6 Factors to Consider When Buying a Water Tank


Water harvesting is an essential practice in many parts of the world, and Australia is no exception. Environmentalists advocate for proper use of available resources, and long-term storage of water is one way of accomplishing that. Below are six factors to mull over when investing in a water tank:


The material you choose is mainly dependent on the amount of water you wish to store. For large volumes, go for concrete or steel to provide the strength needed for big capacity tanks. Plastic water tanks are ideal for domestic use rather than commercial.

Number of people

The capacity of a tank required should depend on the number of people living in a house or building. For example, a 10,000-liter water tank will suffice for a small community. Commercial buildings are likely to host many occupants and therefore, you need a much bigger capacity to avoid running out.

Avoid BPA

Bisphenol A (BPA) is typical in plastic containers and water tanks too. This industrial chemical tends to sip through and contaminate food and water. While the effects of BPA on the body is a highly contentious issue, most studies derive that BPA influences cell repair, reproduction, energy levels, and other critical bodily functions. Invest in a BPA free water tank to stave off such harmful effects.


Water tanks are prone to the effects of harsh weather elements, and this triggers corroding. To negate this, apply a suitable coating substance such as Novolac, Trico Bond, or Flake Glass. For best results, do coating in a controlled environment to ensure proper application and curing. Verify that the coating material is suitable for water tanks to prevent chipping or falling off.


Modern water tanks come with some level of sophistication to improve the user experience. Make sure the container has inlet and outlet pipes, roof access manways, liquid level indicators, discharge nozzles, etc. The manufacturer can guide you on the features you require.


The effects of global warming may lead to persistent water problems which call for continued water harvesting for decades to come. To this end, you may want to upgrade your water tank by increasing its capacity. Bolted water tanks are the most ideal for expansion while concrete designs are not suited for such procedures.


A water tank can reduce your water bill by reducing reliance on metered connections. Research the market for available choices and share your specific needs with the manufacturer so they can give proper guidelines.  


29 January 2018

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