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Rainwater tanks

Rainwater tanks are a great way to reduce demand of the town water supply, reduce stormwater runoff and to achieve a more sustainable development.

We support and encourage the installation of rainwater tanks in the Central Highlands, providing they meet certain building, plumbing and drainage requirements.

Some of these requirements are:

  • Tanks must be set at one third full and topped up with town water
  • Tanks must be filled via a float at the top of the tank
  •  Rain banks cannot be used unless there is a reduced pressure zone valve installed
  • Tank must be connected to one external tap, all water closets and the cold water tap of the washing machine

For more information on installing a rainwater tank, please contact us and ask to speak with our plumbing team.

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