What are the different types of water tanks?

What are the different types of water tanks?

What are the different types of water tanks? Have you ever wondered the best way to store water?  Water storage may not be as simple as you think, there are specific types of tanks that are better for certain kinds of water and some which can make drinking water become unsafe.

1. Vertical Rainwater Tanks

Vertical Rainwater Harvesting Tanks are designed domestic and commercial applications and our range of round rainwater tanks are available in over 40 sizes, ranging from 50 litres to 90,000 litres.  Our plastic water tanks allow rainwater to be stored and used at your convenience.  Rainwater tanks generally require a rainwater filter to filter our leaves before he water goes into the tank.

View our vertical rainwater tank here

2. WRAS Potable Drinking Water Tanks

Our WRAS Potable Drinking Water Tanks are used for water intended for human or livestock consumption.  These drinking water tanks or vertical water storage tanks, come in a choice of 51 sizes ranging from 50 litres to 90,000 litres. These plastic water tanks are constructed from food-grade polyethene ensuring durability and are finished with a smooth interior to protect against bacteria growth and allow easy cleaning. Our potable water storage tanks are rotationally moulded for many years of use.

View our drinking water tanks here

3. Insulated Water Tanks

Enduramaxx’s Insulated Water Tanks are designed for use where temperature regulation is key and for the prevention of overheating or freezing of liquids. These water tanks covered in a black, insulation foam and can be used for drinking water tanks and process water tanks. This installation is available as 13mm or 25mm and available on all tanks sizes up to 40,000 litres.

View our insulated tanks here

4. Fluid Category 5 AB Air Gap Break Tank

Fluid Category 5 AB Air Gap Break Tank is for mains water connected water tanks.  – The installation and use of cold-water storage cisterns and sectional tanks connected to the public water supply must comply with Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 in England and Wales.  To meet these requirements, Fluid Category 5 Break Tanks must be used in this instance and available on water tanks up to 40,000 litres.  Learn more on the scope of these air gap tanks here.

5. Open Top Tanks

Our open-top water tanks are available for many applications including rainwater harvesting, agricultural & horticultural fertiliser mixing, dipping tanks, chemical plating tanks, mixing tanks & secondary containment for vertical tanks (retrofit bunded tanks). In aquaculture, these can be used as fish holding tanks, fish quarantine tanks, Koi tanks & fishponds.

View our open-top tanks from 110 litres to 25,000 litres here

6. Non-Potable Tanks / Process Water Tanks

These non-potable water tanks are used in rainwater harvesting applications, water storage tanks for agricultural sprayers, water for dairy parlour washdown.  Industrial Process Water Tanks have had larger connections fitted to the tank up to 4” BSP and welded flanges up to 12″, overflow and welded pipework.

7. Underground Water Tanks

Enduramaxx’s underground water tanks are a robust one-piece stress-free moulding with smooth hygienic internal and external surfaces and stocked from 800 litres to 9500 litres capacity.    Our range of durable underground water tanks offers a space-saving solution for storing harvested rainwater intended for irrigation, watering plants, and washing cars.

8. Horizontal Transport Water Tanks

These Horizontal Tanks are designed transportation of clean and dirty water. The tanks are designed to mount onto straight to flat surface through the pin mounting system.   The horizontal plastic tanks are WRAS approved for the storage of drinking water (black, boat blue or natural coloured tanks) making them suitable for sprayer tanks for agricultural sprayers with a range of sprayer camlock fittings available to suit your sprayer.

9. Baffled Water Tanks

Baffled tanks are ideal for water transportation as the baffling is provided by the baffled which go through the tanks. The baffles stop the water sloshing from side to side during transport of the tank. Baffled tanks are ideal for car valets and window cleaners and many other applications.

These baffled water tanks are available from 400 litres to 1000 litres – view our full range online here

10. Slimline Water Tanks

Slimline Water Tanks are available in flat, upright, or horizontal designs and designed to allow you to see the water level in the tank when they are manufactured in natural.  These can be used as rainwater harvesting tanks, WRAS approved drinking water tanks for locations where its space restrictive.

These slimline storage tanks are used in agricultural, commercial, domestic, horticultural, industrial and irrigation markets as water storage for gardens & irrigation systems, loft header tanks, storage of potable water and storage of liquids where space is at a premium.  Many of our smaller slimline water tanks are baffled to add strength and reduce water movement.  These plastic tanks are available in 400 litre, 500 litre, 800 litre and 1000 litre capacities and are backed by a solid warranty.

11. Plastic Tanks for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Polyethene tanks have a distinct advantage over steel tanks as they will not rust and are very easy to maintain adaptably and can be fitted with numerous connection options to suit most installations. Firefighting sprinkler tanks will usually be specified with the following.

