Articles tagged: Water Sources

Calculating Livestock Water Requirements for Your Farm

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If you work a farm with livestock, planning for your necessary stock water is just as important as feed supplies. Ensuring your stock has adequate water at all times, especially during the hot Australian summer when livestock require more water, is evidently important. To correctly plan requires knowing your properties ...

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Identifying Your Farm Water Sources and Storage Options

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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 ...

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Performing a Water Audit to Assess Your Farm Water Requirements

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Careful water planning is essential before investing in your farm and costly constructions. If you have a property in rural Australia used for farming, then you will likely discover that you have no access to a mains water supply. Good planning means performing a detailed water audit to know where your water will be us ...

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Maximising Water Captured in Storage Tanks During Rainfall and Storms

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Hotter Australian temperatures mixed with ever increasing populations places greater demand on our mains water supply. This in turn creates pressure for water authorities to identify and tap into alternative water sources, often resulting in higher expense to consumers. Rainwater tanks obviously allow you to harvest wa ...

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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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