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Heritage Water Tanks Optional Extras

Optional extra water tank fittings and productsBe sure to carefully choose your water tank fittings and accessories Heritage Water Tanks are the premiere rural tank specialists and your number one choice in Australia for steel-liner water tanks. We also offer a range of fittings and optional accessories for your water tank. Be sure to think [...]

Where should you locate your tank and fittings

Where to locate your water tank and fittingsBe sure to carefully plan where to locate your tank and fittings. Also see our Blog: Preparing your water tank pad site  Where should I locate my water tank? It might seem obvious, but care needs to be taken to plan out the best site for where you [...]

Preparing your pad site

Preparing your water tank pad siteThe foundation that you prepare for your water tank is critical to your tanks performance Also see our blog: Where to locate your tank and fittings How to prepare the site for your water tank We want everything to go smoothly on the day that your tank is installed. You [...]

Water tanks during drought in NSW

Rainwater tanks an asset in drought affected areas in NSW A commonly held assumption in Australia is that rainwater tanks don’t provide significant water savings during drought, however, research has showed that yields from rainwater tanks are more resilient to droughts and climate change, than runoff into dams supplying communities with water. In a study [...]

Water tanks, an asset during drought

Rainwater tanks an asset in droughtMisconceptions about the performance of Water Tanks in drought A commonly held assumption in Australia is that rainwater tanks don’t provide significant water savings during drought, however, research has showed that yields from rainwater tanks are more resilient to droughts and climate change, than runoff into dams supplying communities with [...]

What size water tank do I need?

What size water tank do you need? If you’re considering a water tank for your property, there are a few things you’ll need to do first. We’ve written up this short guide so that you can calculate for yourself what size tank you'll need and how much water you can expect to collect each year. [...]

Tax deductions for the purchase of assets reducing soon

Is this your last chance to take advantage of the $20,000 Small Business Instant Asset Write Off? A couple of years ago the Government introduced this incentive to encourage small business to invest in assets and stimulate the economy. This tax break was set to finish on the 30th of June 2017. It was subsequently [...]

Clean Leaf Basket – More water in your tank!

Tips for rainwater tank maintenance Clean Leaf Basket - More water in your tank! With the big dry that has been experienced throughout much of Australia this year, we thought that it was timely to remind you about the importance of correctly maintaining your water tank. At the end of any extended dry period, dust [...]

Water Tank Prices

Water Tank Prices in 2018 How much does a water tank cost? Although it sounds like a pretty simple question, it can get a little complicated as water tanks can be made from a wide range of different materials and range in size from 100 litres all the way to well over 1 million litres. [...]

WA Water Tank Grants and Rebates

WA Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme - Audit Rebates Unfortunately, due to budget decisions by the WA Government, the Farm Rebate Program will not longer be available from the 1st of June 2018. If you are commercial broadacre farmer who is experiencing water shortages, however, you can still apply for a rebate to fund an [...]

On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants for Victorian Farmers

On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants The Victorian Government has now established the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants. Grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are available to eligible farm businesses. Eligible farm businesses are required to provide at least dollar for dollar matching funding co-contribution. Interested businesses are encouraged to call Rural Finance on 1800 [...]

Why choose a Heritage Water Tank?

Why choose a Heritage Water Tank? Heritage Water Tanks is Australian owned and operated and our water tanks are manufactured and installed by Australian workers.   Make Heritage Water Tanks a part of your family Our unique Australian heritage includes places, values, traditions, events and experiences that capture where we've come from, where we are [...]

Why choose a steel water tank?

Why choose a steel water tank?   Water tanks are available in a wide range of materials including poly plastic, galvanised steel, AQUAPLATE®, stainless steel, concrete, fibreglass, and ZINCALUME®, but which to choose? Are you looking to purchase a rainwater tank for your home and need to make a decision about what type of tank [...]

Testimonials

Heritage Water Tanks customer testimonials We are proud of the quality and service that we provide our customers and regularly get great feedback. Please see a collection of testimonials that we've collected recently. If you were particularly chuffed with your new Heritage Water Tank installation and would like to provide us with feedback or a [...]

Streamline and Corrugated Tank Wall Profiles

Streamline and Corrugated water tank profile option! Heritage Water Tanks is very excited to announce that we have launched a new range of water tanks with an attractive 1mm corrugated profile. Knowing the market as we do, we decided to offer an attractive new option to provide our customers with more choices. We’ve designed this [...]

Cost per litre for water tank storage

What is your tank's cost per litre? Tanks vary greatly in relation to cost per litre of water storage and we have provided an analysis of this to help you to understand how this works and why. We have also provided a comparison to Poly tanks and an explanation of why steel tanks are a [...]

Gutter System – Smart Approved WaterMark Product Status

Heritage Water Tanks Gutter System achieves Smart Approved WaterMark Product Status Heritage Water Tanks has developed a revolutionary patented water collecting Gutter System, which enables our customers to collect additional water each year from their rainwater tank roof. The Gutter System was recently recognised by the Smart Approved WaterMark Program, which is an international water [...]

Flexible braided steel water hose leaks

Flexible braided steel hose leak risk Flexible water hoses are a stainless steel fabricated hose used to hook water to taps and fixtures. In recent year, they have replaced the standard copper pipe installation from the wall outlet to the taps under sinks, basins and tubs. All tapware – whether mixer taps or hob mounted include [...]

Gutter system creates innovative solution for farmer

Gutter System creates an innovative solution for Ravenshoe farmer. The Situation Farmers in the North Queensland Atherton Tablelands area, reliant on surface water allocations from the Tinnaroo Dam catchment had their irrigation allocations reduced by 60% in 2017 and water restrictions have been imposed on domestic water users. This situation has arisen as a resulted [...]

Self-filling tanks create a life line in the Bungle Bungles

Self-filling Rainwater Tanks A life-line in the Bungle Bungles WA The Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, is one of the most remote and striking geological regions in Western Australia. Most of the roads into this area are rugged tracks that are accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles. Access for fire control officers and rangers [...]

Hippo Water Tank and Gutter System in Africa

Heritage Hippo Water Tank and Gutter System in Kenya Water is life! A project based on the fact that without water, nothing else will work! In September 2015 Brian and John Buckley from the Three Musketeer's Children's Fund, went to Kenya and installed two new 100,000L Heritage Water Tanks for Doctors World Wide clinics, as [...]

Be prepared for bushfire season

Water tanks in bushfire zones A typical Australian summer is high risk time for bushfires and deciding what kind of tank to install is a serious matter. In research trials conducted by BlueScope Steel, in partnership with the CSIRO and Bushfire CRC, Steel Liner Water Tanks maintained their structural integrity and retained water during and [...]

Waterwise Rainwater Saving Guide

Don't waste your precious rainwater!Water Wise Tips for your house and garden Smart Approved WaterMark Gutter System Every drop of rain is precious in Australia. For years, the rural community have successfully been collecting runoff water from the roofs of their homes, and often their sheds too. So why not be even smarter and collect [...]


 
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