Rainwater Harvesting Australia News & Articles

Prepare Your Rainwater Harvesting System For The Summer Rains

© Bureau of Meteorology The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting above-average rainfall from October – December for the eastern two-thirds of Australia, with October expected to be the wettest of all three months. Which means early spring is an ideal time to check your rainwater harvesting system to ensure it is ready for these summer…Read More
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Rainwater Harvesting and Best Practice Stormwater Management in the New Planning Code.

We are concerned that the requirements of the new Planning and Design Codes will not provide the stormwater, environmental and water efficiency outcomes that the people of South Australia need. This could result in increased flooding risks, insurance costs, environmental damage and less water security in South Australia. Further research has found the cost of…Read More
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BASIX Must Be Retained To Secure Our Water Future

Water is the most precious resource we have; without it we can’t survive.  As a limited resource, it has to be managed carefully, particularly on the driest inhabited continent on earth.  As a result, New South Wales introduced the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) in 2004 to ensure new homes and major renovations were sustainable and…Read More
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RAINWATER HARVESTING TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

Rainwater Harvesting assists stormwater management, water conservation, local waterways preservation and improved green infrastructure. The industry itself is underpinned by a robust network of manufacturers, designers, installers, repairers, and end-users. It is fast-evolving; impressive advancements have been made, and those at the fore continue to innovate via technology. Below are some of our favourite new…Read More
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Rainwater Harvesting and Best Practice Stormwater Management in the New Planning Code

Rainwater Harvesting Australia recently sent the following letter to the Minister for Environment and Water in South Australia and the Minister for Planning in South Australia. The letter calls for the retention of compulsory rainwater tanks and asks the Minister to clarify how best practice management is applied to the issues of stormwater management, water…Read More
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RAINWATER HARVESTING BUSINESS PLAN: 2021

THE YEAR OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 26%. One in four. That’s how many Australian households are equipped with a rainwater tank. After all, water is our most precious resource. It’s our duty to improve the ways we not only use, but collect it. Now, what is rainwater harvesting, you might ask? Sure, the basics are in…Read More
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Rainwater tanks at risk of being lost

Planning SA are removing the compulsory requirement for rainwater tanks to be a part of new homes across South Australia and will just “recommend” rainwater tanks instead. Without rainwater tanks being an integral part of every new home, South Australian residents can expect to see their stormwater systems overwhelmed, increased local flooding, damaged waterways, costly…Read More
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Sustainable Buildings Save Billions – An Alternative Water Strategy for Sydney

By Michael Smit, Rainwater Harvesting Australia. Kingspan Water & Energy and Urban Water Cycle Solutions have proposed a alternative solution for meeting the water challenges in our cities – the focus is on improving the performance of our buildings. If we can make relatively small changes to make each building more efficient in how it…Read More
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Simple Care & Maintenance Tips For Your Rainwater Harvesting System

With La Nina conditions forecasted to bring above-average rainfall for most of Australia this summer, now is the perfect time to make sure your rainwater harvesting system is ready to catch as much rain as possible. Doing some simple system checks and maintenance will help to maximise captured rain fall and maintain high quality water.…Read More
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Rainwater Harvesting Industry Survey 2020

Industries shift all the time; sometimes for the benefit of consumers, and sometimes to their detriment. One such changing Industry — that is yielding undeniably positive results for Australians, countrywide — is Rainwater Harvesting. Ultimately, this Industry has matured significantly since the reintroduction of urban installations in Australia. Now, it is defined by quality products…Read More
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Costs and Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Australia – A Whole Systems Perspective

Michael Smit, Kingspan Water and Energy Rainwater harvesting would appear to be an efficient solution providing suitable water quality for many household uses[1] and stormwater management at source. One in four households in Australia has a rainwater tank[2]. Despite this, there is little implementation of rainwater harvesting by the mainstream water industry and there is…Read More
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Little Stringybark Creek and the Health of Urban Waterways Snapshot

Little Stringybark Creek, located 37 km from Melbourne, has an urban catchment of approximately 300 ha at its headwaters and a total catchment of about 800 ha. Development in the catchment is a mix of urban and semi-rural. The creek is the focus of a project that is providing an understanding of how urban infrastructure…Read More
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