When it comes to needing water, there are few places in the world that are as thirsty as outback Australia. Not only is the country pretty dry once you move away from the coast, but additional droughts have made conditions even worse, as has global warming. With all of these pressing concerns on the back of most farmers and rural property owners minds, there are few solutions. One way to add to your current water supply is through the introduction of rainwater tanks on your property. Here are three reasons why this can be a good idea as opposed to other options.

No Laws Or Grants Needed To Access Water

While some rural properties attempt to access groundwater through bores and wells, this is a complicated and expensive process that is not always successful. Not only do you have to apply through complex forms, but you also need to pay for the instalment of said bores and your usage of this water is not unlimited. The water itself can also sometimes be tainted and therefore no good for use at all. Rainwater tanks are simple, easy to install and don't require any of the hoops you have to go through with other methods. 

All Sizes Available

The last thing you want is for it to rain and your rainwater tanks overflow, spilling all of that precious liquid onto the ground where it will quickly disappear. Larger rural properties can accommodate rainwater tanks that can hold tens of thousands of litres, which makes the absolute most out of any rainfall. This water can be stored and used as you need, and in some cases, it can even be purified so that it can be drunk or used in the shower. Larger tanks are also not that expensive when compared with how long they last and how much benefit they provide.

Multi-Pronged Approach

To get through these tough water restrictions the only way many rural properties survive is with multiple water-saving schemes. Not only will families attach water conscious fixtures such as taps and toilets, but they will find ways to recycle water and access supplies that might otherwise be overlooked in the city. Rainwater tanks don't make up the whole solution for your water needs, but they do play a large and relatively inexpensive part. If you want to be as proactive as possible, then you need rainwater tanks on your farm or rural property.