excess rain water?

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  1. debonatrek

    debonatrek Junior Member

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    hello
    I have spent sometime looking for the answer on the forum but can't find the answer.
    I am about to install a 10,000L underground water tank and was wondering when it fills up and overflows should I put it back into the stormwater system? feed it into a gravel pit or let it just flow out? I have sandy soil. you would think that the council would have some requirements but they dont.

    any suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks
    deb
     
  2. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    Hmmmmm, can't find the answer? This recent thread I am quoting because well, Markos is dead on & I have the same questions and suggestions.


    This was from a very similar named post.

    I need way more information in order to help best I can, and I am sure many others here do too.

    For me, despite being in a cool humid rainforest I have no such thing as excess water. I want to capture it, keep it, reuse it anyway I can. It's the most precious resource on the property no matter where you are.
     
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    gardenlen Group for banned users

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    g'day deb,

    only observations are putting a tank underground is probably not cheap, so maybe consider nothing less that 25k/l or thereabouts. you don't say what sort of construction for the tank poly, cement ?

    as for overflow most councils don't get involved so long as the water does not flow to or over neighbours properties, at a pinch if a neighbour dobbed they may make you reconnect to the storm water system.

    len
     
  4. debonatrek

    debonatrek Junior Member

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    thanks len that pretty much answers my question, just don't let it on the neightbours property ( though i am secretly hoping that they will install a tank, as i'm in a duplex and they have a bigger yard)
    my property is in the suburbs on 400m2, its lucky? I guess that i have to excavate a retaining wall as the previous owner built it and did not waterproof it. while the fence is down between my neighbours and my house and there is an excavator there I thought i would make the whole that much bigger to fit a tank in. I would love to fit a 25k/l tank in but i am not sure that it would fit, the tank man is coming to investigate for me. the tank is cement as that is the cheapest option for a 10000L.

    your right Pakanohida there is no such thing as excess water, so maybe i should have said water I can not retain:) especially as we have very dry summers. and your above thread is about a hobby farm and wasn't sure if the answer for water you can't retain would suit a small suburban block. i'll try and be more clear in my questions next time
     

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