Operating Instructions for the online tool “rainwater harvesting and demand simulation” - a.k.a. http://GetTanked.org

Accessed from either instance http://rainwater.vpac.org or http://rainwater.vulabs.net

Author Eric Laurentius Peterson ¹ ² *

¹ Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

² Adjunct Senior Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

Contact email e.peterson@uq.edu.au

These instructions are in support of the manuscript “Transcontinental assessment of secure rainwater harvesting systems across Australia”,

Submitted to Resources, Conservation & Recycling 29th December 2014, returned 20th March with comments, resubmitted 20th April 2015.

Appendices A-H of output the online tool “rainwater harvesting and demand simulation” linked to from the website URL http://gettanked.org/, which serves only the Australian continent and Tasmania.  This tool dynamically calculates the irrigation and evaporative cooling demands in addition to any particular per diem allocation of potable water.  The analysis may be either from a finite storage tank of specified capacity, or drawn from water mains. Operating instructions are given at http://www.uq.id.au/e.peterson/GetTanked/GetTanked_instructions_20150420.pdf

Appendix A: Tropical group, Am and Aw monsoon and savanna climates, typified by Cairns and Bowen

Appendix B: BSk cold semi-arid (steppe) climate, typified by Mildura

Appendix C: BSh hot semi-arid climate, typified by Charleville

Appendix D: Desert group, BWh and BWk hot outback and cold nullarbor climates, typified by Woomera and Broken Hill

Appendix E: Csa west coast mediterranean climate, typified by Geraldton

Appendix F: Csb oceanic mediterranean climate, typified by Adelaide City

Appendix G: Cfa humid sub-tropical climate, Typified by Brisbane

Appendix H: Cfb maritime climate, typified by Melbourne

Appendix A: Tropical group, Am and Aw monsoon and savanna climates, typified by Cairns and Bowen

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE ǂ total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

 

COOKTOWN QLD

2002

2005

Aw

14%

87

3.6

:8

10

35.5

/26.6

8

:49

8

163

:309

 

CAIRNS QLD

2002

2005

Am

14%

71

3.5

:8

10

34.0

/24.9

9

:55

8

168

:329

 

DARWIN NT

1978

1981

Aw

27%

63

3.8

:7

9

35.4

/25.8

4

:25

7

153

:248

 

BOWEN QLD

2001

2004

Aw

41%

51

4.0

:7

11

33.8

/26.7

13

:67

8

187

:372

 

GOVE NT

1951

1954

Aw

44%

51

3.6

:6

10

33.5

/26.1

5

:23

8

151

:233

 

PORT KEATS NT

1991

1994

Aw

41%

47

4.2

:8

10

38.1

/27.4

6

:36

7

163

:273

 

NORMANTON QLD

1970*

1973*

Aw

41%

46

5.0

:9

10

39.1

/23.9

8

:38

7,11

176

:278

 

GEORGETOWN QL

1969

1972

Aw

41%

46

5.0

:9

10

39.9

/23.5

10

:47

7

185

:309

 

TOWNSVILLE QLD

1993

1996

Aw

34%

44

4.1

:9

1,10

35.0

/24.0

12

:66

7

184

:369

 

TINDAL NT

1961

1964

Aw

34%

43

4.7

:8

10

40.1

/26.3

9

:43

6,10

179

:295

 

* Normanton’s epoch 1970-‘73 caused a failure of evaporative cooling calculations, so years 2006-2009 used for ECDkW and TPIE results.


