CFA Water Supply Requirements
‘Extract of CFA regulations for new building permits in Wildfire Area’
- A static water supply, such as a tank , must be provided.
- A static water supply such as a tank must be provided and must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 10,000 litres on-site static storage must be provided on the lot and be maintained solely fire fighting.
- The water supply must be located within 60 metres of the dwelling.
- Fire brigade vehicles must be able to get to within four metres of the water supply outlet as indicated on the wildfire development plan.
- The water supply must be readily identifiable from the building or appropriate signage (see Appendix A: Figure 1) must point to water supply. All below-ground water pipelines must be installed to the following depths:
- subject to vehicle traffic – 300 mm
- under houses or concrete slabs – 75 mm
- all other locations – 225 mm
- all fixed above-ground water pipelines and fittings, including water supply, must be constructed of non-corrosive and non-combustible materials or protected from the effects of radiant heat and flame.
- All above-ground static water supply must provide at least one 64 mm.
3 thread/25 mm x 50 mm nominal bore British Standard Pipe (BSP), round male coupling (see Appendix A: Figure 2).
- All pipe work and valving between the water supply and the outlet must be no less than 50 mm nominal bore.
- If less than 20 metres from the building, each outlet must face away from the building to allow access during emergencies.
If the static water supply is above ground the following additional standards apply: