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Is it Safe to Drink Water from Rainwater Tanks?

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Water is a valuable resource and rainwater stored in a tank is safe to drink as long as proper steps are taken. You just need to ensure that parts of your rainwater harvesting system are made of safe food-grade materials and properly maintained. To ensure the safety of your catchment area, you need to consider: ...

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Installing a Rainwater Tank that is Safe for Drinking

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Most rainwater stored in Australian water tanks gets stored within a poly plastic membrane or tank. This remains true whether your tank is made from galvanised steel, some stainless steel tanks, BlueScope Steel’s AQUAPLATE® or ZINCALUME® or just straight polyethylene. Given this, it is important to ensure your poly ...

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Setting Up Your Rainwater Tank for Drinking Water

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Rainwater from your roof can be a valuable resource and is fine to drink when stored in a safe and properly maintained rainwater tank. When installing your rainwater tank you will need to prepare your site, run piping from your roof to your tank inlet, attach piping to your overflow and install any pump and ...

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Do You Need a Plumber to Install Your Rainwater Tank?

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While most water tanks are easy to install yourself, any plumbing into your home for use in toilets, hot water systems or laundry must be completed by a licensed plumber. You should not carry out the plumbing work yourself unless you are a licensed plumber. Licensed plumbers will be will be aware to Australian standard ...

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Switching between Rainwater and Mains Water

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A rainwater to mains water switch helps you make the most effective use of your tank water. It allows you to use your tank water supply first and then switch to mains water supply if your tank is low or empty. This set up ensures you maintain a reliable water supply to your toilets, laundry ...

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