 

Appendix B: BSk cold semi-arid (steppe) climate, typified by Mildura

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

 

KYANCUTTA SA

2006

2009

BSk

34%

65

3.7

:10

1

43.6

/22.4

9

:45

10,12

170

:293

 

NORSEMAN WA

1971*

1974*

BSk

34%

62

3.7

:9

12

40.7

/22.7

9

:53

12,3

169

:318

 

LAKE GRACE WA

1972

1975

BSk

27%

62

3.4

:9

12

39.3

/21.1

8

:51

3,12

163

:323

 

SOUTHERN CROSS

1976

1979

BSk

41%

59

4.0

:9

1

40.8

/20.1

8

:50

11,4

168

:310

 

WAILLTON VIC

1981

1984

BSk

21%

56

2.9

:9

12

40.5

/21.6

7

:52

12,2

155

:327

 

MILDURA VIC

2006

2009

BSk

55%

51

3.9

:9

1

41.9

/21.3

8

:43

12

166

:293

 

SWAN HILL VIC

1981

1984

BSk

27%

49

3.5

:9

1

41.3

/21.6

8

:40

12,3

162

:290

 

RENMARK WA

2002

2005

BSk

48%

45

3.8

:10

1

41.1

/20.7

10

:51

3,12

172

:306

 

* Norseman’s dry epoch 1971-1974 caused a failure of evaporative cooling calculations, so year 2006-2009 used for ECDkW and TPIE results.


Appendix C: BSh hot semi-arid climate, typified by Charleville

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

 

TENNANT CREEK N

1985

1988

BSh

48%

76

5.6

:9

11

41.5

/21.4

10

:33

1

193

:287

 

CUNNAMULLA QLD

2005

2008

BSh

34%

66

4.8

:9

1,10

43.1

/22.2

8

:40

9,4

127

:233

 

DALWALLINU WA

1976

1979

BSh

27%

63

4.1

:10

1

41.7

/21.3

8

:39

11,4

168

:288

 

QUILPIE QLD

2005

2008

BSh

34%

60

5.1

:9

1,10

43.2

/25.2

9

:41

5,9,1

183

:286

 

COBAR NSW

2005

2008

BSh

41%

57

4.4

:9

1

41.9

/20.5

7

:38

10,4

168

:304

 

EMERALD QLD

2002

2005

BSh

27%

52

4.6

:9

11

40.1

/24.7

10

:50

8,5

182

:313

 

KUNUNURRA WA

1985

1988

BSh

41%

51

5.4

:9

10

42.5

/27.6

7

:25

7,10

179

:269

 

WYNDHAM WA

1989*

1992*

BSh

34%

51

5.6

:9

10

42.1

/27.4

6

:29

7,10

173

:280

 

CHARLEVILLE QLD

1991

1994

BSh

41%

50

4.7

:9

1

39.8

/21.4

11

:55

9,5

186

:341

 

KALGOORLIE WA

1976

1979

BSh

55%

45

4.2

:9

1

41.0

/20.4

8

:45

10,4

169

:295

 

WINTON QLD

1982

1985

BSh

55%

45

5.3

:9

12

42.6

/23.1

10

:49

8,5,1

189

:311

 

MOUNT ISA QLD

1985

1988

BSh

48%

44

5.5

:9

1,10

41.2

/22.5

11

:50

8,1

193

:315

 

BROOME WA

1992

1995

BSh

51%

38

5.1

:9

11,3

38.6

/22.9

9

:43

7

182

:295

 

CURTIN WA

1971

1974

BSh

41%

37

5.2

:9

10

41.0

/24.2

8

:37

7,11

179

:272

 

RICHMOND QLD

2002

2005

BSh

48%

36

5.5

:9

10,3

41.7

/23.4

11

:45

7

195

:299

 

LONGREACH QLD

2002

2005

BSh

55%

32

5.5

:9

12

42.5

/21.9

11

:48

8,5

195

:310

 

* Wyndham’s epoch 1989-1992 caused a failure of evaporative cooling calculations, so years 2006-2009 used for ECDkW and TPIE results.

