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BOM Forecast: A Warm, Dry Summer for Eastern Australia

BOM Forecast: A Warm, Dry Summer for Eastern Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released its latest forecast, indicating a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event is on the horizon. This climatic phenomenon, characterized by warmer sea surface temperatures in the western Indian Ocean compared to the eastern part, is expected to bring a warmer and drier summer to the eastern coast of Australia.

Understanding the Indian Ocean Dipole

The IOD, often referred to as the El Niño, is a significant driver of Australia's climate. It alternates between three phases: positive, neutral, and negative. In a positive IOD phase, the western Indian Ocean becomes warmer than the eastern part. This temperature difference affects the distribution of rain-bearing weather systems, typically resulting in less rainfall for the eastern and southern parts of Australia.

Impact of a Positive IOD on Australia's Weather

The BOM's forecast of a positive IOD comes with implications for Australia's weather patterns. During positive IOD events, Australia often experiences below-average rainfall in the winter and spring months. This is due to the shift of warmer surface waters away from Australia, reducing the availability of moisture for rainfall.

Conversely, the western part of the Indian Ocean receives more rainfall, which can lead to flooding in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia. However, for Australia, a positive IOD usually means drier conditions, particularly for the eastern coast.

The Coming Summer: What to Expect

With the positive IOD set to influence Australia's climate in the coming months, the eastern coast should prepare for a warmer and drier summer. This forecast aligns with the BOM's climate outlook, which predicts above-average temperatures for the majority of Australia.

While this might be welcome news for beachgoers, the limited rainfall could pose challenges for farmers and water supply in the region. It's also worth noting that a positive IOD can increase the risk of bushfires in south-eastern Australia.

Looking Ahead: Climate Patterns and Predictions

The BOM continues to monitor the IOD and other climate drivers, such as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation in the Pacific Ocean. These climate phenomena play a crucial role in shaping Australia's weather patterns.

As we move further into 2023, it's essential to stay informed about these climatic events and their potential impacts. Understanding the implications of the BOM's forecast can help Australians prepare for the weather conditions ahead, from planning agricultural activities to managing water resources and mitigating bushfire risks.

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Space-Saving Rainwater Tanks Transform the Elara Community

Space-Saving Rainwater Tanks Transform the Elara Community

As urban spaces become more densely populated, it's crucial to find innovative ways to conserve resources and utilize limited space effectively. In the master-planned, family-friendly Elara community within Marsden Park, Coast and Country Water Tanks (CCWT) and Brownie's Plumbing Services have done just that, by introducing slimline rainwater tanks to maximize yard space while providing an eco-friendly solution for water management.

Why Choose Customized Slimline Rainwater Tanks?

The unique shape of slimline rainwater tanks enables them to fit seamlessly into narrow passageways, a common feature in modern housing developments. These tanks, with a capacity of around 3,000 litres, cater to the needs of Elara's residents, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of rainwater storage without compromising their outdoor living spaces.

What sets these tanks apart is their customization. Each tank was designed with specific colours and sizes to match individual homes in the Elara community, maximizing the limited yard space while complementing the overall aesthetics.

How Do OSD Tanks and Submersible Pump Systems Benefit the Environment?

Some of the slimline rainwater tanks installed in Elara are on-site detention (OSD) tanks, which serve a dual purpose. OSD tanks help manage stormwater flow during heavy rainfall, reducing the burden on public stormwater drainage systems and minimizing the risk of flooding.

The submersible pump systems installed within the tanks connect to the mains water supply, allowing residents to use rainwater for tasks like flushing toilets and washing laundry. This helps homeowners conserve water and rely less on the mains water supply.

What's the Secret to a Successful Collaboration in a Family-Friendly Community?

CCWT and Brownie's Plumbing Services have come together to ensure a smooth installation process and seamless integration of the tanks into the Elara community, prioritizing the needs of the families living there. CCWT has a long history of successful water tank supplies for large communities across Australia.

Where to Next for Sustainable Water Solutions in Master-Planned Communities?

As CCWT continues to gain momentum in providing high-quality, sustainable water solutions, more master-planned communities like Elara are beginning to adopt rainwater tanks to conserve resources and reduce their environmental impact. The collaboration between us and Brownie's Plumbing Services has not only transformed the way residents utilize their outdoor spaces but has also contributed to a more eco-friendly and resource-efficient community.

The Elara community's adoption of customized slimline rainwater tanks stands as a testament to the power of innovative design and sustainable water management. Together, CCWT and Brownie's Plumbing Services have demonstrated that there are no limits to what can be achieved when creativity, expertise, and a commitment to sustainability come together in master-planned, family-friendly communities.

