What you Need to Know about Water Tanks

You need water reserve for your home. In addition to enabling you to save on water bills, a water tank gives you the confidence that you will always have water even when your main source falls short, or plumbing system is damaged.  In cases where you have plumbing issues, you can fetch water directly from a water tank through a tap.  Here is what you need to know about water tanks.

Choosing a Quality Tank

When shopping for a water tank, there are several major areas you should check to ensure you have the best quality in the market. Check if the tank is certified to Australian standards – for water and chemicals. A tank that meets the standards can store rainwater safely, water that is drinkable and fit for human consumption. Tanks are available in many colours, and you can choose one that complements your home or surrounding. As you sample the colours, put into consideration your preferred capacity of the tank you want in your home.


There are different types of tanks. One of the major distinguishing factors is the material making the tank. This variety of tanks includes plastic tanks, fibreglass tanks, concrete tanks, galvanized steel tanks, and modular tanks. These tanks have different designs but perform similar function. Choose a type and design that you like, and ensure that it fits your needs.

Protecting your Warranty

Your dealer or supplier of your water tank will provide a warranty. However, in order for this warranty to be effective, you have to comply with certain requirements when doing water tank installation at home.  There are three main types of installations: above ground, underground, and steel tank installations. Whichever type you adopt, make sure you install as per guided by installation instructions. For instance, you are not supposed to use an undersized base -- total circumference of the tank's base must be supported.


You must always anticipate overflow and plan for them. When doing your water tank installation, incorporate plumbing mechanisms to carry excess water away from the tank. As a precaution, this will ensure that you prevent soil erosion. In addition, your tank will have a sturdy support.   

Water Tank Installers

Professional water tank installers are available to make things easier for you. From site preparation, plumbing, to the installation, water tank installers are the right professionals to engage when you need your tank installed. Before hiring one, you must do your due diligence to ensure that they are qualified and competent.