Rainwater tanks – do it, don’t wait for Council incentives

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Mar 2011
Water-tank advocate calls for incentives
By Chris Morris
Dunedin woman Lyndall Hancock says rooftop rainwater harvesting should be encouraged by the Dunedin City Council.

Council water and waste services manager John Mackie said the council did not offer incentives, such as rates relief, to promote the use of tanks, and funds from the levy were already allocated to other waste-minimisation projects. He believed it would be difficult to build an economic argument for the council to invest in rainwater tanks in urban areas.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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One response to “Rainwater tanks – do it, don’t wait for Council incentives

  1. Stu

    Must look up the consent process for rainwater tanks – I think it varies by zone and it’s not as simple as just getting the tank in place.

    We had rainwater barrels up the West Coast of Scotland in the 1970s. Until I went to Papua New Guinea, north of Oban was the wettest place I had ever encountered…

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