Articles tagged: Mains Water

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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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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Save Money with Rainwater Tanks and Beat Future Water Prices

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Is It Worth Buying a Rainwater Tank? Water is a limited resource. Australia’s homes and industries continue to use more water, which has pushed prices higher and higher over a number of years. Prices look almost certain to continue rising along with this increasing demand. If you own a business and water is a sig ...

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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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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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