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Why It's Important To Place Water Tanks In The Right Location

15th November 2022 in water

The importance of water supply is becoming more and more apparent and most of us are all too familiar with the recent drought which affected the UK during 2022. Finding ways of saving water, be it through rainwater harvesting or potable water tanks can be an increasingly important part of your home set-up. But where do you place your water tank? In this blog we go through not only the importance of water tanks but what you should consider before installing yours. 


The Importance of a Water Tank


Water tanks can be an essential part of any home or business. They are used to store water for a variety of purposes, including drinking, gardening, farming and irrigation. When choosing the location for your water tank, it is important to consider a few factors to ensure that it will be properly used and maintained.


  • The first factor to consider is the climate. If you live in an area with seasonal fluctuations in weather conditions, it is important to choose a location for your water tank that will protect it from the elements. For example, if you live in an area that gets very hot during the summer months, you will want to choose a shady spot for your water tank to prevent it from overheating.


  • The second factor to consider is the size of your water tank. You will need to make sure that the location you choose can accommodate the size of your water tank. If you have a small home or business, you may not need a large water tank. However, if you have a larger home or business, you will need a bigger water tank to ensure that you have enough water for all of your needs. We’ll talk about this more later! 


  • The third factor to consider is the type of soil in the area where you plan to place your water tank. The type of soil can affect how well your water tank works. For example, sandy soil can cause problems with leaks and allow bacteria to grow in your water. Clay soils can also cause problems because they can absorb moisture from the air and make it difficult for


  • Finally, you need to make sure that the water tank is in a location that can support its weight as well as choose a spot that is high enough off the ground so that gravity can do its job and allow the water to flow into your home or business. 


By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your water tank is in the best possible location to provide you with water for years to come.


How Important are the Space, Shape and Size of the Water Tank?


Water tanks come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few factors you should consider when deciding on the right tank for your needs. The space you have available, the shape of the tank, and the size of the tank are all important factors to take into account.


  • The space you have available will determine what type of tank you can purchase. If you have a small yard, you may want to consider a slimline water tank. These tanks are designed to fit in tight spaces and can be placed against a wall or in a corner. If you have a large yard, you may want to consider a round or oval water tank. These tanks can hold more water than a slimline water  tank and can be placed in the center of your yard.


  • The shape of the tank is also an important consideration. Round tanks are the most common type of water tank, but they are not always the best choice for every situation. If you live in an area that experiences high winds, a slimline or rectangular water tank would be a better option as they are less likely to tip over in strong winds.


  • The size of the tank is another important factor to consider. The larger the tank, the more water it will be able to hold. However, large water tanks can be difficult to move and may require special equipment to install them. Smaller water tanks are much easier to handle and can be moved by one or two people with ease. When deciding on the size of the tank.


Here at Tanks R Us we have the following types of water tank most commonly used by homes and businesses;


  1. Slimline Water Tanks – ideal for a compact space or when you’re looking to conceal your tank out of view. 
  2. Non-Potable Water Tanks – suitable for industrial, agricultural and domestic use, these tanks contain water which is not fit for drinking but good for just about everything else!
  3. Horizontal Water Tanks – Offering a space saving solution these tanks fit perfectly if you don’t have much storage height to play with. 
  4. WRAS Approved Potable Water Tanks – these tanks have been approved by the ‘Water Regulations Advisory Scheme’ and are suitable for storing potable drinking water. 
  5. Rainwater Tanks – Perfect for collecting rainwater to be used for gardening, agriculture and more. 
  6. Underwater Water Tanks – No space to put your tank above ground, don’t worry! We have the answer with these underground storage solutions.


There you have it! These are some of the reasons why it's important to place your water tank in the right location. We hope that this article has been helpful in informing you of the importance of siting your water tank correctly. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.

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