Victor's Industrial Supply Advice

Three Types of Water Tanks for Large Amounts of Water Storage

There are various reasons why you may be choosing to store large amounts of water. Some reasons may include establishing emergency water storage, trying to recycle water usage on a homestead, or simply wanting to create a more sustainable water resource for your family. Regardless of the reason, you will still need to know the types of water tanks that are available for your needs before buying one.

Rainwater Collection Tanks

Rainwater collection tanks are the most common form of water storage and collection options. The misconception is that these tanks are only for small storage. The truth is, you can use a rainwater collection tank to feed the collected water through a connected filtration system and into a larger underground tank like a 10,000 litre water tank. The rainwater tanks can be placed at the bottom of a guttering system or anywhere on the property where large amounts of rainwater runoff accumulate.

Welded Steel Tanks

If you are looking for a larger tank for long term water storage, for instance a 10,000 litre water tank size or larger, then a welded steel tank may be ideal. Welded steel offers several benefits, including durability and longevity. These types of tanks can be placed underground with access plumbing and ports at the top of the tanks for easy access to the water. They can also be placed above ground in protected buildings if this works better for your needs. Welded tanks can also be made to order and be personalized for your needs.

Water Bladder Storage

Depending on the amount of water storage, and the amount of time you want to store it, a water bladder may be ideal. You may have the misconception that water bladders are primarily for personal use or are only available for a few liters of water at a time. The truth is, you can find much larger water bladders for emergency storage or seasonal storage. These bladders can be cleaned out, reused, stored, and kept in storage buildings fairly easily when not in use.  

Keep in mind, each type of water tank will have multiple options from materials to styles. Once you narrow down which of these three types of tank will work best for you, you can move forward to choosing the best materials and upgrades. A water tank technician or contractor can help you with further choices and narrowing down what may be ideal for you. If you aren't sure what type of water access systems are available for the tank you choose, make sure to ask during a consultation appointment.