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* [http://blogs.smh.com.au/science/archives/2007/02/morris_iemmas_metoo_announceme.html Good info in this Blog] * [http://blogs.smh.com.au/science/archives/2007/02/morris_iemmas_metoo_announceme.html Good info in this Blog]
* [http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/tanks-have-it-151-zero-use-from-mains/2007/08/12/1186857347090.html?page=fullpage Tanks have it — zero use from mains] * [http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/tanks-have-it-151-zero-use-from-mains/2007/08/12/1186857347090.html?page=fullpage Tanks have it — zero use from mains]
 +* [http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/watersmarthome/index.aspx Water, Recycling Water, Conserving Water, Water Smart Home], Museum Victoria, Australia
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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.


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

What size water tank should I choose?

Types of Water Tanks

Other Considerations


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