Rainwater Tanks

Traditional rainwater tanks

Traditional purpose-built water or rain storage tanks come in all shapes and sizes, from a variety of materials.

Plastic Tanks

One style of plastic tank

  • 15 – 30 year lifespan
  • Efficient use of space
  • Can be made using recycled plastic
  • UV stabilized
  • All shapes and sizes
  • Easy to install / place
  • Durable
  • Can be recycled
  • Not recommended for high temperatures or direct sun

Treated Steel Tanks

Colorbond Steel Tank
Colorbond Steel Tank

Traditional galvanized steel tanks aren’t very effective, and are susceptible to corrosion quite quickly in adverse conditions.
Proper treatment can extend this period significantly – materials such as color-bond can last significantly longer.

  • 15 – 25 year lifespan
  • Old and proven material, with modern technologies applied
  • Cheap
  • Durable
  • Can be recycled

Concrete Tanks


  • Durable
  • Load bearing
  • Additional thermal mass
  • Requires internal plastic lining
  • Energy Intensive to transport and install
  • Large amount of environmentally unfriendly material required

Fiberglass Tanks

  • milwaukee_tanksCorrosion resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Slightly Brittle – prone to cracks if impacted
  • Semi translucent -must be painted or coated