Short answer, yes.
There are few exceptions to needing to connect your veranda to storm water drains. And one of those exceptions would be the pergola. A typical veranda is covered, by definition if it has a roof cover it is collecting rainwater. A pergola is an open frame, and therefore an exception because rainwater is not collected.
The requirements of just about all councils right across Australia is that if a roof collects storm water, it needs to be diverted to storm drains.
Can I use a storage tank?
Sometimes we will get clients ask us questions like, 'can we collect the water off the roof and put it into a rain water storage tank?' That is a very very good option and a win-win situation. Why wouldn’t you use for water that you get off your roof for free? But even then, the requirement is that the overflow of that tank be connected to storm water.
Let us deal with it.
We will come out and have a chat with you, so we can go through that issue very solidly. We take into consideration how much water is falling on your existing roof.
- Do we divert that to your existing storm water?
- Do we collect water into one down pipe?
- Do we divide it amongst 2 or 3?
We will get that bit right. So leave it to Install A veranda, we will get that storm water issue fixed.