Important Factors To Consider When Purchasing Water Storage Tanks For Your Home

**Please note Versatile Tanks DO NOT repair water tanks**

As there are many different types of water storage tanks available on the market, there are important factors you must first consider before making a purchase. Is your main focus on storing drinking water or storing water to assist firefighters in the event of an emergency?

Whether for commercial or domestic use, turning to Versatile Tanks will ensure that your water is stored safely and securely. However, there are some important factors to consider before you commit to installing an underground concrete water storage tank for your home.

What will be the main use?

When it comes to domestic water tanks, there are typically four main uses. These uses include for fire water, for irrigation/sewage, for household use and for storing stock water. How you will be using your water storage tank will play an important role in the location of where the water tank will be installed.

Where will it be located?

If you will be using your water storage tank for household use, then your water tank will need to be installed near to your house. Concrete is one of the best materials for ensuring your stored water is clean and potable.

If the water tank is being used for fire fighting, then it needs to be located in a position that allows fire trucks and appliances to fill up quickly. Installing an underground water tank will ensure that there are no space complications by hiding it discreetly out of sight.

What will be the main water source?

When installing water storage tanks for domestic use, there are typically four main water sources which include groundwater, dam water, river water and rainwater. This can also affect where you will be placing your water tank and how you plan to fill it. You can install a ‘wet system’ of underground pipework to transport the water source to the underground water tank – but what about the quality of the water?

River and dam water can contain a high amount of sediment, algae, leaves and other forms of contaminants. This is why it’s important to filter or strain the water before using. Filtration systems can include paper filters, charcoal filters, screen filters and carbon filters. Other ways to remove sediment build-up is by using a large flush valve or a scour valve.

Featuring our concrete mix design that is continually tested for strength and longevity, combined with our own manufacturing technique, turning to Versatile Tanks will ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality and reliable underground water storage tank. We can design and create a customised tank suited to your needs such as underground wine cellars, water storage, storage sheds, sump tanks, fire shelters and many more!

If you are searching for versatile, strong and durable underground water storage tanks, we can assist your specific needs. Browse through our website to find out all the information you need to get started today or contact us on 1300 783 344.