It is common to see many different types of rainwater tanks as you pass by residential homes throughout Brisbane. You may wonder what made the homeowners choose the type of rainwater tank they have.
So, what kinds of rainwater tanks are out there and how do you choose the right one? In this article, we are going to cover these two questions to help you make an informed choice.
Different Types of Rainwater Tanks
Some of the rainwater tanks available in the market today include:
These are the most common forms of rainwater tanks and have been around for years. They come in different sizes and have a large holding capacity depending on the size. They are suitable for homes that have lots of space because they can take up quite a bit of it.
The versatility of these rainwater tanks is amazing and they can be custom made to suit your needs and available space. They are more common in urban areas where space is limited or if you have a small lot. Slimline tanks occupy minimal space and they come in different designs. As far as aesthetics go, you will have a lot of choice in colour and appearance.
Underground rainwater tanks work well for homes that have limited roof or ground space. If you are worried about safety. These tanks have the capacity to hold a lot of water, are easy to install and require little maintenance. Accessibility though can be an issue if needed.
Bladder tanks are ideal for homes with limited spaces and can be installed under decks or verandahs or in the basement. The size will depend on your needs and you can have a bladder tank customised just for you. You also do not need to worry about their durability – bladder tanks are designed to be leak-free and can resist most punctures and pressure.
Choosing suitable rainwater tanks
Some of the things you should think about when choosing rainwater tanks include:
- How much you have budgeted for the tank will determine the kind of tank you will get. It is important to conduct research on the pricing, which can differ from supplier to supplier. Higher quality tanks will often cost a little more.
- Location of the tank. Location will determine the size of your tank. It is important to ensure the tank is not obtrusive and can be accessed easily, if required. Pumps are noisy so if you have one then ensure it is installed far from the neighbour’s house and your bedrooms.
- Property size and available space. The space available for use needs to be sufficient enough to fit the chosen the water tank.
- Local Council regulations. Check with your local council if there are any restrictions or regulations surrounding the kind of water tanks that can be installed at your property.
RPG Plumbing are professional and licensed rainwater tanks specialists. We carry out installations, maintenance, and supply of rainwater tanks.