12 Advantages of Installing a Water Tank for your home or business

12 Advantages of Installing a Water Tank for your home or business


"Rainwater is a valuable natural resource that has been collected by Australian households for domestic use since colonial times." source: yourhome.gov.au Water tanks have become an increasing common sight in all Australian homes.

At Select Water Tanks we manufacture stainless steel water tanks in all shapes and sizes, here are 12 great advantages for installing a water tank for your home and why going stainless steel is the best choice you can make.

Summary of the 12 advantages:

1. Reducing your dependency on the local water supply
2. Minimizing the need for large government water infrastructure
3. Improving water sustainability
4. Reducing the impact on the environment
5. Providing better management of rainwater harvesting
6. Saving on your water bills
7. Being able to access water during water shortages
8. Being able to access water during a bush fire
9. Having access to water for gardening and other household chores
10. Being cost effective in the long run
11. Having the security of a guarantee
12. Being able to be custom made to shape and size to fit the available space


1. Reducing your dependency on the local water supply
Having access to a ready and steady supply of water is absolutely essential for today’s living. If you have your own source of water from your own water tank, then you become less dependent on the local water supply. This could be critical for example in periods of reduced availability of town water or damage to the local water infrastructure.

2. Minimizing the need for large government water infrastructure
If a whole community or city or region invest in metal water tanks to supplement their water supply then that takes some pressure off governments and councils to invest in massive infrastructure like dams, desalination plats and extensive pipelines.

3. Improving water sustainability
If we collect and store rainwater effectively then we can recycle that water and put it to good use rather than letting it drain away.

4. Reducing the impact on the environment
By harvesting rainwater from your roof and transferring that water into a storage tank(s) and releasing that water gradually, you are preventing the water from pouring off the roof and rushing overland and degrading the soil before it takes that soil though overloaded drains down waterways and eventually to the sea.

5. Providing better management of rainwater harvesting
If we harvest the rainwater into gutters and via pipes into storage tank(s) then we can effectively manage the use of that rainwater. For example, it could be used to supplement domestic water use, for gardening purposes, for irrigation and for washing cars and other cleaning purposes.

6. Saving money on your water bills
Because you have an independent source of water, you may not need to use as much town water which in turn will reduce your water bill.

7. Being able to access water during water shortages
There could be a number of reasons for not being able to access your town water at the usual rate. For example, there could be a water shortage because of a drought or damage to the water infrastructure. When this happens, you can access your own water supply via the water in the tank.

8. Being able to access water during a bush fire
During bush-fire season it could be that you need access to water to sprinkle over the house or put out spot fires and you might need fire-fighting appliances to access your independent source of water. You can get the tank to be fitted out to hold water both for domestic purposes as well as water for fire-fighting purposes. Metal water tanks keep their structural integrity during a fire.

9. Having access to water for gardening and other household chores
Irrespective of the availability, location and cost of town water, you can access the water stored in your tank for a wide range of domestic and horticultural and cleaning purposes. This means you have access to a source of water to wash your cars or water your roses, for example.

10. Cost effective in the long run
The initial cost to purchase and fit a metal tank can seem daunting. But the prices of metal water tanks are very competitive these days and are not as expensive as many people think. This cost is going to be offset over time with the reduction of the cost of town water and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have access to an independent source of water.

11. Having the security of a guarantee
Steel water tanks come with guarantee. Tanks made of stainless steel come with a 30 year guarantee while tanks made from Colorbond/Aquaplate come with a 20 year guarantee.

12. Being able to be custom made to shape and size to fit the available space
At Select Water Tanks we can custom make you water tank to fit into almost any space. They can be made to be round or slimline in shape to a wide range of length, width, diameter and height dimensions. For example, they could be made to fit under a deck or along a fence line or under the eaves.

Select Water Tanks custom make stainless steel & colobond round, underdeck and slimline water tanks in a huge range of shapes and sizes. Based in Brisbane, we supply to homes and businesses throughout South East Queensland and North New South Wales.