Rainwater Harvesting Tank

When thinking about Rainwater harvesting, the one thing that comes to mind is what types of tanks and how big.

Well, there are four main types of tanks made from various materials that have been tested, proven and approved for Rainwater Harvesting, mainly:

  • Polyethylene tanks – Certified to AS/NZS4766 (Australian Standard – Polyethylene Storage Tanks for Water)
  • Concrete tanks – made of concrete and placed on a base as per guidelines. Certified to AS/NZS3735 (Australian Standard – Concrete Structures Retaining Liquids).
  • Bladder tanks – movable, inflatable tanks that can fit in many non-usable spaces like under the house/building. Material Certified to AS/NZS4020 (Australian Standard – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water) with seams tested in accordance with AS/NZS2001.
  • Steel tanks – designed by a qualified engineer with materials certified to Australian standards certified to AS/NZS2180

 

These tanks come in various shapes and sizes. The most commonly used ones are made from either BlueScope Steel Zincalume, Colorbond steel or Aquaplate® food-grade polymer-coated steel specifically designed and tested for water tanks. They can also be custom made to suit your needs, space or location.

Well, there are four main types of tanks made from various materials that have been tested, proven and approved for Rainwater Harvesting, mainly:

 

  • Polyethylene tanks – Certified to AS/NZS4766 (Australian Standard – Polyethylene Storage Tanks for Water)
 
  • Concrete tanks – made of concrete and placed on a base as per guidelines. Certified to AS/NZS3735 (Australian Standard – Concrete Structures Retaining Liquids).
 
  • Bladder tanks – movable, inflatable tanks that can fit in many non-usable spaces like under the house/building. Material Certified to AS/NZS4020 (Australian Standard – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water) with seams tested in accordance with AS/NZS2001.
  • Steel tanks – designed by a qualified engineer with materials certified to Australian standards certified to AS/NZS2180

 

These tanks come in various shapes and sizes. The most commonly used ones are made from either BlueScope Steel Zincalume, Colorbond steel or Aquaplate® food-grade polymer-coated steel specifically designed and tested for water tanks. They can also be custom made to suit your needs, space or location.

Slimline water tanks

Perfect for those wanting a tank that looks both appealing and takes little space. Range of sizes for you to choose from and varying water storage capacity

Round water tanks

robust, traditional tanks that are favourite roof-top contenders but can fit any other space on the ground. A popular design with large storage capacity.

Square water tanks

Smaller footprint than the other Slimline or Modline tanks. It will fit in tight spaces and have big water storage capacity. Optimise water in tight spaces.

Modline water tanks

Made for tight spaces, these flat-top tanks still keep the sleek look and appealing characteristics of its buddy the Slimline tank while having a smaller footprint.

Underground water tanks

Like the namesake, they are tanks that go underground out of sight for eg under the driveway or dug into the backyard. Great when you don’t have the space but still want to be water efficient or you want your tank tucked away out of sight. Cheaper than concrete tanks, these are made of polyethylene: light, extra durable and easy to install.

Bladder water tanks

Also known as eco-sac is an innovative, flexible water tanks that can be moved and packed away. 

They are typically made from high resistance polyester PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)- puncture resistant, high strength material. If space is an issue, then this type of tank may be a better choice for you. It can be placed under houses, decks or buildings.

Correctly installed rainwater tanks will develop a natural treatment train that helps in the cleaning process of the rainwater caught from rooftops catchment areas. This treatment train is the main reason why Australians benefit from rainwater harvesting and users remain healthy and safe.

Contact Beyond Reticulation for more information about your Rainwater Harvesting installation and ideas. Beyond Reticulation will answer any questions related to your rainwater harvesting system needs. We have licensed plumbers and technicians that will help you become water efficient and reduce your environmental footprint.

For more information, check out the links below:

Kingspan water tank

Aussie water savers

Graf Australia

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