The rural life: this morning Scotty, the septic tank guy, stopped by to see why our tank's warning light was on. Luckily it was an easy fix and I can try it myself next time (lift and drop the pipe).
This afternoon Murray from Campbell's Water stopped in to service the pump for our bore (didn't actually need a service, it turns out). He'll give a quote for running a line from the bore to the house (50 metres) and putting in a tap outside for garden watering. He'll also quote for supplying and installing a second rainwater tank. He also suggested I drill more holes in the pump cover box for better ventilation.