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1000 Litre Water Tank - Upright Baffled1000 Litre Water Tank - Upright Baffled
1000 Litre Water Tank - Upright Baffled
1000 Lite Baffled Upright Water Tank Our 1000 Litre upright water tanks are suitable for storage and transportation of potable water and a wide range of other liquids. Actual capacity approx: 960 Litres. This baffled water tank is manufactured in natural translucent medium density polyethylene with a 1" BSP outlet and 8" lid. Baffled water tanks are ideal for water transportation. The...
from £340.00 ex VAT
(£408.00 inc VAT)
1200 Litre Slimline Water Tank1200 Litre Slimline Water Tank
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1200 Litre Slimline Water Tank
1200 Litre Deso Slimline Water 1200 Litre (Approx 268 Gallons) water storage tank. This quality Tank's Direct water tank is suitable for rainwater harvesting & water storage. Supplied complete with: 2" Fill Point and Screw Cap 4" Inspection Point and Screw Vent 1” BSP Bottom Outlet Tank Footprint: 560 mm x 1810 mm (1′ 8″ x 5′ 9″) Manufactured...

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£345.00 £325.00 ex VAT
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1900 Litre Horizontal Water Tank
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1900 Litre Horizontal Water Tank
1900 Litre Tanks Direct Horizontal Water Tank 1900 Litre (Approx 418 Gallons) water storage tank. This quality Tank's Direct water tank is suitable for rainwater harvesting & water storage, as well as irrigation or fire suppression applications. Supplied complete with: 2" Fill Point and Screw Cap 5" Inspection Point and Screw Vent 1” BSP Bottom Outlet Tank...
£400.00 £355.00 ex VAT
(£426.00 inc VAT)
2000 Litre Water Tank, Round
2000 Litre Water Tank, Round
20000 Litre Round Water Tank This 2000 Litre (400 Gallon) above groundwater tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of potable drinking water and many other liquids. The tank comes with a 400 mm lid and the option for the tank to be either left undrilled or with a 2" BSP female outlet Tank sizes quoted are subject to a +/- 3% variation
from £431.00 ex VAT
(£517.20 inc VAT)

Enduramaxx 500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° baseEnduramaxx 500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° base
Enduramaxx 500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° base
This 1000 Litre Cone Bottom Tank is used where 100% drainage is an advantage. The 30 degree cone bottom tank means that the liquid completely drains while helping address concerns with vortexing. These polyethylene cone tanks are rotationally molded which means there is a consistent wall thickness. This high impact chemical resistant tank is manufactured from high-density food grade polyethylene. This...
from £302.00 ex VAT
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1000 Litre Water Tank, Flat1000 Litre Water Tank, Flat
1000 Litre Water Tank, Flat
1000 Litre (265 gallon) Window Cleaning Water Tank These water tanks are ideal for Window Cleaners. Our water tanks are suitable for storage and transportation of potable water and a wide range of other liquids. This baffled water tank is manufactured in natural translucent medium density polyethylene with a 1" BSP outlet and 8" lid. Baffled water tanks are ideal for water transportation....

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from £342.00 ex VAT
(£410.40 inc VAT)

Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline TankEnduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline Tank
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Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline Tank
Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Rainwater Harvesting Tank 171310-RH This Enduramaxx 1000 Litre static plastic water storage tank is manufactured in black polymer, it comes with a 455mm screw lid and optional inlets and outlets. This is a UV Stabilised high quality water storage tank for general use. Rainwater harvesting. We can supply many more sizes of static water tanks from 500 Litre - 5000 Litres ...

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£320.00 from £290.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Static Tank
Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Static Tank
1000 Litre Enduramaxx Static Water Tank This Enduramaxx 1000 Litre horizontal static plastic water storage tank is manufactured in black potable polythene, it comes with a 300mm screw lid and optional inlets and outlets. The tank is also available in 5 other colours, please see our drop down 'colour option'. Ideal for static water storage. If you need a horizontal tank for transport...
from £199.00 ex VAT
(£238.80 inc VAT)

Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Cone Tank with 30° baseEnduramaxx 1000 Litre Cone Tank with 30° base
Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Cone Tank with 30° base
This 1000 Litre Cone Bottom Tank is used where 100% drainage is an advantage. The 30 degree cone bottom tank means that the liquid completely drains while helping address concerns with vortexing. These polyethylene cone tanks are rotationally molded which means there is a consistent wall thickness. This high impact chemical resistant tank is manufactured from high-density food grade polyethylene. This...
from £302.00 ex VAT
(£362.40 inc VAT)
Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline Water TankEnduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline Water Tank
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Enduramaxx 1000 Litre Slimline Water Tank
Enduramaxx 1000 Litre static water tank. WRAS approved polymer MDPE tank. This Enduramaxx 1000 Litre static plastic potable water storage tank is manufactured in black WRAS approved polymer, it comes with a 455mm screw lid and optional inlets and outlets. Suitable for potable drinking water and is ideal For static water storage. This is a UV Stabilised high quality water storage tank for general...
£320.00 from £290.00 ex VAT
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1025 Litre Round Water Tank1025 Litre Round Water Tank
1025 Litre Round Water Tank
1025 Litre Round Water Tank Our 1025 ltr (225 gallon) Round above ground water tanks are suitable for potable water and many other liquids. 0" BSP brass outlet and 300mm screw lid. This 1025 Litre round water storage tank is manufactured in medium density polyethylene with a 1" BSP outlet and 12" vented lid. A high quality water storage tank. We also supply a large range of other...

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1100 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable1100 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable
1100 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable
1100 Litres (250 Gallons) Water Tank Manufactured from a specialist grade of Medium Density Polyethylene, Harlequin Non Potable Water Storage Tanks are ideal for the storage of water which is not intended for human consumption. Ideal for the storage of non-potable water at agricultural, commercial, domestic and industrial installations. Standard equipment includes: 4" Inspection...
£530.00 ex VAT
(£636.00 inc VAT)

1100 Litre Water Tank, Potable1100 Litre Water Tank, Potable
1100 Litre Water Tank, Potable
1100 Litres (250 Gallons) Water Tank Designed especially for the storage of potable water i.e. water intended for human consumption, every Harlequin Potable Water Storage Tank has been engineered to exceed the most demanding technical and regulatory requirements. For complete peace of mind and reassurance, every Harlequin Potable Water Storage Tank has been approved by WRAS the Water Regulations...
£546.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1200 Litre Horizontal Water Bowser
Enduramaxx 1200 Litre Horizontal Water Bowser
Enduramaxx 1200 Litre (264 Gallon) Horizontal Water Tank Features: UV stabilised to withstand the elements. Reliable with 5-year guarantee. Strength through ingenuity of design. 4-point anchorage. Heavyweight material. Calibrated tank for measurement of contents. Baffle Balls improve tanker stability in rough terrain. 1 baffle ball is 355mm in diameter, manufacturer...
from £445.00 ex VAT
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1200 Litre Round Water Tank, Non Potable
1200 Litre Round Water Tank Ideal for use as a water storage tank or water butt. 1200 litres (263 gallons) Non-Potable (Not suitable for drinking water) above ground water tank. High quality MDP (Medium Density Polyethylene) UV stabilised. These storage tanks come with the option of no outlet or 1" BSP Female Brass outlet. Comes with a hinged lid and not a screw lid as per the image Optional...
£215.00 from £195.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1200 Litre Horizontal Water Tank
Enduramaxx 1200 Litre Horizontal Water Tank
Enduramaxx 1200 Litre (264 Gallon) Horizontal Water Tank Features: UV stabilised to withstand the elements. Reliable with 5-year guarantee. Strength through ingenuity of design. 4-point anchorage. Heavyweight material. Calibrated tank for measurement of contents. Baffle Balls improve tanker stability in rough terrain. 1 baffle ball is 355mm in diameter, manufacturer...
from £445.00 ex VAT
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1250 Litre Baffled Water Tank1250 Litre Baffled Water Tank
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1250 Litre Baffled Water Tank, Flat1250 Litre Baffled Water Tank, Flat
1250 Litre Baffled Water Tank, Flat
1250 Litre Baffled Flat Water Tank Our 1250 Litre (275 gallon) Water tanks are suitable for storage and transportation of potable water and a wide range of other liquids. Capacity: 1250 Litres. This baffled water tank is manufactured in natural translucent medium density polyethylene with a 0" BSP outlet and 8" lid. Baffled water tanks are ideal for water transportation. The baffling...
from £462.00 ex VAT
(£554.40 inc VAT)

Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Water Tank, Non PotableEnduramaxx 1250 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
1250 Litre Enduramaxx Non Potable Water Tank This Enduramaxx 1250 litre (280 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of non potable water. This is a great tank for your rainwater harvesting needs. The tank has lifting eyes for ease of offloading from a vehicle or for moving from one place to another (Please ensure the tank is empty...

