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What to Consider When Choosing a Water Tank


What to consider when choosing a water tank

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Autumn is one of the best times to choose a water tank - with a solid few months of rainfall ahead before the next dry spell.

While now's a great opportunity to take the plunge and buy a water tank, there are a number of things you will need to consider when it comes to finding the right tank for your needs. That way, you can be sure the final installation is going to suit your requirements.

Finding the right shape

Water tanks come in a whole range of shapes and sizes that can match your needs. This will often depend how much room you have free on your property and where you are located.

If you have a rural property, chances are there will be much more room available to install a water tank, meaning you can invest in a large round version. Many homes in regional Australia have already invested in a tank, with 44 per cent of homes outside Australia's capital cities owning one, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Of course, many city-dwellers are also investing in these systems, although they may be in different shapes. As well as a traditional round tank, homeowners with a narrow plot can choose a slim water tank that will easily fit alongside a home.

How big a tank do you need?

There are a few significant factors that will affect the volume of your water tank. These can include:

  • Where you live - some parts of Australia will see much higher rainfall than others and therefore can support a bigger tank.
  • How big your collection space is - a larger roof means more water can enter your tank. A good rule of thumb is that one millimetre of water falling on one square metre of roof will provide one litre of water.

Of course, every water tank comes with an overflow system, so there is no danger of gathering too much water. It's more about calculating out how much water you want to have on tap.

These two factors are among the most important you need to make when you look to buy a water tank. If you need some more ideas about the tank that is right for you, make sure to check out the range on offer from Stratco. Our wide selection means we can help you find the right water storage solution for your situation.