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* In Victoria, new homes will have to be 5-star standard, and must install either a solar HWS, or a water tank. * In Victoria, new homes will have to be 5-star standard, and must install either a solar HWS, or a water tank.
-==Assessing your situation==+There are also several water tank rebate schemes available. - rules are different in each state.
 +Note that the reasons for installing a water tank are not 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 the environment
 +*Be able to water your garden whenever you like
 +*
==What size water tank should I choose?== ==What size water tank should I choose?==
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==External links== ==External links==
-[http://www.enviro-friendly.com/water-tanks-australia.shtml Water Tank info at Enviro-friendly.com]+*[http://www.enviro-friendly.com/water-tanks-australia.shtml Water Tank info at Enviro-friendly.com]
 +*[http://blogs.smh.com.au/science/archives/2007/02/morris_iemmas_metoo_announceme.html Good info in this Blog]
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[[Category:Water Conservation]] [[Category:Water Conservation]]

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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.

Contents

New Regulations

   * 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.

There are also several water tank rebate schemes available. - rules are different in each state.

Note that the reasons for installing a water tank are not 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 the environment
  • Be able to water your garden whenever you like

What size water tank should I choose?

Types of Water Tanks

Other Considerations

Installation

External links

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