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Instant Tax write-off for water tanks

Instant Tax Write-OffExtended until December 2020!Under instant asset write-off eligible businesses can: Immediately write off the cost of each asset that cost less than the threshold. Claim a tax deduction for the business portion of the purchase cost in the year the asset is first used or installed ready for use. Instant asset write-off can [...]

EvaRain Tank Gutter System – WA Water Awards Finalist

EvaRain Gutter SystemWA Water Awards 2020Research and Development Finalist Heritage Tanks Australia’s EvaRain Tank Gutter System was recently named a finalist in the Western Australian Water Awards for 2020. The product was entered into the Research and Development category for the Awards, which recognises projects that challenge current practices and address the need for a [...]

Prepare for your Water Storage for La Nina this Spring

Get prepared for rain!La Nina chance is 70% higher than normal According to the ENSO Outlook produced by the Bureau of Meteorology, the chance of a La Nina weather pattern is 70% higher than normal and has reached alert level. Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) climatologist Naomi Benger said La Nina could mean a few different [...]

EvaRain Filterable Gutter System

World First Tank Gutter TechnologyThe all-new next generation, Australian designed and manufactured EvaRain Circular Tank Gutter System is unique in its ability to collect close to 100% of the rain from the roof of your rainwater tank, without compromising on the quality of the water collected.Using this system, the water running into your tank is [...]

Covid19

Heritage Water Tanks Covid19 Response To reinforce your confidence in our commitment to providing the best possible service to our customers, we would like to update you regarding our response to the Covid19 Pandemic situation. Firstly, we would like to reassure you that our levels of stock are secure, as are our supply chains and [...]

Health benefits of rainwater

Health benefits of rainwater Is it safe to drink rainwater? Well, the short answer is yes! But there is so much more to rainwater including the health benefits. Rainwater is being used for several different reasons throughout the world. Many people collect and use rainwater for irrigation, cleaning or bathing. However, millions of people use [...]

Poly vs Steel Water Tanks?

Lined Steel water tanks vs PolyShould I purchase one single Steel water tank or multiple Poly tanks? Are you looking to purchase a rainwater tank for your home and need to make a decision regarding what type of tank to buy? Working through this can be confusing due to the variety of different rainwater tank [...]

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 Rainwater 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. [...]

Water Facilities Tax Deduction

Water Facilities Tax Deduction You may be entitled to claim a deduction for capital expenditure incurred on a water facility if you are: a primary producer an irrigation water provider – for expenditure incurred on or after 1 July 2004. If you are an irrigation water provider, your expenditure must have been incurred primarily and [...]

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 2020 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. [...]

Home Builder Grant

Home Builder Grant for Eligible Australians The Australian Government's HomeBuilder Program provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations. If your Building Contract [...]

Water Tank Grants and Rebates

Grants and Rebates for Australian Farmers There are a number of opportunities available for Australian Primary Producers to access Natural Disaster Support this year. We put together a list of some of them below. Here's looking forward to 2021! The Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants Program is cost-shared by the Australian and State [...]

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 [...]

Total Tanks Victoria – The Heritage Water Tanks Story

Heritage Water Tanks Victorian Distributor Total Tanks Victoria has been the Distributor for  Heritage Water Tanks for over 10 years. They are an Australian family owned and operated business and employ local installation teams throughout Victoria. Total Tanks Victoria has evolved from an Agricultural based business and started operating with Heritage Tanks back in 2006. [...]

A tale of survival, Nerriga NSW

A tale of survival from Nerriga NSW With so many catastrophic bushfires impacting so many communities in Australia this season, we’re glad to share this story of survival from a rural property near Nerriga in NSW. Surviving tank with burnt 44 Gal drum in background Poly tank with only steel valve remaining in ash Chris [...]

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 TanksA 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 to [...]

Hippo Water Tank and Gutter System in Africa

Heritage Hippo Water Tank and Gutter System in KenyaWater 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 well [...]

Preparing your fire-fighting equipment

Preparing your Fire Fighting Equipment Reliable Fire Fighting products are critical for first response bush fire protection for rural bush fires, burning of fire breaks, mopping up and ember attacks. It's essential to source the best quality and effective firefighting products for first response bush fire attacks and prevention for your property. Always look out [...]

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 [...]

Rainwater harvesting technology

Rain water harvesting technology: Finally, the wait is over! The all new Australian designed and Manufactured gutter, uses BlueScope Zincalume or Colorbond steel, and enables you to collect up to 100% of the rain off your tank roof without compromising the capacity of your tank. Instead of all the precious rain water that lands on your [...]

Waterwise Rainwater Saving Guide

Don't waste your precious rainwater!Water Wise Tips for your house and gardenSmart 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 water [...]

What to look for in a tank

What features do you look for in a steel water tank? Is it wall strength or liner density? The ability to withstand the harsh Australian temperatures and climate? Learn more about how Heritage Water Tanks offers the best quality steel water tanks on the market in our video. Other subjects you can learn about on […]

Plumbing the Gutters to the Tank

Plumbing the Gutters For more information about how to correctly install your tank fittings and gutter system, please call our Sales Advisory Team on 1800115552


 
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