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Water Prices in Australia

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Water is a limited resource. In Australia, our cities rely on water from diverse sources: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra rely on surface water catchments and reservoirs; Perth uses surface and groundwater reservoirs; Adelaide is dependent on the Murray River. Growing urban populations and the potential impact ...

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Council Rules when Connecting Your Rainwater to Mains Water

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As explained in a previous article, water tank requirements in the Adelaide metropolitan area vary in accordance to each council’s rules and regulations. However, there are some specific requirements that all South Australians must observe if connecting your rainwater tank to mains water. SA Water’s Rainwat ...

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Water Tanks for Stormwater Detention

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If you live in and around the suburbs of Adelaide then when building a new house or performing significant additions to an existing house, your council may have stormwater detention requirements that you need to meet. Why is Stormwater Detention Required? During storms and a heavy downpour of rain a lot of stormwater c ...

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Water Retention Tanks for Fighting Bushfires

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Bushfires are a serious threat to many towns and suburbs in the Adelaide region. More than 75 towns in Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island are in bushfire prone areas. 35 suburbs in Adelaide’s fringes are prone to bushfires. If you are building a new home in and around the region of Adelaide you ...

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Water Storage and Council Considerations for New Homes

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If you are looking to install a rainwater tank in your new home, then you need to be aware to any requirements that your local council might have. Council requirements vary from one area to the next so it is something that you will need to verify. Council Requirement Considerations Firstly, councils often require a ...

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