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Yes, however internal fixtures supplied from a rain water tank must have a continuous supply of water.
Using licensed plumbers and drainers is the most effective and simplest way of ensuring that plumbing work complies with regulations to minimise unnecessary risk to your family's health and safety. Rectifying defective or non-compliant work can be far more expensive than the original cost.
As a consumer, using an appropriately qualified plumber or drainer will help protect you and your family.
Drainage Plans may be available for inspection and purchase from the Southern Downs Regional Council by contacting Council.
Drainage plans may display the Council's sewer line and the sanitary lines from the building to the connection point at the sewer or onsite treatment system. The location of the plumbing fixtures within the building will also be displayed on the plan. Drainage plans are either drawn by Council, or drawn by a professional and submitted to Council.
Not all properties will have an up to date plan for a variety of the following reasons:
To find out if a Plumber is licensed, please refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website.
If all required information/documentation is supplied the plumbing compliance permit/approval will be issued within 20 business days.
If additional information is required by the assessing officer, an information request will be issued within 10 business days, requesting for the application to supply requested information.
There are no restrictions on which type of hot water system a homeowner can choose and install. The options range from an electric system to energy efficient hot water systems such as gas, solar or heat pumps.
As of 1 February 2013 it is no longer a mandatory requirement to install energy efficient hot water systems such as gas, solar or heat pumps in new homes and existing houses located in a gas reticulated area.
Homeowners are now able to choose a hot water system that best suits their circumstances, including an electric system.
Please see the below section for further details.