What is BASIX?

New houses and certain additions and alterations are required to provide water tanks under current legislative provisions, known as BASIX. In the interest of conserving water, tanks are connected to laundries, toilets and garden taps. Town water is used to top up the tanks to ensure continuous supply is maintained in dry times.

Owners of existing houses can provide similar systems however it is important to note that the work must be carried out by a licensed plumber to ensure a safe supply and to prevent contamination of the town water supply.

The BASIX website can provide you with additional information.

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1. What do I need to consider when installing a water tank?
2. What is BASIX?
3. Can I drink the water supply from my water tank?