 


 

 

Appendix D: Desert group, BWh and BWk hot outback and cold nullarbor climates, typified by Woomera and Broken Hill

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

LEARMOUTH WA

1978

1981

BWh

55%

47

5.3

:10

12

42.1

/23.6

9

:38

9,5,2

185

:288

URANDANGI QLD

1989

1992

BWh

48%

44

5.6

:9

12

43.7

/23.9

10

:44

8,1

191

:295

CARNARVON WA

1988

1991

BWh

62%

42

4.6

:9

12

40.9

/20.5

7

:41

5,10

171

:284

FORREST WA

1977

1980

BWh

62%

42

4.1

:10

1

41.8

/19.5

10

:46

10,3

176

:303

MEEKATHARRA W

1969

1972

BWh

55%

41

5.1

:9

12

41.7

/20.1

8

:36

1,9,4

179

:285

WINDORAH QLD

1969

1972

BWh

55%

38

5.3

:10

1

43.0

/22.1

10

:41

5,9,1

188

:298

LEONORA WA

1976

1979

BWh

55%

37

4.8

:9

1

43.2

/20.1

7

:39

4,10

174

:284

WOOMERA SA

2006

2009

BWh

62%

36

4.6

:10

1

42.7

/20.3

7

:37

10,4

170

:299

BOULIA QLD

2006

2009

BWh

62%

35

5.6

:10

10,3

43.7

/24.4

10

:36

8,5,1

190

:299

BROKEN HILL NSW

1981

1984

BWk

55%

35

4.1

:9

1

42.0

/22.2

8

:42

3,10

167

:286

BIRDSVILLE QLD

1971

1974

BWh

55%

30

5.1

:10

12

44.7

/22.7

8

:34

9,1,5

179

:297

PORT HEDLAND W

1971

1974

BWh

62%

27

5.5

:10

11

43.1

/22.4

9

:33

7

186

:294

ROEBOURNE WA

1982

1985

BWh

62%

26

5.9

:10

12

43.9

/23.1

9

:29

8,1

190

:291

 


 

Appendix E: Csa west coast mediterranean climate, typified by Geraldton

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

MANDURA WA

1977

1980

Csa

21%

76

3.3

:9

1

37.0

/21.8

7

:43

4,12

157

:296

PERTH ARPT WA

1994

1997

Csa

27%

69

3.6

:9

1

39.7

/21.3

7

:42

11,3

162

:295

LANCELIN WA

1994

1997

Csa

27%

63

3.4

:9

1

38.0

/20.1

7

:43

3,1

158

:305

GERALDTON WA

1976

1979

Csa

27%

60

4.0

:9

12

41.4

/20.9

8

:39

11,4

167

:280

PERTH CITY WA

1993

1996

Csa

21%

59

3.4

:9

1

38.1

/20.8

7

:42

12

158

:293

 


 

Appendix F: Csb oceanic mediterranean climate, typified by Adelaide City

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

CURRIE TAS

1981

1984

Csb

0%

120

1.6

:7

1

27.7

/20.0

3

:99

2

125

:483

MT GAMBIER SA

1981

1984

Csb

0%

114

2.1

:9

1

37.8

/18.4

5

:55

1

138

:343

ALBANY WA

1994

1997

Csb

0%

110

2.3

:9

1

33.4

/20.3

7

:77

1,4

146

:427

MT. LOFTY SA

2006

2009

Csb

0%

100

2.9

:9

1

38.1

/19.9

6

:48

1

150

:322

LAVERTON VIC

1981

1984

Csb

7%

99

2.5

:9

1

38.1

/20.7

5

:60

11,2

143

:348

ADELAIDE CITY SA

1976

1979

Csb

7%

95

3.1

:9

1

37.1

/20.0

5

:48

1

150

:317

CAPE LEEUWIN WA

2001

2004

Csb

21%

94

2.6

:8

12

27.4

/17.4

3

:71

2,4

135

:395

MORUYA HDS NSW

1979

1982

Csb

7%

88

2.5

:8

12

32.1

/20.6

5

:89

2,9

142

:450

ESPERANCE WA

1972

1975

Csb

7%

87

2.9

:9

12

38.1

/21.4

8

:53

12

157

:327

KATANNING WA

1977

1980

Csb

21%

81

3.0

:9

1

37.7

/22.0

9

:55

12

161

:341

ADELAIDE ARPT SA

2006

2009

Csb

27%

73

3.3

:9

1

39.4

/20.8

6

:44

1

153

:304

NEPTUNE ISL SA

2006

2009

Csb

21%

63

2.6

:7

1

28.7

/19.2

3

:84

1

136

:444

 


