Urban Rainwater Tank Policy

This policy addresses the requirements regarding the installation of rainwater tanks in urban areas, where town water supply is available. The introduction of BASIX (Building and Sustainability Index) in July 2005 obligated most new developments to install a rainwater tank to achieve a 40% reduction in mains water usage.

The objective of Council’s Urban Rainwater Tank Policy is to:

  • Monitor information regarding connection details
  • Administer backflow requirements