Free assessments of rainwater tanks in Melbourne


The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is currently undertaking a study on the physical condition of rainwater tanks. As part of this, the CSIRO are undertaking free assessments of rainwater tanks in Melbourne. We hope that you would like to participate in this study.

The assessment involves answering a 10-15 minute survey, a trained CSIRO personnel will take 20-30 minutes to assess your tank, at the end of which, you will receive a complimentary report on its physical condition. As a token of our appreciation, if you participate in our study we will offer you a $20 gift voucher!*

The study is co-funded by the Smart Water Fund and the information from the study will be used by water planners in Melbourne to help estimate water savings and environmental benefits from rainwater tanks and will also help identify public health risks. 

Participants will not be identifiable in any reports or datasets produced from the research. We will provide reports and datasets as results of the survey to the Smart Water Fund for further dissemination to their stakeholders. Data and reports will be provided in a way that in no way discloses the identity of participants.

 As part of this study, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to register your interest in a free tank assessment!

To register your interest in the survey, you can email us on or you can register your interest by clicking this link:

 If you have any general enquiries about the project please contact Dr Magnus Moglia on

*This survey has been reviewed and approved in accordance with CSIRO’s Human Research Ethics Policy. If you have any concerns regarding the conduct of this survey please contact the Manager Social Responsibility and Ethics on 07 3833 5693 or by email at