Any rainwater tank used to harvest rainwater at home needs to be maintained properly to ensure optimal water quality. People who are using their water tanks in Perth or any other part of Australia for drinking especially need to keep their rainwater collection systems in good condition through regular inspection. According to the Health Department of the Australian Government, these key components need to be inspected at least every six months.
Many parts of Western Australia experience arid weather and a lack of rainfall. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, WA had only 406 mm of average rainfall last year, which is rather low compared to Australia’s overall average of 465 mm. For this reason, many West Australians, particularly those in Perth, find it not only convenient but also necessary to install water tanks in their homes.
In a world where the effects of climate change are increasingly felt, the need for environmentally responsible and sustainable practices cannot be overstated. To this end, a few municipalities in Perth, WA impose restrictions on non-essential water use (such as the use of sprinklers to maintain lawns) and strictly enforce conservation measures whenever local reservoirs fall below optimal levels. Homeowners are also proactively adopting greener gardening practices.