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melted poly water tank bush fire

Bushfires, water supply and you

Bushfires are an unavoidable part of Australia, and when it comes to facing this threat an often essential requirement is to have a static water storage supply to protect your home, but not all options are created equal. Steel water tanks are often the most economical method of protecting your home. Read about the how and why here.
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Steel vs Poly Water Tanks

Steel vs Poly Water Tanks

Steel vs poly water tanks, which is better? Higher quality? Why should I choose one over the other? There is no one size fits all answer to these questions, but if you want to know how to answer these for yourself, this is as good a place as any to start.
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Selecting the right pump to go with my water tank

Selecting the right pump to go with my water tank

It is possible to find a variety of rainwater harvesting pumps with varying features and specifications.

What is the best way to select a water pump? Let us narrow the field.

Rainwater harvesting can be used for the following purposes:

1. Only for use in the garden or outdoors
2. Household-wide
3. Auxiliary water systems (plumbed to toilets, washing machine, garden tap with automatic mains water switching)

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How to install a slimline water tank

How to install a slimline water tank

We'll go into greater detail for more complicated setups, but this installation guide is for a simple design.

Capturing rainwater from a roof, then utilised for lawns and gardens - either with a pump or gravity feed.

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How do water tanks work?

How do water tanks work?

Water tanks - in terms of function - are extremely simple. 

They are large (and sometimes small) containers that hold water. There's no moving parts and very limited maintenance required to keep them working properly.

The more interesting part of how a water tank works is in the gathering and distribution of your water:

  • Harvest the water
  • Hold the water over extended periods
  • Distribution of rainwater when required
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A brief description of BASIX

A brief description of BASIX

Basix stands for the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) and is a state-based environmental planning policy with goals to significantly reduce carbon emissions associated with residential dwellings as well as the conservation of water resources. Our water resources are under constant pressure due to persistent droughts and high populations.
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