Karen Civil Canberra ACT 2601 January 11, 2006

We are reviewing our rainwater tank rebate program http://www.thinkwater.act.gov.au/incentives.shtml#rainwater_rebate and are interested in any recently published papers/reports which address the following: 1. describe the elasticity of demand for internally connected rainwater tanks in urban settings (ie tank plumbed into the home for internal uses such as toilet flushing and clothes washing); 2. describe the relationship between the take-up rate of a rebate program and the amount of the rebate 3. an analysis of the effectiveness of rainwater tanks in reducing mains (potable) water use in an urban setting Our rebate program makes an internal plumbing connection a mandatory conditions to be eligible for our rebate. I would be interested in knowing if there are other schemes which also do this.

Karen Civil

Communications Project Officer
Water Strategy Implementation
Office of Sustainability Chief Minister's Department
GPO Box 158 Canberra City ACT 2601 Australia
Tel: 6207 2170 Fax: 6207 6255
Email: karen.civil@act.gov.au
www.thinkwater.act.gov.au