Water is a limited resource in most parts of Australia. This includes the state of Victoria. This is not surprising, since Australia’s the driest continent in the world, and it has a large population. It’s a wonder it has a regular water supply at all. This is mostly due to the efforts of residents to use water wisely, which get full support from the state government. The most recent support offered is a targeted water tank rebate in Vic.
Community water rebate program
This is the program for those who want to do their part in saving water, but cannot afford it. It began in July 2015, and it targets people in need, and communities that need water saving equipment. For example, if you want to install a dual flush toilet, but you don’t have enough money, you can apply for a rebate with your local council.
The council will send someone to check if you qualify for the rebate. These small changes will not only help you save water over time, but they also cut down water bills immediately. The program also finds local communities that need rainwater tanks to help reduce flooding, and handle sewerage. According to Rhino Water Tanks, water tank rebates in Victoria are also available. You qualify if you have water tanks installed in your property.
This is not the first rebate program open to Victoria residents, and it probably will not be the last. Before this, there was the Living Victoria Water Rebate Program. It was open to all residents, not just for those that could not afford it. The rebates included up to $1,500 for rainwater tanks and $10 for water efficient showerheads. All you had to do was make a claim. The state government has set aside $40 million for the program, which ran from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2015.
Rebates are the government’s way to reward people that save water. However, people should not make rebates their main reason for using water wisely. The water supply is not likely to increase any time soon. Victoria residents can help the community and themselves by doing whatever they can to use water efficiently, with or without the rebates.