 

Appendix G: Cfa humid sub-tropical climate, Typified by Brisbane

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

CAPE MORETON QLD

2000

2003

Cfa

0%

159

3.0

:8

1

30.2

/23.8

7

:63

11,4

153

:335

SYDNEY CITY NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

132

2.9

:8

12

33.9

/21.8

6

:53

3,9

150

:328

WILLIAMTOWN NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

129

2.9

:9

12

37.8

/24.0

8

:56

4,12

156

:334

NEWCASTLE NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

125

2.7

:8

12

34.0

/22.2

5

:67

9,3

143

:362

SYDNEY ARPT NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

125

2.9

:9

12

35.6

/23.2

6

:53

3,9

151

:326

COFFS HARBOUR NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

117

2.7

:8

12

32.8

/22.9

9

:75

4,12

159

:409

MARYBOROUGH QLD

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

111

3.2

:8

11

34.3

/25.3

16

:89

9,5

189

:440

BANKSTOWN NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

0%

100

3.0

:9

12

37.7

/23.0

8

:56

4,10

158

:336

BURRINJUCK NSW

2006

2009

Cfa

0%

100

3.2

:9

1

39.1

/23.3

7

:52

10,12,3

158

:323

ARCHERFIELD QLD

1993

1996

Cfa

7%

98

3.3

:9

12

35.4

/22.9

13

:69

9,4

178

:378

GOLD COAST QLD

1996

1999

Cfa

7%

98

2.8

:7

12

31.7

/23.8

10

:85

4,11

163

:445

COONABARABRAN NS

2002

2005

Cfa

7%

96

3.3

:8

1

38.0

/21.8

13

:68

3,11

180

:386

BRISBANE QLD

1993

1996

Cfa

7%

96

3.1

:8

12

33.7

/22.5

13

:77

4,9

175

:418

COOLANGATTA QLD

2001

2004

Cfa

7%

89

2.9

:8

1

32.2

/23.7

12

:90

11,4

170

:445

YOUNG NSW

2006

2009

Cfa

14%

86

3.1

:9

1

38.1

/21.4

9

:67

12,3

164

:371

WAGGA WAGGA NSW

2006

2009

Cfa

14%

79

3.6

:9

1

40.8

/20.3

8

:54

10,3

164

:335

SCONE NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

7%

78

3.4

:9

12

39.4

/23.3

10

:60

4,10

170

:339

MOREE NSW

2002

2005

Cfa

7%

78

4.1

:9

1

39.6

/23.1

10

:55

10,4

177

:323

ROMA QLD

2001

2004

Cfa

21%

76

4.3

:9

1

39.6

/22.7

11

:57

9,4

182

:343

GAYNDAH QLD

2005

2008

Cfa

7%

76

3.8

:8

12

37.7

/25.6

14

:63

5,9

188

:358

MUDGEE NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

7%

69

3.3

:9

12

37.4

/22.5

10

:70

3,10

169

:389

NULLO MTNS  NSW

1979

1982

Cfa

14%

68

3.1

:8

12

36.4

/21.1

10

:66

3,12

167

:381

ST LAWRENCE QLD

2001

2004

Cfa

27%

65

4.1

:8

11

35.7

/25.3

14

:59

8,5

190

:341

GLADSTONE QLD

2001

2004

Cfa

21%

64

4.1

:8

11

35.2

/24.7

11

:48

8,5

178

:306

ROCKHAMPTON QLD

2001

2004

Cfa

27%

64

4.2

:9

12

38.2

/25.7

12

:51

8

183

:325


Appendix H: Cfb maritime climate, typified by Melbourne

(First of two pages)