  • Float or Ball valve on the tank infill and outlet
  • AB airgap provision with side spill over weir and cowl
  • Option side access hatch is provided at ground level
  • BSRT fire fittings including couplings, adaptors, blank caps, flange adaptors and washers in 2, 2 1/2″, 4″ and 5″ variants.

Our 1000 slimline water tanks are designed for space restrictive locations and to fit through doorways. The 45,000-litre tank has been designed for Section 15 of Approved Document B deals with Fire Mains and Hydrants and subsection 15.8.

View our Fire Sprinkler Water Tank Range here

12. Raw Water Tank

Raw water tanks are designed to compensate for water losses in a water treatment system. Raw water tanks are used to hold the overflow and displacement water and generally fitted with level control for a mains water top-up. These tanks also compensate for water losses and protect pumps against dry running.  More detail online on these tanks here.

13. Treated Water Tanks

Treated water tanks are used as part of the water supply system to provide a reserve of drinking water storage in the event of planned maintenance or supply or treatment problems.  These tanks would be sizes to cater for fluctuations in demand and should accommodate the peak demand in case of an interruption to supply.  Storage may be from 500 litres to thousands of litres depending on the demand.

14. Swimming Pool Backwash Tanks

Swimming Pool Backwash Tanks designed for above ground – up to 30,000 litres or below ground installations up to 9,500 litres.  These tanks can be customised with fittings, pipework, and flanges to suit your installation. View more details here

15. Bespoke Rectangular Plastic Tanks

For where a moulded tank will not fit, we can manufacture bespoke water tanks for indoor and outside installations from sheet plastic.  A number of these tanks can operate at temperatures of up to 65° C.  Our Customisable Plastic Tanks can have included in there design, open-top or closed top with a fixed lid, removable or hinged lid; can be elevated on a frame, flat bottom or sump bottom; fittings including overflows, feet, lifting rings, flanges, nozzles and pipework, screw thread sockets; mixers and mixer mounting and internal divider walls and pump wells.

To discuss your requirements for bespoke water tanks – please get in touch or email us!

16. Water Tanks for Sprayers

Sprayer Tanks are designed to help reduce time spent filling your agricultural sprayers.  These tanks provide convenient water storage for crop spraying and general agricultural use. Popular sizes include 5000l, 6000l, 10000l, 12000l, 15000l, 20000l, 22000l, 25000l and 30000 litres – there is a water tank to suit your sprayer. Rotational moulded and UV stabilised for strength and outdoor storage these tanks can be used for rainwater harvesting.

17. Horizontal Water Tanks for Sprayer Bowsers

The horizontal tanks are available in sizes up to 13000 litres and designed to be mounted to a trailer for water and fertiliser use.  View our range of horizontal tanks here.

18. Effluent Holding Tanks

Our above ground bunded effluent tanks are a tank within a tank and give the 110% bunded required for some installations. These vertical bunded tanks are available up to 20,000 litres – often quickly from stock – and can be fitted with a range of waste tanker connections including Bauer fittings, vents, and pipework.

Our range of effluent waste tanks can be viewed here

19. Underground Effluent Holding Tanks

Often effluent holding tanks need to be stored underground out of sight, these are suitable for storing effluent when the tank needs to be buried. These tanks are supplied with flat areas for easy drilling for spigots, inlets, and outlets as required.

20. Static Water Bowsers

Static water Bowsers are used to store clean water for site welfare blocks for uses including toilet flushing, hand washing and showering.  Water for construction sites is also used for a soakaway or percolation testing and concrete manufacturing, concrete batching plants often store water in 10,000, 20,000 & 30,000-litre tanks to act as header tanks as large volumes required to keep the concrete production running smoothly.  Water for vehicle wheel washing can be a vital part of containing mud contamination from the site onto the public highway, water for ballast for burying tanks underground when pouring concrete.

Other uses for these static water bowsers include no-dig drilling and horizontal drilling which bulk water is used to create mud slurry to flush unwanted slurry when drilling. Water is also used for water tanks for dust suppression, we also have available a range of site and road tow dust suppressions bowsers from 500 to 10000 litres engineered to meet the challenges of dust suppression on construction sites, car parks etc

 Water Bowsers

Other different types of water tanks include our towable water bowsers and Skid Water Bowsers are WRAS approved (black, boat blue or natural coloured tanks only) for the storage and transport of drinking water. They are ideal for livestock watering. These provide cost-effective on-site solutions where no mains water connections are available.

View our range of water bowser here

Enduramaxx Water Storage Tanks to Meet All Needs

So whether you are storing rainwater to put away for irrigation or watering the garden, or you need water for industrial process water tank or drinking water storage tank, we have a water storage tank to meet your needs.  We can help you assess your situation to determine what type and size of the water tank are best for you.  We specialise in all types of moulded and bespoke water tanks and we can customize them you.  Contact us today to see how we can meet your needs.

What are the different types of water tanks?  Enduramaxx will have a solution for you!

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