Articles about "Rainwater Plumbing"

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Australian Plumbing Requirements and Standards for Installing Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
Water authorities in Australia are tasked with delivering high-quality water that is safe to drink and use in cooking. To ensure water safety, property owners need to comply with certain requirements and stands when installing or plumbing in alternative water supplies like rainwater tanks. This article examines general requirements and standards when plumbing in a […]
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Components of a Fully Integrated Rainwater Harvesting System

June 15, 2018
  Your rainwater tank is a key piece in your rainwater harvesting system, but it is one of many when it comes to delivering quality water into your home. There are various components (accessories) to the system to consider that can affect your water quality, how the water is distributed around your home and the […]
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Council Rules when Connecting Your Rainwater to Mains Water

June 15, 2018
  As explained in a previous article, water tank requirements in the Adelaide metropolitan area vary in accordance to each council’s rules and regulations. However, there are some specific requirements that all South Australians must observe if connecting your rainwater tank to mains water. SA Water’s Rainwater Plumbing Guide states that: “Where rainwater is required by legislation to […]
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Do You Need a Plumber to Install Your Rainwater Tank?

June 15, 2018
  While most water tanks are easy to install yourself, any plumbing into your home for use in toilets, hot water systems or laundry must be completed by a licensed plumber. You should not carry out the plumbing work yourself unless you are a licensed plumber. Licensed plumbers will be will be aware of Australian […]
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How to Link Multiple Water Storage Tanks Together

June 15, 2018
In a previous article, we covered the question of whether multiple water tanks or one single tank would be the best option. If you believe multiple water tanks are the best way forward for your situation, then reading this article will give you some understanding about how your tanks can be linked. When installing your tanks, we […]

Installing a Rainwater Tank that is Safe for Drinking

June 15, 2018
  Most rainwater stored in Australian water tanks gets stored within a poly plastic membrane or tank. This remains true whether your tank is made from galvanised steel, some stainless steel tanks, BlueScope Steel’s AQUAPLATE® or ZINCALUME® or just straight polyethylene. Given this, it is important to ensure your poly tank or inner poly lining is made […]
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Is it Safe to Drink Water from Rainwater Tanks?

June 15, 2018
  Water is a valuable resource and rainwater stored in a tank is safe to drink as long as proper steps are taken. You just need to ensure that parts of your rainwater harvesting system are made of safe food-grade materials and properly maintained. To ensure the safety of your catchment area, you need to […]
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Main Tank Fittings and Accessories When Plumbing in Your Rainwater Tank

June 15, 2018
When buying a rainwater tank, you can save money by ensuring many required fittings and accessories are included in your deal. This is especially important if plumbing your rainwater into your house. This article is intended to help you know what other fittings and accessories you will need when plumbing in your rainwater tank. Standard Tank Fittings As […]
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Installing Backflow Prevention Devices for Plumbed-in Rainwater Tanks

June 15, 2018
When plumbing in a rainwater tank, a typical setup is to connect mains water to it as a backup water supply. When your tank runs dry, a rainwater to mains water switch can flip over to your mains water so that toilets and washing can continue without issue. Connecting to your mains water supply means a licensed […]
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Setting Up Your Rainwater Tank for Drinking Water

June 15, 2018
  Rainwater from your roof can be a valuable resource and is fine to drink when stored in a safe and properly maintained rainwater tank. When installing your rainwater tank you will need to prepare your site, run piping from your roof to your tank inlet, attach piping to your overflow and install any pump […]
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Switching between Rainwater and Mains Water

June 15, 2018
  A rainwater to mains water switch helps you make the most effective use of your tank water. It allows you to use your tank water supply first and then switch to mains water supply if your tank is low or empty. This set up ensures you maintain a reliable water supply to your toilets, laundry and […]
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Things to Consider When Buying a Water Tank Pump

June 15, 2018
  A water tank pump (also known as a pressure pump) is required in order to use tank water throughout your home. The pump pushes the water out of your tank providing you with pressurised water at the various tap points in your house. Homeowners generally require the tank pumps either to service their household water supply […]