Articles about "Water Storage"

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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in Queensland Bushfire Prone Areas

June 15, 2018
  Queensland is notorious for its bushfires with the fire season typically being between August and January. In the 2002 to 2003 fire season, 2800 bushfires scorched 8 million hectares. At the end of December 2013, hundreds of campers and visitors lapping up the sun on North Stradbroke Island had to be evacuated due to bushfires. Queensland […]
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Using Settling Tanks to Improve Your Water Quality

June 15, 2018
When harvesting rainwater from your roof, a dam or river, or an underground bore, it is possible to increase the water quality through utilising two or more tanks. This article will examine settling tank systems – what they are and the benefits they can provide to the quality of water stored in your tank. What is a Settling […]
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Multiple Poly Tanks for Large Water Storage Requirements in Farming

June 15, 2018
Many are familiar with the use and installation of individual water storage tanks, but the setup of multiple storage tanks in a rainwater harvesting system often isn’t considered. The use of multiple water tanks in larger scale water storage endeavours is neither difficult nor uncommon. This article looks at some benefits of linking multiple poly […]
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What are Stormwater Detention Tanks: Differences to Water Retention Tanks

June 14, 2018
If you are building a new home, there are a number of requirements that your local council might require you to meet. Depending on where you are located, one requirement might be effective stormwater planning and installation of stormwater detention tank. This article is the second in a series of articles exploring the topic of stormwater […]
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Assessing Property Space for Large Water Storage Tank Requirements

June 14, 2018
When buying a rainwater tank, it is important to consider how much space you have on your property and where it will be sited. In most cases, space limitations can be overcome for large storage requirements. This article will look at some solutions for larger water storage capacities within limited property space. In another article, we investigated options for fitting in […]
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How to Link Multiple Water Tanks to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

June 14, 2018
Before you invest in a new water tank to store rainwater, perform some careful planning and consider a system setup of linking two or more water tanks together. A multiple water tank setup for rainwater harvesting provides many benefits including: Multiple tanks can be more cost-effective Reduction of lost water in tank failure or water contamination Expandable […]
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Assessing Property Space for Small Water Storage Tanks (1,000–10,000L)

June 14, 2018
Many people do not realise how big water tanks can be, so it is important to first ensure your property will fit the dimensions of your water tank being purchased. Once you have considered the amount of rainwater you wish to capture, the next step to consider is where on your property the water storage tanks necessary can […]
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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in NSW Bushfire Prone Areas

June 14, 2018
Australia is a semi-arid country with hot, dry summers. As such, rural areas are particularly prone to bushfires — rural New South Wales is no exception. Homeowners, particularly those living in rural areas, need to consider this when planning and building their homes. In rural bushfire areas, an adequate water retention system for firefighting purposes […]
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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in Victorian Bushfire Prone Areas

June 14, 2018
Victoria has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and like the rest of Australia, experiences hot dry summers where bushfires are common and often devastating. Victoria is considered one of the highest bushfire risk areas in the world; the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, which claimed 173 lives, and destroyed more than 2000 homes and 430,000 hectares of land, […]
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Identifying Your Farm Water Sources and Storage Options

March 21, 2018
Having access to an adequate amount of water throughout the whole year is an essential requirement for successful farming. It doesn’t matter if you grow crops or rear animals to provide food, wool or other products, good quality water is essential for the welfare of your farm and business profitability. This article will focus on […]