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Under Deck Tanks: Customisable, Space-saving Steel Water Storage Solutions

Under Deck Tanks: Customisable, Space-saving Steel Water Storage Solutions

Discover the benefits of customisable, space-saving under deck steel water tanks. Cost-efficient tanks offer tailored solutions to meet council requirements while providing hassle-free installation in limited spaces. Explore how CCWT's under deck tanks can maximize your water storage capacity and meet your unique needs.
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A Successful Bulk Delivery: CCWT Provides Water Tanks for Taree Subdivision Development

Up to the challenge: CCWT recently delivered ten of our custom-made steel water tanks to a new subdivision in Taree. Working within a builder's necessary timeframe is always a challenge, but read here how we tackled the problem.

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Custom-made water tanks - Why should you get one?

Custom-made water tanks - Why should you get one?

If you are looking for a water tank that can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences, then you should consider a custom-made water tank. Custom-made steel water tanks offer a wide range of benefits that make them a worthwhile investment.

Tailored to your needs

One of the primary benefits of custom-made water tanks is that they can be tailored to your specific needs. This means that you can get a tank that is designed to fit your available space, whether that's a small slimline or even a larger round water tank, custom-made water tanks are also made to your specifications, ensuring that they meet your specific requirements, such as the volume of water or required capacity you need to store.

Durable and long-lasting

Another key benefit of custom-made water tanks is their durability and longevity. Steel water tanks are known for their strength and durability, being made from genuine Australian-made BlueScope® steel. Manufactured with the highest levels of construction techniques, ensuring that they can withstand the test of time. When you invest in a custom-made water tank, you can be confident that you are getting a product that will last for many years, without the need for frequent maintenance or replacement.

Custom or commercial fittings

Custom-made water tanks also offer the flexibility to have customised fittings easily installed. With a steel tank, the location of any pipework can be determined based on what is best for the specific needs of your property. This means that you won't have to change your pipework to suit the tank, and instead, the tank can be made to fit your existing pipework. Additionally, custom-made water tanks can have different and custom-sized fittings added to them. This means that if you require a specific type of fitting or a fitting that is larger or smaller than standard, it can be accommodated in the design and construction of the tank. With a custom-made water tank, you have the freedom to design a tank that will suit your specific needs and requirements.

Another advantage of custom-made water tanks is that they can be manufactured to fit any tank dimension. This means that you won't have to settle for a standard size that may not meet your specific requirements. Whether you need a slimline tank to fit a narrow space, a round tank for a more traditional look, or a larger tank to store more water, custom-made water tanks can be manufactured to fit your specific needs. You can choose the shape, size, and capacity that best suits your needs, ensuring that you have the right water storage solution for your property.

In conclusion, custom-made water tanks are a smart choice for anyone looking for a reliable, durable, and efficient water storage solution. By choosing a custom-made water tank, you can get a tank that is tailored to your specific needs, and that will provide you with many years of reliable service. So if you are in the market for a water tank for BASIX compliance, saving water, or even just saving some money, consider choosing a custom-made steel water tank and experience the many benefits that they offer.

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A steel water tank installed in a central coast home by coast and country water tanks

Why Steel Rainwater Tanks are the Best Choice for Water Tank Installation on the Central Coast

Are you looking for a reliable and durable water tank for your home or business on the Central Coast? Look no further than steel rainwater tanks! Not only are steel tanks long-lasting and low maintenance, but they also offer a variety of benefits that make them the perfect choice for water tank installation on the Central Coast.
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Central Coast Council - Static Water Storage Tanks

The Central Coast Council has installed steel rainwater tanks in a high-risk area to aid in fighting bushfires. The tanks are made with durable Aquaplate steel and have a capacity of 20,000 litres. They also have industrial fittings and protective features to withstand harsh weather and fires.
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How to move a slimline water tank

How to move a slimline water tank

01. Uninstall the slimline water tank.

02. Empty any water from the tank.

03. Make sure you have a clear path.

04. Prop the tank up so everyone can get under.

05. Carry the tank to its new location.

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What you need to know when choosing firewood storage

Why should I get firewood storage?

You want to protect your firewood from the elements. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you'll want to make sure the product you select is weatherproof. This comes with another 2 additional factors - are you looking for that classic rustic look or do you want it to keep its features over time

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7 Unique Ways Slimline Water Tanks Can Save You Money

Slimline water tanks have taken over in popularity from the traditional Australian icon of the round water tank. Their flexibility in size and capacity are astounding. Find seven more reasons why here.
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Are you benefiting from rainharvesting?

Are you benefiting from rainharvesting?

Something that we tend to take for granted (especially the closer we get to the coast and cities) is the ready availability of water. Water is the biggest case point for not missing something until it's gone, and its crucial to ensure you always have a ready alternative supply. 
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Water supply for a home on the Central Coast

Water supply for a home on the Central Coast

What are your options when you do not have access to mains water (town supply)?

There is only one - and that is to buy a rainwater tank. 

Water tanks can easily be added to your home - either as your entire supply of water or to supplement your mains water supply and save on your water bill. 

In this case - this property in Holgate on the Central Coast of New South Wales does not have access to mains water, so they ordered a 20,000-litre steel water tank to supply their home.

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