Water tanks

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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.

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

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 the environment
  • Be able to water your garden whenever you like

What size water tank should I choose?

Types of Water Tanks

Other Considerations


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