It's official: water tanks are 'very unlikely' to burst into flames

It's official: water tanks are 'very unlikely' to burst into flames
MBIE has ruled that concerns an above-ground stormwater tank poses a fire risk doesn't hold water. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
In what's been described as a win for common sense, and after an exhaustive 18-month process, the building regulator has determined that water tanks are "unlikely" to be a fire risk.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) clarified this week that an external water tank proposed under a consenting application for a Kāinga Ora development in Henderson, West Auckland, didn't represent a fire risk to neighbouring properties. The determination, announced on March 28, was sought in July 2022 by the housing ag...

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