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      Holy crap were coming to swim in your 12000litre pool...lol


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      Quote Originally Posted by Moosh View Post
      We are self sufficient with a 9000 litre and a 12000 litre water tank. All powered by solar. Our water bills are $50 a quarter and that includes the River Murray Levy.
      This is going to make me sound thick, so sorry about that but I am blonde! And sorry for about 100000 questions, but we are really interested with self sufficiency etc

      Are the tanks filled with rain water, bore hole, mixture of both or something completely different? Did you pop them in, or where they already there - if you put them in would you mind sharing rough costings? Do you need planning permission for such things (do they have planning permission even in Aus? We haven't looked into that sort of thing at all yet....)

      Sorry again for being so nosey, but its something important to us and a bit of a dream :D

      Thank you to everyone else saying about water bill costs - helpful info for the spreadsheet!
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      Port Noarlunga, Adelaide, South Australia
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      Our water bills for the houses averages around $100 per month but that does include the other charges and not just the water portion.
      I have a pool but have three water tanks with a capacity of 3000 litres, 2500 litres and the latest one 5400 litres. This has drastically reduced the bill compared to last year but this years summer was a non event so it didn't evaporate in the heatwaves that never happened!

      The water rebates are set to end at the end of this month. You can get up to $1000 from SA water to plumb a tank of above 1000 litres into your toilet, and laundry. A 5000 litre tank plus pump plus plumbers charge will be around $1000 so it's free until the end of this month.
      You also get $200 back from SA water for buying a stand alone rainwater tank in addition to the above plumbed in tank.

      Another important thing to remember is that the water charges are a combination of water usage and water treatment. If you use the water from the mains to fill pools or watyer gardens they still bill you as though it had gone through the drains and had to be processed by them. Water is also charged for on a sliding scale. The more you use the more you pay for the next litre you use! Water tanks reduce your usage and stop you from reaching the highest charge rate!

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