Articles for: Tank Regulations

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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Building Sustainability (BASIX) and Rainwater System Requirements in NSW

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New South Wales’ Building and Sustainability Index (BASIX) aims to achieve up to a 40% reduction on the consumption of potable water against the state benchmark. This benchmark is explicitly expressed as being equal to 90,340 litres of water per person per year. BASIX assessment is required for: new buildings t ...

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