Rainwater tanks

There are many benefits to owning and using a rainwater tank. Find out how to install and site a tank appropriately, deal with overflow and recognise when a tank may need a building approval.

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A building approval is required for rainwater tanks where one or more of the following criteria applies: The base diameter of the rainwater tank exceeds 3.56 metres; or The overall height exceeds 2.4 metres from natural ground level; or The base is greater than 5 metres in length; or A supporting structure (i.e. tank stand) is required and the overall height is over 2.4 metres; and Where the tank is mandatory under the Queensland Development ...
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Installing a rainwater tank saves both water and money.  A rainwater tank provides the following benefits: Free water; saving money on water rates. Soft water that lathers easily, saving on soap and detergent. Extra water available for washing cars, watering gardens etc. The current view of many health authorities is that while rainwater from a well-maintained system is a useful source of water, it is never recommended for drinking water use, and additional treatment ...
When retrofitting to an older existing home there are several things you need to consider such as what size tank and how much water will be collected. ...
Toowoomba Regional Council requires mandatory rainwater tanks and water saving measures on new dwellings and commercial buildings. The Queensland State Government granted this request to start from 1 September 2014. Queensland Development Code (QDC) 4.2 is now applicable to any new class 1 (a)(i)buildings (single detached dwellings) on blocks greater than 250m2. Dwellings on blocks less than 250m2 are exempt. Queensland Development Code 4.3 is applicable for any new commercial building ...
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