Site Preparation and Plumbing Instructions

There are many factors that will determine the most appropriate location of your rainwater tank. First walk around your house and note the locations of your downpipes. The closer the tank is to a downpipe, the simpler and cheaper the installation will be. Once you have selected an appropriate site, you can begin to prepare this site for the tank.

Your tank instillation should be completed by a plumber and make sure to shop around for the best quote.

1. Check the relevant regulations relating to rainwater tank installation with your local council.

2. Water tanks should be handled with care. Avoid dragging over rough and sharp surfaces and obstacles.

3. The site must be a solid, level, compacted base, that extends beyond the diameter of the tank that will not be eroded by wind or rain. Suitable bases include brick, concrete, gravel or solid dolomite surface between 300mm and 400mm in depth.


Please ensure your tank is installed by a qualified plumber in accordance with you local council regulations.

1. Insert a length of flexible pipe to absorb shocks and movements of pipe fittings from tank. Position pipe directly into the ground to avoid running over pipe and damaging fitting and / or tank.

2. Tank overflow must be piped away from tank to avoid undermining tank base.

3. Unsupported pipe work puts excessive strain on fittings and tank wall.

NOTE: Brumby warranty may be voided if tank placement or plumbing in not installed as specified.

Gutters and Roofing

The guttering on your roof is a key component in your rainharvesting system and will need to be regularly cleared of any leaves or debris. Damaged guttering should be repaired. On some existing houses, the guttering may need to be adjusted to direct the water to the corner of your house where the tank will be installed.

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