The Ideal Industrial Wastewater Storage Tank

Fiberglass Tank

Industrial wastewater storage solutions are in demand across a wide variety of industries and sectors. Wastewater is any contaminated water with chemicals, oil, fuel, grease, etc. Xerxes by Shawcor fiberglass tanks are the ideal storage vessel for all types of wastewater, from leachate to greywater. Learn more about industrial wastewater storage and fiberglass tanks in our blog, or visit our website.


Xerxes by Shawcor Fiberglass Tanks: The Ideal Industrial Wastewater Storage Tank

Storing industrial wastewater is no easy task. The storage vessel needs to stand up to various chemicals that can be present in industrial waste. The ability to resist corrosion and rust is a necessity for any vessel storing industrial wastewater. Fiberglass is highly resistant to corrosion and rusting. Against wastewater, fiberglass much better than concrete.

Here are some examples of Xerxes by Shawcor fiberglass tank designs for wastewater storage applications.


Dual-Compartment Septic Tanks

These tanks have two separated compartments with a baffle, which helps control the waste stream. 

Utilizing one tank with multiple sections is a better option than using two or more separate tanks. By using a compartmentalized tank, you reduce the possibility of failed connections.

These tanks are ideal for:

  • Septic systems in schools
  • Small business parks
  • Other small-scale applications

Large Commercial Septic Tanks

Large commercial septic tanks reduce the total number of tanks needed in large scale septic applications and can serve as two-tank or even one-tank operations. Fiberglass access-opening designs can also accommodate multiple pump chambers that are often necessary for large commercial-size tanks.

Ideal for:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Conference Centers

Recirculation Tanks


Xerxes fiberglass tanks are the ideal industrial wastewater storage tank.

One secondary wastewater treatment method involves recirculation of the water through a natural filter such as peat or sand to remove contaminants and suspended solids. Xerxes fiberglass recirculation tanks are versatile and can be installed as a new system or designed to fit the needs of an existing system that is being retrofitted.

Ideal for:

  • Retrofitting old septic systems to meet new regulations.

Dosing Tanks

Dosing tanks receive the wastewater from a septic tank at two points in the process – after primary treatment or after secondary treatment, or both – and then dispense of the effluent for final dispersal or disinfection.

The constant inflow and emptying of water create a significant pressure change throughout the operation. Fiberglass tanks have the structural integrity to be able to handle these pressure changes.

Prepackaged Treatment System

Prepackaged treatment systems all require a wastewater storage vessel customized to the design of the system. Fiberglass tanks are designed to meet the needs of sequenced batch reactors, aerobic treatment units, membrane bio-reactors, and other prepackaged treatment systems.

Ideal for:

  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Housing developments

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