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from £208.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Rainwater Tank
Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Rainwater Tank
Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Rainwater Harvesting Tank (280 Gallon) 172105-RH Aboveground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of non potable water. This is a great tank for your rainwater harvesting needs. The tank has lifting eyes for ease of offloading from a vehicle or for moving from one place to another (Please ensure the tank is empty of water before...

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from £208.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Water Tank, Potable
Enduramaxx 1250 Litre Water Tank, Potable
1250 Litre Enduramaxx Potable Water Tank This Enduramaxx 1250 litre (280 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of potable drinking water. The tank has lifting eyes for ease of offloading from a vehicle or for moving from one place to another (Please ensure the tank is empty of water before attempting this) On the top of the tank is...
from £235.00 ex VAT
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1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable
1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Non Potable
1250 Litre above ground water storage tank Features Manufactured in high quality recyclable polyethylene Suitable for domestic, agricultural and commercial use Light weight and easy to handle Low profile water tank can be specified for mains supplied and non-mains supplied potable water. Low maintenance UV stabilised Corrosion resistant Fully vented Non Potable Cost effective Moulded...
£510.00 ex VAT
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1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Potable1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Potable
1250 Litre Water Storage Tank, Potable
1250 Litre above ground water storage tank. Features Manufactured in high quality polyethylene Suitable for domestic, agricultural and commercial use Light weight and easy to handle Low profile water tank can be specified for mains supplied and non-mains supplied potable water. Low maintenance UV stabilised Corrosion resistant Fully vented Potable Cost effective Moulded...
£530.00 ex VAT
(£636.00 inc VAT)
1300 Litre Water tank, Non Potable
1300 Litre Water tank, Non Potable
1300 Litre Water tank Ecosure 1300 Litre Water tank is made from a seamless one piece rotationally moulded tank in Medium Density Polymer (MDPE) and is suitable for storage of non-potable water. This water tank is ideal for both domestic and commercial use including rainwater harvesting, agricultural, plus many more applications. The 1300 Litre tank comes fitted with a 16" non-vented lid...
£290.00 ex VAT
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1300 Litre Water tank, Potable
1300 Litre Water tank, Potable
1300 Litre Potable Water tank The Ecosure 1300 Litre water tank is manufactured from Medium Density Polymer (MDPE) using the latest UV stabilisation technologies. This tank is ideal for both domestic and commercial use. Being low in height, the 1300 Litre tank is perfect for easy filling and tank access for pump installations. The 1300 Litre tank comes fitted with a 16" non-vented lid...
£333.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1300 Litre Cone Tank with 30° baseEnduramaxx 1300 Litre Cone Tank with 30° base
Enduramaxx 1300 Litre Cone Tank with 30° base
This 1300 Litre Cone Bottom Tank is used where 100% drainage is an advantage. The 30 degree cone bottom tank means that the liquid completely drains while helping address concerns with vortexing. These polyethylene cone tanks are rotationally molded which means there is a consistent wall thickness. This high impact chemical resistant tank is manufactured from high-density food grade polyethylene. This...
from £335.00 ex VAT
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1380 Litre Round Water Tank, Potable
1380 Litre Round Water Tank, Potable
1380 Litre Potable Round Water Tank This 1380 litre (300 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of potable drinking water. The tank has lifting eyes for ease of offloading from a vehicle or for moving from one place to another (Please ensure the tank is empty of water before attempting this) The tank comes with a 16" vented screw...
from £313.00 ex VAT
(£375.60 inc VAT)
1400 Litre Water Tank
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1400 Litre Water Tank
1400 Litre Water Tank Our 1400 litre (300 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP) - Suitable for the storage of non potable water. - Please select 'potable' option if the tank is to be used for drinking water - The tank comes with a 5" inspection lid and the option for the tank to be either left undrilled with an BSP outlet fitted
from £534.00 ex VAT
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1400 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable1400 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
1400 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
