but very nearly missed out this time around.

Mine was probably the last entry on the last day of the Show, said Anne, who had been busy manning the Lismore Challenge stall. Even though I went in the competition every year I didnt think I would every actually win it.

But win it she did. Anne received a brand new 3000-litre Duraplas tank donated by Duraplas Tanks, plus full installation, valued at up to $5000.

The competition was one of Councils National Water Week initiatives aimed at informing town water users in particular of the benefits of harvesting rainwater.

Lismore Councils plumbing inspector, Shaun Goodenough, said rainwater tanks help to conserve the town water supply, reduce water bills and reduce stormwater run-off which causes erosion and pollution.

Lismore City Council encourages the installation of rainwater tanks and residents can contact me at the Council to discuss plumbing requirements and rebates that are available, said Shaun.

The winner of the rural resident prize of a 2000-litre tank was John Parker of Caniaba.

For more information on rainwater tanks phone Shaun on 6625 0500.

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