Articles tagged: Nsw

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 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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Proper Water Tank Maintenance for Drinkable Rainwater

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Rainwater from your roof is a valuable resource and safe to drink when stored in a properly installed and maintained food-grade rainwater tank. NSW Health stresses the importance of a properly maintained rainwater tank for good quality drinking water. In urban areas, they recommend mains water because often people eith ...

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Water Sustainability Targets for New Homes in NSW

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Rainwater is recognised by the New South Wales (NSW) state government as an important resource for water sustainability. As such, they often encourage or mandate the adoption of a rainwater harvesting system and better use of rainwater. BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) is a state-wide environmental planning initia ...

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Rainwater Assessment for BASIX Certification in NSW

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Rainwater is arguably the best source of alternative water for achieving your BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) water target. It is recognised by the NSW government as being an important source of water sustainability. When lodging your assessment application online, BASIX will assess your rainwater based on the ...

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Is it Safe to Drink Rainwater from Water Tanks?

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No one wants to drink water that could potentially harm them or their family. So it is quite understandable then that a commonly asked question is whether it truly is safe to drink rainwater stored in your water tank. According to the NSW government’s BASIX website, rainwater stored in a tank is usable for flushing ...

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