Demand for water tanks increases

The drought is also increasing demand for water tanks from farmers.

They are not being used to collect rainwater, but to hold water being trucked in to properties across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Ross Hendy from Tankworld in north-west Victoria says around 250 tanks are being sold each week, and there is a six-week wait for them.

"Instead of running one shift we are running two, we are currently looking at possibly running three and we are obviously putting more trucks on the road so we can get the product to our clients quicker," he said.

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