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The Rous County Council Rainwater Tank Rebate Program is available to eligible residential town water customers in the Rous region who wish to reduce their consumption of town water by installing a rainwater tank.
Download the rainwater tank rebate application form.
To be eligible for the program, the tank must meet the program Terms and Conditions including, but not limited to:
Please ensure you read all of the program Terms and Conditions on the application form to ensure you are eligible.
Guidelines have been developed in partnership with each of the four councils within the Rous County Council supply area.
The guidelines will identify important considerations you need to make before purchasing or installing a new rainwater tank.
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Rous County Council offers three levels of rebate, based in the first instance on the tank volume. For more than one tank, the rebate is based on the total combined volume. Additional rebates are available if rainwater from the tank is supplied for flushing toilets and/or to the washing machine. See tables below for details of the rebates offered.
|Rebate Level||Tank Volume (litres)||Rebate|
|1||2,000 to 4,499||$200|
|2||4,500 to 8,999||$800|
|3||9,000 or more||$1,000|
|Plus||If all toilets are connected to the rainwater tank||$620|
|Plus||If washing machine is connected to the rainwater tank||$550|
To apply for the tank rebate, please complete the application form and send it to Rous County Council. Please ensure that you read the information carefully and fill in the application form fully and provide all requested information.
NSW Health provides advice on the use of water from rainwater tanks, water quality considerations and maintenance of tanks. You can find further information on the NSW Health website here.