With Melbourne enjoying regular rain, storage dams at almost 60% and the construction of the Wonthaggi desalination plant in progress, Victorians are enjoying a deluge of water. Yet despite a more promising water outlook, water bills are only set to rise said Anant Yuvarajah, of ASC Water Tanks.
“As we experienced in recent years, when rainfall is low our water storage facilities come under real pressure. On the surface the Wonthaggi desalination plant sounded like the solution we needed but in reality it is simply making Melbourne water more expensive than ever before,” he said.
“What many people don’t realize is that to fund this multi-billion-dollar desalination plant the price of Melbourne water has increased by around 260 per cent in the last three years. A figure that is expected to double again by 2016.”
“Desalination was never the answer. What we need is new strategic water catchments to adapt to changing weather patterns. Unfortunately with government spending now tied up in the Wonthaggi plant this seems unlikely to occur.”
“With water fast becoming a serious commodity, the only assured means of securing a free and clean supply of this natural resource is to start collecting it yourself,” Mr. Yuvarajah said.
While water self sufficiency may seem an overwhelming idea to some, it can be easier to achieve than many people realise. And with government water saving rebates currently available until June 2013, it’s a choice that remains more affordable than ever.
“There has been a common misconception that the water saving rebates ended with the drought. That simply isn’t so. Water preservation and storage remain critical issues for our future and rebates offering great savings to those who want to take charge of their own water future remain in place,” explained Mr. Yuvarajah.
The new Living Victoria Water Rebate Program gives Victorian households and small businesses the opportunity to save water and money when purchasing eligible water-efficient products.
“Rain water tanks remain one of the best and most cost effective solutions for beating the price rises and securing a reliable water supply for the future. They will save any household thousands of litres of water every year,” he said.
For example, plumbing a water tank to the toilet and washing machine can save the average family about 24,000Ls of water over the course of a year Mr. Yuvarajah explained. This amount of water can be captured in a tank as little as 5000LT's, available in either a slimline tank or a round tank.
“Water is a natural resource that can be collected cleanly and safely from our own back yards. With regular rains and great rebates available, the time has never been better to install a rain water tank.”
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ASC Water Tanks are a Melbourne based firm specialising in the supply of affordable, high quality water tanks, tanks that help Australian families increase their water self sufficiency while at the same time drive their water costs down. Specializing in rural and domestic markets with over 100 tanks to choose from, ASC Water Tanks has a solution for everyone.
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