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    Righty.... just been told by the council that when our house has been built we need a 5000l rainwater tank for bushfire purposes. That's great, but anyone know who, where, what cost etc these things come in at. I'm having images of them costing gazillions and taking up several acres of space!

     

    cheers

     

    Rich

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    Guest Tina P
    Righty.... just been told by the council that when our house has been built we need a 5000l rainwater tank for bushfire purposes. That's great, but anyone know who, where, what cost etc these things come in at. I'm having images of them costing gazillions and taking up several acres of space!

     

    cheers

     

    Rich

     

    Hi,

    Where are you building ? We had to have some bushfire protection on our build, sarking (sp) on the roof and fire screens. It was a medium rise area ?

     

    This has now been dropped by CFS and the builds going up now don't need it.

     

    I would ring CFS to check this info out, as its a big tank and an even bigger expence.

     

    Tina

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    Every new house being built should have to have rainwater tanks anyway. This is for use in the house for flushing toilets etc to save on using mains water and draining the system. Thats what we have been told when doing our new build. It needs to be plumbed in with a pump for supplying whats needed. Just what we've been told anyway.

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    Guest nishman

    All new builds where we are (seaford) need a minimum of a 1000L rwt plumbed into the toilet/washing machine. A 5000L tank is a decent size - around 1.8m diamater; 2m high ish. They do go a lot bigger :) I've seen them for around $800 (+ pump & plumbing in etc)

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    Guest Tina P
    Hi,

    Where are you building ? We had to have some bushfire protection on our build, sarking (sp) on the roof and fire screens. It was a medium rise area ?

     

    This has now been dropped by CFS and the builds going up now don't need it.

     

    I would ring CFS to check this info out, as its a big tank and an even bigger expence.

     

    Tina

     

    Hi,

     

    We still have a rain water tank as yes all new build's have to have one.

     

    5,000 litre tank is for the bushfire protection that the council are telling him he needs and its the CFS who decide which area's are at risk for bushfires.

     

    Tina

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    Guest rich

    We're building at Flagstaff Pines. Looking at the geography of the area it's not a surprise we need one, just rummaging around in the budget. Plus it would make a good scuba diving centre for garden gnomes.

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    Guest Vickilee
    We're building at Flagstaff Pines. Looking at the geography of the area it's not a surprise we need one, just rummaging around in the budget. Plus it would make a good scuba diving centre for garden gnomes.

    What a fantastic place to build!!

    You would need to have quite a nice looking tank in that area, can get flat ones that cover a whole side wall . you will be suprised how much you might need that water for your garden or Pool in the summer and it will save you money in the long run . New homes should have a tank connected and can be used to flush toilets.. saving town water supply..

    Dont worry too much your buildr should organise this?????

    Vicki :0)

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    Guest parko

    Have a look at fire shelters Australia to see if you can have a fire shelter rather than a rain water tank.

    Parko

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    Guest graandjac

    Flagstaff pines eh........the cost of a tank wont matter then:p:biglaugh:, a mate building at seaford meadows recons they dont need any as all the water is saved and recycled by the whole estate..!!??.On the point where we are we have to have 3000ltr tank for a block over 600sqm.

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