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Depends on what the purpose for the tank & pump.

If it's for water supply to daily indoor household like bathing, cooking etc, then go to BCA Directory & search under ME12 - Plumbing Company.

If it's for Pool, Pond, etc, then google for Swimming Pool Contractor,  & check the company in BCA Directory under ME11 - Mechanical Engineering (There is no specificacategory for pool & pond, etc)

 

Also to help you understand if you need the tank & pump for plumbing, you can refer to my post (search in this forum under title "Reduced Level" of Landed Property posted on 25 October 2018

 

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Unless you are rebuilding your house and its on high ground which is then required by BCA to install one, if that's the case your architect should advise you accordingly. 

As for my rebuild, after architect submitted my drawings without, however BCA replied that i needed one. 

 

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13 hours ago, George Yeo said:

Unless you are rebuilding your house and its on high ground which is then required by BCA to install one, if that's the case your architect should advise you accordingly. 

As for my rebuild, after architect submitted my drawings without, however BCA replied that i needed one. 

Just to add on detail.

As long as the highest outlet of your tap point does not exceed Singapore's Reduced level of 125 metres, water supply for household consumption (ie: shower, basin, wc, etc) is not required as the water pressure is adequate.

 

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4 minutes ago, petetherock said:

Slightly OT
But has anyone experience the phenomenon that the water from the taps is warm? 
It's so warm I don't need to use the heaters anymore :) 

weather is hot so heats up the water in the pipes. I also experienced it occasionally.

 

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Hi,

Does anyone have contacts for good installers for water tank/pump?

I'm buying a house with existing tank/pump but it's 25+ years old so I think it's time to change. From the plans, my car porch reduced level is already 136.30 so it looks like there's no escaping having a pump/tank.

Current pump/tank occupies a  huge 1.5m x 1.5m (1000-1500 litres) space in the centre of my backyard so I'm also trying to see if I can get away with a smaller tank (as I have a family of 5) and shift it to the corner.

Edited by Kellhound
 

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9 hours ago, Kellhound said:

Hi,

Does anyone have contacts for good installers for water tank/pump?

I'm buying a house with existing tank/pump but it's 25+ years old so I think it's time to change. From the plans, my car porch reduced level is already 136.30 so it looks like there's no escaping having a pump/tank.

Current pump/tank occupies a  huge 1.5m x 1.5m (1000-1500 litres) space in the centre of my backyard so I'm also trying to see if I can get away with a smaller tank (as I have a family of 5) and shift it to the corner.

best is talk to your contractor who you will be doing your renovation to do it together rather than getting a direct subcon for this.

if you don't need such a big tank, can always get a smaller one. there are round units which are tall and should take up less than 1m x 1m of floor space. also if your house has a roof terrace, can always consider relocating the tank to the roof instead such that you can reclaim the floor space below.

 

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9 hours ago, Kellhound said:

Hi,

Does anyone have contacts for good installers for water tank/pump?

I'm buying a house with existing tank/pump but it's 25+ years old so I think it's time to change. From the plans, my car porch reduced level is already 136.30 so it looks like there's no escaping having a pump/tank.

Current pump/tank occupies a  huge 1.5m x 1.5m (1000-1500 litres) space in the centre of my backyard so I'm also trying to see if I can get away with a smaller tank (as I have a family of 5) and shift it to the corner.

While I can certainly understand your economical considerations, you should be made aware that BCA licensed contractor usually base the sizing of tank on calculation on adequate usage. There are also consideration on water supply in case when the pump breaks down or out of operation due to servicing (in the case where the tank is located on roof or highest level to use gravitational flow supply).

Another thing to be aware is the building structure. Your existing structure was previously design to accommodate the dead (dead load = fixed load in layman terms) loading of the tank (including full content). Hence if you should want to relocate the tank location position, you may need a structural consultation.

The purpose of this post is just to highlight issue that may be overlooked.

 

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1 hour ago, 3Cube said:

While I can certainly understand your economical considerations, you should be made aware that BCA licensed contractor usually base the sizing of tank on calculation on adequate usage. There are also consideration on water supply in case when the pump breaks down or out of operation due to servicing (in the case where the tank is located on roof or highest level to use gravitational flow supply).

Another thing to be aware is the building structure. Your existing structure was previously design to accommodate the dead (dead load = fixed load in layman terms) loading of the tank (including full content). Hence if you should want to relocate the tank location position, you may need a structural consultation.

The purpose of this post is just to highlight issue that may be overlooked.

Hi, my key consideration is not so much economic but that I want to reclaim the space. I don't have a roof terrace to relocate the tank to so I wish to optimize my backyard as best I can.

I note the sizing and structural loading requirements. Thanks.

 

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Update: I checked with 3 other houses (all with 3+ floors) within 200 metres of mine and they all do not use the water tank/pump. 1 did not install at all. The second catered for space on roof for tank but did not install and the 3rd installed pump/tank but do not use it.

Will consult my contractor/plumber to see if I can get rid of the tank/pump

 

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2 hours ago, Kellhound said:

Update: I checked with 3 other houses (all with 3+ floors) within 200 metres of mine and they all do not use the water tank/pump. 1 did not install at all. The second catered for space on roof for tank but did not install and the 3rd installed pump/tank but do not use it.

Will consult my contractor/plumber to see if I can get rid of the tank/pump

Did you ask them about the water pressure on the top floor?
 

if your renovation works do not require any submissions to PUB, then getting rid of the tank and pump is up to you. If PUB is involved, they might flag this up on why there is no tank for your house. 

 

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