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Rainwater is a free resource you can use for a variety of non-drinking purposes, and rainwater tanks are the most effective way to collect water from the sky in large volumes. If you’ve been exploring the Perth market for your home’s first rainwater tank, you probably already have the material, capacity, and shape in mind.

The next thing to figure out is where to place such a big container. Here are factors you should consider:

1. Local regulations. Councils usually impose certain restrictions on tank placement, particularly on issues of overshadowing (as tanks can run several metres high) and boundaries. Additionally, if your tank exceeds 10k litres, some form of planning permission is typically involved. Check local government rules and regulations first before purchasing a tank and know under what conditions you can be exempted.