Articles tagged: Rainwater Harvesting (page 2)

Deciding Between Multiple Water Tanks or One Large Tank?

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When looking for a water tank, many just considering buy one to meet their needs. Yet, there are several reasons why getting two or more might be better. This article will explore reasons why you might wish to install multiple water tanks rather than one large tank or vice-versa. Factors to Consider When Choosing Choos ...

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Leaf Screening: Gutter Guards vs Rain Heads

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If you will be harvesting rainwater from your roof, then you might be wondering how to guard against leaves, insects and debris entering your water supply. There are solutions like water diverters, which work great and should always be installed. Screening prior to water entering your pipework also makes sense. This ar ...

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Benefits of Rain Heads When Harvesting Rainwater

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If you have trees surrounding your home or roof capture area, then leaves will no doubt fall or be blown onto there. When it rains, water washes these leaves, as well as sticks, insects and other matter into gutters and downpipes. Unless guarded against, such matter will wash into the pipework and potentially end up ...

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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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