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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in Victorian Bushfire Prone Areas

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Victoria has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and like the rest of Australia, experiences hot dry summers where bush fires 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 ho ...

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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in NSW Bushfire Prone Areas

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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 reten ...

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Water Supply Requirements for Fire Fighting in Queensland Bushfire Prone Areas

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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. End of December 2013, hundreds of campers and visitors lapping up the sun on North Stradbroke Island had to be evacuated due to bushfi ...

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Water Tanks in Wagga Wagga: State and Council Requirements for Residential Homes

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Wagga Wagga is a vibrant regional city in Southern New South Wales, located midway between Sydney and Melbourne. Surrounded by impressive country landscapes and straddling the magnificent Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is the hub of the Riverina region with a popular of 56,000 residents. If you live in Wagga Wagga, ch ...

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Water Tanks in Tamworth Region: State and Council Requirements for Residential Homes

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The Tamworth Region, located in inland NSW (north-western), covers 9,653 square kilometres from the Nandewar Range north of Barraba, to the head of the Peel River and the Great Dividing Range. It has the charm of country living combined with a progressively city style and is estimated to have a population of over 58,00 ...

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Water Tanks in Gympie Region: State and Council Requirements for Residential Homes

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The Gympie region is found in South East Queensland approximately 2 hours north of Brisbane. With an area of 6,898 square kilometres, it offers picturesque experiences from the rolling hills and market villages of the Mary Valley, to quaint country towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri and pristine coastal areas of Rainbow Bea ...

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National Water Tank Requirements: Rural and Semi-Rural Homes in Australia

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If you live or have a property away from city areas, then you may need to carefully plan out your sources of water. Such might include rivers and dams, bore water or more obviously rainwater. Properties located in semi-rural regions generally have access to a reticulated water supply. Nonetheless, water tanks a ...

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Plumbing Requirements for Water Tanks in New Homes

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When installing a rainwater tank and you want to use your harvested water throughout your house, then you will obviously need some plumbing work carried out. Such as: fitting downpipes from your roof to your tank connecting your tank overflow to a stormwater system connecting your tank to a pressure pump, etc. Dependi ...

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