Water in Australia is something that a lot of us take for granted. In the city it’s as easy as turning on the tap and out comes the water, but for our rural population the humble water storage tank is the life blood of existence. Most Australians would be aware that we live in the driest populated continent in the world,and corrugated iron rainwater tanks were a common sight in the old days before most Australian residents were connected to town water. Until recent times rainwater storage tanks haven’t been a common sight in the urban back yard.
Liquid storage tanks are able to store substances that are used for all sorts of purposes. They are highly utilized in industrial processes that require water, sewage treatment, petroleum and chemical storage. Water storage tanks are used in a variety of industries, such as the agriculture, oil/gas, water and wastewater treatment. They are also used to store everything from molasses to chemical waste. Check with the manufacturer before you use a rainwater storage tank for anything other water as you may void your warranty. Water storage tanks differ in size and capacity, ranging from small tanks holding one hundred litres to water storage tanks greater than 50,000 litres. Common manufactures of water storage tanks include National Poly, Team Poly, Clark,Tanks, Tankmasta, Taylex, Sydney Water Tanks, Statewide Tanks, Kingspan, Heritage Tanks, Eco Sac, Graf Plastics, Supatank, Rotoplas, Rotadyne, Rotoplus, Aquarius, Plastic Tanks Qld, Tanks Direct, and Poly Water Tanks. Water storage tanks are now widely used in the suburban areas, inner city and also outback and rural areas. Water storage tanks are becoming a standard inclusion on all new homes being built and many companies and organizations are now buying water storage tanks for commercial uses too. Educational institutions like to show they are “water-conscious” too, from the smallest day care centre to the largest University. Water storage tanks can vary in shape and size, from the standard round storage tank to the new slim line storage tanks, also available are rectangular under deck water storage tanks and under house bladder style storage tanks. All these styles of tank storage systems can hold anywhere from a couple of hundred litres of water to tens of thousands of litres. Various materials are used for constructing water storage tanks include plastic, polyethylene, polypropylene, concrete, steel and stainless steel.
Things to consider when thinking of installing a water storage tank:
- Location of the water storage tank (indoors, outdoors, above ground or underground).
- Volume of water the water storage tank will need to hold for your needs.
- What the stored water will be used for, gardens, washing, flushing toilets etc.
- Temperature of area where water will be stored, including avoiding freezing conditions or locations where the water becomes over-heated.
- Whether you need pressurized supply for delivering the water.
- How much roof area you can collect water from.
- Wind and earthquake design considerations allow water tanks to survive seismic and high wind events.
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