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Why State Government and Councils Require Water Tank Screening

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In Australia, states require you to screen all entry points to on your rainwater tank. In Queensland, local councils may fine you several hundred dollars for failing to screen your tank. South Australian government advise when planning for rainwater use, the inlet and overflow of the rainwater tank must be fitted with ...

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Australian Plumbing Requirements and Standards for Installing Rainwater Tanks

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Water authorities in Australia are tasked with delivering high-quality water that is safe to drink and use in cooking. To ensure the safety, property owners need to comply with certain requirements and stands when installing or plumbing in alternative water supplies like rainwater tanks. This article examines general r ...

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Stormwater Detention: Council Requirements for Residential and Property Development

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Local councils require stormwater detention for residential development throughout many built-up areas in Australia. This article will look at why this is necessary in developed areas, general requirements you might need to meet, and how you can comply water detention requirements. What is Stormwater Detention? As resi ...

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Installing Backflow Prevention Devices for Plumbed-in Rainwater Tanks

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When plumbing in a rainwater tank, a typical setup is to connect mains water to it as a backup water supply. When your tank runs dry, a rainwater to mains water switch can flip over to your mains water so that toilets and washing can continue without issue. Connecting to your mains water supply means ...

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Buying Rainwater Tanks in Victoria – Council, State and National Water Tank Regulations

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When choosing to purchase and install a rainwater tank in Victoria, you should understand rules and regulations at all three levels of governments – your local council, the State of Victoria and National guidelines. Many rainwater tank requirements are common sense and easy to comply with. If worried, this article is ...

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