MEDIA RELEASE 6 December 2006
Waverley's Franciscan Parish cares for the earth with innovative rainwater tanks
With tough water restrictions in force, a more economical water tank is
proving increasingly popular for Waverley resident Brother Garry Hill.
Brother Hill, of Waverley’s Franciscan Parish, recently installed five 2,000
litre Rain Reviva slim line tanks within the church grounds.
“The Parish’s concern for the earth and saving water was the main reason we
wanted to install the tanks. We have been very happy with them so far. They
blend in well with the building and take in all the rain water from the roof of
the church,” Brother Garry said.
His concerned about the importance of conserving water began while living in
Papua New Guinea for 38 years.
“Everyone had to live on tank or bore water in New Guinea and we used
poly-tanks, so I knew that they were good quality. Unlike traditional tanks,
they don’t rust and no rust means cleaner water product,” he said.
“I would recommend slim line water tanks to everyone. We have an obligation,
especially with the way the climate is going, to save every drop of water we
can,” he said.
Andrew Pearce, CEO of New Water, the suppliers of Rain Reviva slim line tanks,
said the Australian designed tanks are ideal for residents who have limited
“The slim line rainwater tanks are the strongest and give the widest choice in
terms of size on the market. New Water can also install a backup device which
automatically detects when the tank is empty and will switch over to mains water
if the tank runs out of water,” Mr Pearce said.
“Because they are made from polyethylene they are non-corrosive, rustproof, and
have a longer life span than a traditional galvanised steel water tank and with
the NSW Government rebate, residents can save up to an extra $800 for the
installation of these tanks.
“Homeowners need to think seriously about how rainwater tanks can make a real
difference, and we believe this is the best and most innovative way to capture
and store rainwater. The fact that the tanks stay out of site is an obvious
bonus,” he said.
Tanks range in size from 1,100 litres to 3,200 litres and water can be used for
washing cars, watering the garden, flushing the toilet and even operating the
Prices begin at $902 for an 1100 litre tank and range to $1963 for a 3200 litre
The Rain Reviva slimline tank is sold by New Water throughout the country.
The company also sells rainwater bladder-tanks that can be installed under the
house cavity or veranda and a system that exclusively treats and recycles
household grey water without the need for intrusive excavation, called Aqua
Information is available at
www.newwater.com.au or call 1300 552 695 (1300 NEW WATER).
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