 

 

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

PALMERS LOOKOUT T

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

172

1.7

:7

1

26.4

/17.9

2

:82

1

124

:436

CAPE BRUNY TAS

1988

1991

Cfb

0%

161

1.5

:7

1

26.4

/16.4

2

:71

1

120

:397

WONTHAGGI VIC

1971

1974

Cfb

0%

157

1.9

:8

1

32.5

/21.7

7

:87

3

143

:436

GELLIBRAND VIC

2005

2008

Cfb

0%

153

2.0

:8

1

33.6

/18.9

4

:67

3,12

134

:380

WILSONS PROM VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

146

2.0

:8

1

30.9

/20.3

3

:77

12,3

131

:407

LATROBE VALLEY VIC

1971

1974

Cfb

0%

142

2.1

:8

12

33.6

/21.4

7

:68

3,12

145

:388

CAPE OTWAY VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

138

2.0

:8

1

31.4

/18.8

3

:90

10,3,1

131

:459

MAATSUYKER ISL TAS

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

138

1.5

:7

2

26.0

/14.9

NaN

120

:401

GABO ISLAND VIC

1979

1982

Cfb

0%

137

2.0

:6

1

25.7

/20.1

2

:101

1

128

:494

CAPE GRIM TAS

2003

2006

Cfb

0%

125

1.6

:6

1

23.0

/17.6

1

:67

2

111

:153

WYNYARD TAS

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

123

1.8

:7

1

26.4

/17.5

3

:90

1,11

129

:479

KATOOMBA NSW

1979

1982

Cfb

0%

121

2.3

:8

12

32.2

/18.8

7

:81

12

146

:441

LAUNCESTON TAS

1982

1985

Cfb

0%

117

2.0

:7

1

29.8

/18.7

8

:115

2

148

:555

WARRNAMBOOL VIC

1981

1984

Cfb

0%

117

2.0

:8

1

36.5

/21.1

4

:65

2,11

133

:374

CERBERUS VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

113

2.2

:9

1

35.8

/21.3

5

:63

3

138

:364

SHEOAKS VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

109

3.3

:9

12

35.8

/20.2

7

:63

1,3

148

:368

MORTLAKE VIC

1981

1984

Cfb

0%

109

2.2

:9

2

36.0

/20.9

5

:61

2

140

:365

HOBART CITY TAS

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

108

2.2

:8

1

30.5

/17.9

5

:97

1

141

:490

RHYLL VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

108

2.2

:9

1

34.5

/21.4

5

:59

3

138

:347

MOUNT BOYCE NSW

1979

1982

Cfb

0%

106

2.4

:8

12

32.0

/18.8

7

:85

12

149

:443


 

Appendix H continued:

Page two of two

maritime climate

 

 

placename

dry epoch

climate

100m² 10kL 100L/d short

SLPD* (L/d)

Irrig (L/d/m²)

pk. mo.

Cooling Design db/wb

ECDkW L/d/kW

av:max

pk. mo.

TPIE total Pot. +Irrig +Evap  (L/d)

NOWRA NSW

1979

1982

Cfb

0%

104

2.8

:8

12

35.1

/21.9

7

:55

12,3

153

:335

ULLADULLA NSW

1979

1982

Cfb

0%

104

2.5

:8

12

33.0

/21.4

7

:75

12,3

150

:403

MOORABBIN VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

104

2.5

:9

1

37.3

/21.4

6

:57

1,3

146

:344

EDDYSTONE PT TAS

1997

2000

Cfb

0%

104

2.1

:7

12

25.3

/18.6

2

:80

2,12

126

:422

MELBOURNE VIC

2006

2009

Cfb

0%

104

2.9

:9

1

37.5

/20.9

5

:47

3,1

147

:309

HAMILTON VIC

1981

1984

Cfb

0%

104

2.2

:8

1

37.1

/19.5

6

:57

2,12