Installing a rainwater tank is always going to be an expense, but there are some clever ways to ensure you get the best deal possible. In every step of the process, form materials to installation, there are more cost efficient options available so you can have cheap rainwater tanks in Adelaide. Never take short cuts, as this just lands you with cheap quality. It is all about finding affordable yet high quality solutions.
Now, the whole point of getting a rainwater tank, aside from it being Eco-Friendly, is that it will save you money in the long term. So it is always going to be a matter of weighing up whether you are looking for the most affordable upfront cost, or the most affordable option over the lifetime of the tank. For example, it may be that a smaller tank is cheaper to buy and install, but paying a couple hundred dollars more for a larger tank would save far greater than two hundred dollars in water rates. So, that is a personal choice.
Without doubt polyethylene tanks are the cheapest in material costs. Other options for rainwater tanks include concrete, steel and fibreglass. The size and optional extras will obviously impact the cost. A small, stand-alone tank with no accessories could be under $1000, while larger tanks complete with a solid base, pumps and pipe connections could cost you several thousand. It can be very misleading to hear a quote of a low number and not fully understand what this entails. You should do you research first and know what type of extras you need, such as a pump for sending water throughout the home, or a filtration system for drinking. Are you having a concrete base? If your tank is set underground, then this will incur some added excavation costs.
It is worth noting that there are still rebates available for the installation or purchase of a rainwater tank from the government in an effort to support more sustainable Australian lifestyles. There may also be requirements for rural Australian properties to have an alternate water source, aside from mains water, in the event of a bushfire.
Once you have installed your low-cost tank, it is worth thinking about how you are going to maintain it. A little bit of elbow grease can go a long way when it comes to extending the lifespan of your tank. A few chores that will need doing include cleaning sludge from your tank, clearing the gutters of any leaf debris, cleaning mosquito mesh and ensuring you check the water quality. If you are looking for a much cheaper option than a rainwater tank, you may want to consider a bladder system, which can sit beneath a house or deck. However, the lifespan of these is not nearly on par with a poly, steel or fibreglass tank. Please do not hesitate to chat to the cheap rainwater tanks experts in Adelaide at Taylor Made Tanks.