Can I get a rebate for my water tank?

From time to time both State and Federal Governments offer rebates and grants for the installation of water tanks. These rebates and grants are often dependant on your location and also the intended usage of the tank. Due to these variations it is best to make contact with your local authorities to see if any rebates or grants are available.

What is the most environmentally friendly tank type?

Categorically stainless steel is. Firstly stainless steel can be perpetually recycled and is in fact the most recycled metal of all alloys meaning less embodied energy in production. Plastic however is continuously down-cycled until ending up in landfill. Secondly, stainless literally lasts a lifetime. Less energy input and a longer lifespan means stainless steel tanks have the smallest environmental footprint over their full life cycle. Best performance with least environmental impact- that’s why we love our product!

Custom configurations available- size and multiple tanks connected?

We can produce custom individual rain water tanks up to 30,000 Ltrs in size. We can also connect multiple tanks and set-up configurations for larger capacity installations. Just ask us about these options to see how we can meet your requirements with a great solution.

What areas do we deliver to?

We are based in Geelong, Victoria, where our factory is located in Moolap. From here we service Geelong and Melbourne and surrounding areas. We also cover most areas throughout Victoria, however for those jobs further away please contact us to discuss what transport options are available.

For NSW customers, the good news is we will soon be opening a factory in Wollongong NSW. This location will service the Illawarra, Sydney, and South Coast regions. For our NSW customers be sure to keep a look out for us.

What grade stainless steel is used?

EcoBright Tanks manufacture our water tanks from 304 and 316 grade stainless steels.  The s/s material itself is naturally corrosion resistant, and this is the reason why our rain water tanks have such an incredible lifespan. 304 is the standard grade of choice for most locations and applications. We also offer 316 marine grade tanks for locations subject to extreme salt corrosion such as harsh coastal locations. For tanks within 1km of still marine water, or 5km of breaking surf, 316 is the ideal high performance grade of stainless steel.

Value for money? Is stainless steel cost effective?

Considering lifespan, stainless steel is the cheapest water tank over the long term, and by a surprisingly big margin (see "Why Stainless" for a comparison case study). They last as long as concrete tanks, but come at a much lower cost. For purchasers that can see through the marginally higher upfront cost (in comparison to steel or plastic), stainless steel delivers real value for money like no other tank.

What’s the process?

It’s very simple. From the point of order, the process usually takes approx. 3-4 weeks for your tank(s) to be manufactured and delivered. We offer great customer service and will guide you through every step of the process. We can help create the perfect rain water tank storage solution for you. Contact us today to start the process on your tank.

Do I need a plumber to install my tank?

If you are installing a water switch and/or pump to connect your tank to your home water supply (e.g. for using the water in the laundry or toilet), then you will need a licensed plumber to perform your installation.
Your plumber will likely also need to certify your installation if you are claiming a water tank rebate from your local, state and/or federal government.

Do I need a tank stand?

A tank stand could potentially allow a tank to be positioned such that it can feed the intended end uses by gravity at low pressure, however tank stands are not required to protect the tank. Most tanks can be installed on either a concrete pad, packing sand or a crushed rock/crusher dust base. Due to the weight of the water, tank stands can be expensive, and it may be more cost-effective to install a small pressure pump. If the tank stand is being considered for garden tap purposes, it is often more cost effective to simply increase the height of the overall tank and have a bucket tap 4-500mm up the tank side wall.

Purest water storage? Do tanks need to be washed/cleaned out prior to use?

For drinking water stainless steel tanks offer the purest water storage available and increases health and quality of life. Our tanks are sealed with the highest quality food grade silicone, and have no plastic linings. Inside our tanks is a pure surface of gleaming stainless steel which is cleaned during the manufacturing process prior to delivery so no washing is necessary. The raw product itself provides the purest water storage environment- no plastic or lime concrete tastes to be found here, just pure water.

How often should I clean my tank?

Rainwater is harvested from roofs, channeled down gutters and through downpipes. These surfaces can also catch dirt and dust that end up in your rainwater tank. Leaf strainers, gutter guards and other filtration systems (both in and out of the tank) all provide protection against dirt and dust entering your tank. It is still beneficial to clean your rainwater tank every 2 to 3 years to remove sediment and ensure the highest quality environment is being maintained for water being stored in your tank.

What type of overflow system is required on the tank?

The tank overflow will need to be directed into your stormwater system in such a way as it will not cause any damage to the tank base or house footings. As a general rule, the overflow should be sized similar to the pipe directing water from the roof to the tank. The end of the overflow pipe should be screened to prevent the entry of mosquitoes or other pests into the tank. The overflow pipe must not be directed into the sewage system and should comply with the requirements of the responsible regulating authority.

What accessories do I need on my tank?

EcoBright tanks come with accessories as standard including- 400mm inlet strainer, 90mm overflow, and 25mm SS outlet fitting and nickel plated brass ball valve. We can also install a variety of different fittings depending on the application. Common additions include inlet strainer light guards (to prevent algae growth), drainage outlets (for tank cleaning) and tank gauges. For a detailed guide to tank fittings please visit the 'Tank Fittings' webpage, or contact us for any other specific fittings/accessory enquiry.

Have I considered the full cost of a rainwater tank system?

Rainwater tank system costs could include:
- Rainwater tank
- Construction of tank base
- Purchase of pump and acoustic cover equipment
- Installation of pump power outlet electrical supply
- First flush devices, gutter guard, etc.
- Plumbing from roof to tank, including changes to gutters and/or downpipes
- Filtration or water treatment equipment
- Ongoing maintenance