What size tank do I need?
This depends primarily on the amount of room you have to install
the tank and on your roof surface to collect the rainwater. Ideally
you would have a tank as large as possible; but even a smaller tank
can save you a lot of water during the rainy season as it gets
refilled while you are using it.
How much water can I collect from
You need to know approximately how many square metres of
roof catchment you have and the average rainfall in your area.
In Port Lincoln our average rainfall is about 500mm, so for every
square metre of roof space you can collect a maximum of 500 litres
of rainwater annually.
What is the best surface to sit
my new tank on?
Bear in mind that 1 litre of water weighs 1kg so even our smallest
450 litres tank will add up to nearly 500 kilos when full!
Therefore, your new tank will need a flat and stable surface. This
can be a tank stand, a solid concrete surface or compacted
dolomite. Avoid at all cost putting it on dirt where there may be
rocks that could damage the base of the tank and cause
Am I eligible for a
Rebates for rainwater tanks are now available Nationally as well
as in most Australian states including South Australia. In Port
Lincoln there is also an additional rebate offered by the City
Council. Please check with SA Water
, the City Of Port Lincoln
and the National Government
what rebates you may be
What colours are
The Colorbond® colours are Pale Eucalypt (pale green),
Paperbark (cream), Wilderness (mid green), Woodland Grey (dark
grey), Manor Red and Deep Ocean Blue (dark blue), Windspray (very
light grey). You may also choose a plain galvanised