NSW increases rainwater tank subsidies

Bigger subsidies for rainwater tanks will be made available to anyone who purchases one from today in New South Wales.

The State Government will now refund $1,500, up from the $800 previously offered.

The subsidy was originally only available to Sydney residents but now will apply statewide.

Water Minister Phil Koperberg says people should not become complacent because of the recent heavy rains.

"It’s not the time now to gamble that it’s going to keep raining and, if it does, and storages return to something approximating normal, then the Government may well decide to ease the restrictions," he said.

"But it’s just a little bit too early to do that and, whilst they apply, the prospect of having your own water supply for those things which restrictions don’t allow you to do, is certainly worth the investment."

 From ABC Online

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