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*Be able to water your garden without regard to water restrictions *Be able to water your garden without regard to water restrictions
*Make rain water available for drinking in your home - [http://www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/ourwater/dsenowof.nsf/obj/attachments/$file/your_private_drinking_water_supply.pdf see this info] *Make rain water available for drinking in your home - [http://www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/ourwater/dsenowof.nsf/obj/attachments/$file/your_private_drinking_water_supply.pdf see this info]
 +*Use rainwater in the laundry and toilet
==What size water tank should I choose?== ==What size water tank should I choose?==

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Water Tanks

Connecting a water tank to the down spouts of your home's guttering system is one of the easiest ways to contribute to sustainable living.

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Regulations as at May 2007

  • In Canberra in the ACT, new developments must include a water tank.
  • In Sydney and NSW, new building regulations call for a 40% reduction in mains water usage.
  • In Victoria, new homes will have to be 5-star standard, and must install either a solar HWS, or a water tank.

Rules and rebate schemes are different in each state.

Info on Victorian Rebate Scheme

With the current rebate schemes and cost of water the reasons for installing a water tank are not typically financial, for the cost of installing a 9000l tank, you could buy more than 5 million litres of water from Sydney Water.

Assessing your situation

So if it is not for financial reasons why are you installing a water tank?

Here are some reasons:

  • Do your part for water conservation
  • Be able to water your garden without regard to water restrictions
  • Make rain water available for drinking in your home - see this info
  • Use rainwater in the laundry and toilet

What size water tank should I choose?

Types of Water Tanks

Other Considerations

Installation

External links

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