Install and maintain your water tank safely

You may install the water tank after all required permits have been granted.

The water tank must be installed by a licensed plumber.

The tank must be fitted with an overflow pipe of the same diameter as the inlet pipe, and must be connected to the stormwater system at a legal point of discharge.

It is important to seal the tank in order to:

  • prevent risk to small children
  • keep insects, vermin and other animals out.
  • keep the water free of leaves, atmospheric pollution or animal droppings

Rainwater collected in tanks is not suitable for drinking because it can contain contaminants from collection surfaces.

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