1400 Litres (300 Gallons) above ground water tank. Manufactured from a specialist grade of Medium Density Polyethylene, Harlequin Non Potable Water Storage Tanks are ideal for the storage of water which is not intended for human consumption. Harlequin above ground Water Storage Tanks are manufactured from a specialist grade medium density polyethylene and are ideal for installations at agricultural,...
£420.00 ex VAT
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1400 Litre Water Tank
Free Delivery
1400 Litre Water Tank
1400 Litre Water Tank Our 1400 litre (300 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP) - Suitable for the storage of potable water. - The tank comes with a 5" inspection lid and the option for the tank to be either left undrilled with an BSP outlet fitted
£750.00 ex VAT
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1400 Litre Water Tank, Potable1400 Litre Water Tank, Potable
1400 Litre Water Tank, Potable
1400 Litres (300 Gallons) above ground potable water tank. Manufactured from a specialist grade of Medium Density Polyethylene, Harlequin Potable Water Storage Tanks are ideal for the storage of water which is intended for human consumption. Harlequin above ground Water Storage Tanks are manufactured from a specialist grade medium density polyethylene and are ideal for installations at agricultural,...
£490.00 ex VAT
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1500 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable1500 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
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1500 Litre Water Tank, Non Potable
1500 Litre Non Potable Water Tank Our 1500 Litre above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of non potable water. The tank comes with a 445mm lid and the option for the tank to have either a 1" BSP Female Brass female outlet fitted or left undrilled This is a great tank for your rainwater harvesting needs High quality MDP (Medium Density...
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1500 Litre Open Water Tank
1500 Litre Open Water Tank
1500 Litre (330 Gallons) Open water tank. High quality WRAS approved open tank, very sturdy, thick 7 to 10mm wall thickness. 0" and 2" Outlet for easy draining. Ideal uses: Koi tanks. Fish Tanks. Fish Ponds. Transferring Fish. Fish Holding Tank. Fish Quarantine Tank.
from £414.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Water Bowser
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Water Bowser
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre (330 Gallon) Horizontal Water Tank. Features: • UV stabilised to withstand the elements. • Reliable with 5-year guarantee. • Strength through ingenuity of design. • 4-point anchorage. • Heavyweight material. • Calibrated tank for measurement of contents. Baffle Balls improve tanker stability in rough terrain. 1 baffle ball...
from £512.00 ex VAT
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1500 Litre Round Water Tank
1500 Litre Round Water Tank
1500 Litre Round Water Tank This 1500 litre (330 Gallon) above ground water tank is made from a Medium Density Polymer (MDP). Suitable for the storage of potable drinking water. The tank comes with a 16" screw lid and a 2" BSP female outlet. Round above ground water tanks are suitable for potable water and many other liquids. A great tank for rainwater harvesting, crop spraying or general...
from £450.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Horizontal Static Water Tank
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Horizontal Static Water Tank
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre (330 Gallon) Horizontal Static Water Tank This 1500 Litre (330 Gallon) Horizontal static water tank is designed for low profile water storage and is manufactured for uses throughout the agricultural, commercial, domestic, horticultural, industrial and irrigation markets. Roof rainwater is not only a free resource, but it is ideal for use in washing machines, toilet flushing...
from £298.00 ex VAT
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Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank Open Top with 45° baseEnduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank Open Top with 45° base
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank Open Top with 45° base
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank Open Top with a 45 degree angled base. These full drain tanks give complete drainage of tank contents for quality control and are often used for sludge thickening water reduction processes in wastewater and dewatering processes for sludge. In wastewater and sludge treatments coagulation, chemical treatment flocculation, pH control and dewatering and mixing work more...
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° baseEnduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° base
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank with 45° base
Enduramaxx 1500 Litre Cone Tank with a 45 degree angled base. This 1500 Litre Cone Bottom Tank is used where 100% drainage is an advantage. The 45 degree cone tank means that the liquid completely drains while helping address concerns with vortexing. These polyethylene cone tanks are rotationally moulded which means there is a consistent wall thickness. This high impact chemical resistant tank...
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1001 - 1500 Litres FAQs

What’s a potable water tank?

