Articles tagged: Council Requirements

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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Installing a Water Tank in South Australia: Planning, Plumbing and Protection

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The South Australian Government has introduced a number of initiatives, especially in recent years, with the purpose of encouraging and ensuring more sustainable water use in the State. One of these initiatives is the requirement for mandatory water tanks, which requires a rainwater tank and rainfall harvesting system ...

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NSW Development Code for Rainwater Tank Installations

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When installing a water tank you need to make sure that all the work is conducted in accordance with state government specifications and requirements. This article was written for tank installers to understand the regulations in New South Wales for rainwater tanks installed above ground and below ground, and the assoc ...

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