How to Choose Between Water Storage Tanks

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If you are considering investing in a water storage tank for either commercial or residential use, the benefits are many. Whether you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint or simply want to cut down on your water bill, there are many reasons why you might want to consider purchasing a water storage tank. But with so many options on the market, how are you supposed to choose which is the right water storage tank for your needs? Learn more in today’s blog, below.

How to Choose Between Water Storage Tanks

Fiberglass water storage tanks

Fiberglass is one of the most popular materials for water storage tanks, and for good reason. They are built in a wide variety of standard sizes–from small 50 gallon barrels to huge 60,000 gallon cisterns–as well as both horizontal and low-vertical configurations. Fiberglass is durable, easy to repair and can be installed aboveground and buried underground, making it a good option for small or large projects. Fiberglass water storage tanks can be coated for potable water use and NSF labeled as well as coated or molded with vinyl ester resin for chemical applications. Fiberglass water storage tanks are made to order at the factory and can be configured to meet the needs of almost any application.

Steel water storage tanks

Steel storage tanks offer the benefits of being lightweight, easy to transport, and attractive. Ideal for aboveground applications and available in standard sizes from 110 gallons to 60,000 gallons, steel water tanks are available in a variety of options for projects requiring water storage.  Depending on the application, steel water tanks are lined with a potable or non-potable coating which helps prevent corrosion and extends the life of the tank.  The exterior of steel water storage tank can be coated with a urethane paint system that will further reinforce the protection of the tank and increase the life-span.  Steel water storage tanks are made to order at the factory and can be configured to meet the needs of almost any application.


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