Installing a rainwater tank to use for garden irrigation or topping-up pools can help you save water and reduce the cost of your bill.
Rainwater tanks are regulated through the Moreton Bay Regional, Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils' building/plumbing approval processes. Please contact your local council for advice on rainwater tanks.
Check if there are any council regulations about where you can put your tank. For example, in some areas there is a minimum distance from the side property boundary.
There may be other mandatory installation requirements such as mosquito-proof screens, stormwater connections and the fitting of a first-flush diverter.
Decide whether you need a pump and if so, how you will connect it to your electricity supply.