Articles for: Rainwater Harvesting

Is Rainwater Tank Sludge Harmful to Water Quality?

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If you own a rainwater tank, proper tank maintenance procedures recommended by the Australian Health Department include inspecting inside your tank every 2-3 years for sediment build-up. This sediment build-up is normally comprised of organic matter such as leaves which turns into a slimy biofilm layer at the bottom of ...

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Calculating Your Family’s Water Usage Needs When Buying a Tank

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When looking to install water storage it pays to know how much rainwater your home can harvest, as well as how much water your family consumes. This article will also explore different areas to consider, to better estimate your family’s water usage and decide on how much water storage is ideal. Average Australian Hou ...

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Assessing Property Space for Large Water Storage Tank Requirements

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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. I ...

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Assessing Property Space for Small Water Storage Tanks (1,000–10,000L)

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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 necessar ...

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How to Link Multiple Water Tanks to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

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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 tan ...

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Calculating the Amount of Rainwater Capturable from Your Roof

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Rainwater collected from the roofs of your house or sheds provides high quality water that can be a valuable source of drinking water. The volume harvestable is dependent upon your roof catchment area, but can be quite substantial over the course of a year. This article will help you to know how much rainwater you ...

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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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