A Guide to Buying a Water Tank

Mans need for water tanks is almost as old as civilization itself. Water is required for irrigation, putting out fires, drinking and other needs of man. Choice of water tanks depends on where the tank is to be installed and the amount of water required being stored. Water tanks can be classified as indoor tanks or outdoor tanks, above ground or underground tanks and according to the material used in the tanks and their capacity.

Regional Constraints

Special care is required in installing outdoor tanks in areas prone to earthquakes or storms. You may need special arrangements to be made to handle freezing over of the water.

Purification, cleaning, and maintenance

Thought should be given to how the water tanks will be cleaned. The water should be pure and usable. Preventing sunlight from entering outdoor tanks is one way to keep the algae out. Arrangements for regular injection of chemicals into the tanks for prevention of bacteria will have to be made. Periodically emptying out and refilling the tanks is another way to maintain freshness and purity of the water.


Whether you need an outdoor or indoor water tank, the purpose for which the tank is required, the required capacity of the tank, the material from which it is made, and the plumbing requirements will determine the overall cost of installing the water tank. Additional expenses like construction of a special structure for the outdoor water tanks, and purchase and operation of water pumps may also be incurred.

Hire a reliable plumber for any plumbing problems you may encounter.