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 Achievements of the Australian Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia


RHAA Achievements

  • To ensure Australia had a nationally consistent rainwater guideline, RHAA (then ARID) launched Version 1 of the HB230 Rainwater Tank Design and Installation Handbook in 2006, updated 2008. The Handbook provides a practical and technical information on rainwater harvesting installations, standards, materials, types of products, procedures, best practice and uses of rainwater. The Handbook is widely used by the Plumbers, Councils, Government Departments, Manufacturers, Hydraulic Consultants, Plumbing Industry Bodies, National Water Commission, Architects, Builders and Landscape Designers as their main reference source on Rainwater & Rainwater Harvesting. 
  • RHAA (then ARID) created and successfully launched and distributed Rainwater Guide for Consumers. Two edition’s, 2008 & 2009, via mainstream press and membership distribution to over 170,000 Australian Householders. 
  • RHAA is the only association that represents the rainwater harvesting industry in Australia. Membership comes from a wide cross section of the industry. (Tank, Pump, Filter Manufacturers, Industry Bodies, Educators, Environmental Specialist and Plumbing Merchants). 
  • RHAA provides an opportunity for the Rainwater Harvesting Industries to come together and discuss and resolve current issues. Some of the issues resolved; Training and education, uptake of Australian Standards, advice to regulators and legislators on rebate schemes, urban rainwater policy and strategies for the future. 
  • RHAA meets and holds workshops across Australia to ensure that we remain a national body and that all members are able to attend and contribute to and improve the industry. 
  • RHAA openly communicates with Government Departments & State & Federal Water Ministers on issues pertaining to the industry. 
  • RHAA formed an alliance with the savewater Alliance to ensure we are able to further enhance and develop the Rainwater Harvesting Industry in Australia.
  • a national public website, 
  • submissions to the Queensland and NSW State Governments on rainwater harvesting policy and regulation 
  • Melbourne industry event July 2013 
  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2014
  • Adelaide industry event April 2014 
  • Sydney Rainwater Harvesting Quality and Maintenance Industry Event and workshop August 2014
  • RHAA BASIX Target Review Submission November 2014
  • BASIX Maintenance Guidelines Consultation and Support February 2015
  • Press Release - This rainwater tank is worth more than a new car May 2015
  • Brisbane Sustainable Housing Targets Industry Event June 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:08
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