New rebates of more than $2000 to install rainwater tanks

ROUS Water has doubled its rebates for people who install rainwater tanks at their homes.

The rebate offers amounts of between $200 and $1000, depending on size, for people who buy and install rainwater tanks and came into effect on April 1. Before April 1, the rebate ranged from $100 to $500, depending on the tank.

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Further rebates are available if a toilet ($620) and/or a washing machine ($550), is connected to the tank, lifting the maximum possible rebate from $1500 to $2170.

To be eligible for the rebate, the tank or tanks must not be required to meet BASIX building codes, the home must be connected to town water in the Ballina, Byron Lismore, or Richmond Valley local government areas, and the person applying for the rebate must be the owner or manager of the property the tank is being installed at.

More information and an application forms is available at the Rous Water website.


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