Do you own a rainwater tank?Water tanks are a vital drinking water resource on rural properties throughout the Shire.
Rainwater is usually safe to drink if maintenance of the whole system is done regularly.
If you’re concerned about contamination, our Environmental Health team can test the quality of your rainwater.
Follow these simple tips to help ensure your rainwater is safe to drink:
- Keep roof gutters and downpipes clear of leaves.
- Remove overhanging branches of trees.
- Use a cover to prevent light from reaching the water.
- Cover the inlet and overflow with mesh to prevent creatures getting in.
For more information on rainwater tanks including maintenance and contamination please go to Water tanks on your property (Department of Health).
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