Building the Knowledge

Improving Our Effectiveness in Harvesting Rainwater.


Congratulations on your decision to harvest rainwater. This guideline is provided by the Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia (RHAA) and Urban Water Cycle Solutions (UWCS) for above ground rainwater harvesting systems connected to residential dwellings in urban areas. The specification is for a dual water supply, using mains water and rainwater sourced from roof catchments. The dual water supply system sources rainwater first, when stored rainwater is available, for outdoor, toilet, laundry and hot water supply. When stored rainwater is not available, all household water demands are supplied with mains water. The household is encouraged to choose the highest level of water efficiency

List of Publications

Insights into Household Water Use Behaviours Throughout South East Queensland During Drought
Resolving boundary conditions in economic analysis of distributed solutions for water cycle management
Effectiveness of rainwater harvesting for management of the urban water cycle in South East Queensland
Rainwater Tank Design and Installation Handbook
What is Rainwater Harvesting and why is it important?
A Systems Framework of Big Data for Analysis of Policy and Strategy
Seqwater debt is not a result of low water consumption

Health-Related Publications

Influence of roofing materials and lead flashing on rainwater tank contamination by metals
A Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Study of Water Treatment Filters and Gastroenteritis Incidence
Water Quality, Incidental Treatment Train Mechanisms and Health Risks associated with Urban Rainwater Harvesting Systems
microbiology of rainwater harvesting
A Diary Study Of Gastroenteritis And Tank Rainwater Consumption In Young Children In South Australia