The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is home to the nation’s capital, Canberra, with a population of over 380,000 people. It also has the distinction of being the only Australian capital situated inland.
At an elevation 650 metres (2,130 feet) and its distance from the coast, the ACT experiences four distinct seasons, unlike the other capital cities where climates are moderated by offshore conditions.
Canberra and the ACT have warm to hot and dry summers and cold winters with frequent frost. The higher mountains in the ACT’s south-west are also often snow-covered. The predominant annual rainfall of 623 mm (24.5 in) occurs in autumn and spring, and summers are generally dry.
With this type of rainfall pattern, the selection of tank sizes is very important to ensure sufficient rainwater is harvested in the wetter seasons to supplement water supply in the dryer winter and summer months
Due to the colder winters in Canberra and the ACT, water tanks, pumps and pipes need to be protected from subzero temperatures. Pumps should always be installed using a fully enclosed cover.
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Bushmans supplies the ACT and Canberra from our manufacturing and distribution centre in Orange.