Water tanks can be classified as ‘potable’ or 'Wholesome water' and ‘non potable’. If you are storing clean water for human consumption, whether it be for drinking, prepping food or cleaning dishes etc, then a potable water tank is what you are after. All potable (wholesome water) tanks must conform to the WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) so that the liquid is safe for human consumption.

Non-potable tanks are for the safe storage of non-drinking water or for ‘not suitable’ for human consumption, in many different environments and applications. Non-potable tanks can be used in applications like rainwater harvesting, irrigation, agriculture & horticulture and commercial purposes where mains water is not available.

The difference in classification between the two comes from the materials used during the manufacturing process, specifically the type of plastic used to line the inside of the tank which comes into contact with the contained water. Non potable tanks are more porous, making it easier for the bacteria to grow and can sometimes let off gases which can contaminate the water. The WRAS approved material lines the inside of the tank, making the tank fit for human consumption, either ingested or used on the skin.

What outlet do I require?

The majority of our water tanks come with an outlet as standard. We can offer a range of water tanks where the tanks can either ‘Drilled’ or ‘Undrilled’. ‘Drilled’ meaning allowing water to escape from the tank via the outlet, whereas ‘Undrilled’ is when the outlet will remain sealed, preventing liquid from coming out and ensuring the contents of the tank is only touching plastic.

If the position of the outlet is required in an alternative position to the standard one offered or extra to the one positioned, we can offer a plastic Fusion socket. This can be welded anywhere on the tank using a drawing supplied by us, positions marked out by you, then fitted by the manufacturer.   

Plain tanks (with no outlets) can also be offered.

If you require a plastic fusion socket or a plain tank, then please contact our Customer Service Team, who will be happy to help with your requirements.

Tap or hose tail kits, what’s the difference and when would I need one?

We offer a range of tap kits, each displaying the size of the hosetail and the outlet size the kit will suit. Tap Kit 5 (TPK5) is the best solution if you require a garden hose to be fitted. Our range of Hosetail kits allows you to attach a hose or pipe to the tank, leak-free. They are designed for continuous flow and come in varying sizes depending on the outlet.

All our tap kits come with a Jubilee clip and PDFE tape for that secure fit.

Baffled Water tanks, what are they and when are they recommended?

Baffled water tanks are tanks with an intergral wall system, which is primarily designed to strengthen and support the structure of the tank, when the tank is full of water.

Due to the structure of the baffles they can also be used for transporting water. The Baffles distrupt the movement of water, from surging from one side to the other. However, if you are transporting water, water tanks can be extremely hazardous when transporting large volumes of water. Please make sure the water tanks are installed and secured correctly, by a suitable qualified person before transportation. Baffled water tanks are an ideal solutions for car valeters, window cleaners or anyone who has to transport liquids using plastic water storage tanks and containers.

What is the difference between Potable and Non-Potable water tanks?

potable water tank is suitable for storing drinking water and must adhere to specific government regulations. A non-potable water tank stores water that can be used for other purposes like flushing toilets and watering plants, but is not safe for human consumption.

All potable water tanks, like these GRP tanks, must be submitted to the WRAS for testing, approval and accreditation and be approved in line with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999. Potable water tanks are usually constructed from food-grade polyethylene and finished with a smooth interior to protect against bacteria growth. Our potable water tanks come in a wide range of capacities, from 4 litres to 30,000 litres.

Non-potable tanks store water that can be used for plumbing purposes, such as flushing the toilet and in washing machines, as well as for gardening. They are often used in industrial and commercial premises, horticultural and market garden applications, agricultural irrigation and civil engineering situations where mains water is not available. In fact, non-potable water tanks are suitable for any application where the water or liquid stored will not be consumed by humans or animals.

What size Hot water tank do I need for 4 people?

The hot water tank size you’ll need for four people will depend entirely on your hot water usage habits. To get an accurate answer, you’ll need to calculate how much hot water your household of four would use during its busiest time. If you regularly use several hot water appliances at the same time each day, you’ll want to take that into consideration. But if you’ll rarely be using more than one hot water appliance at a time, a smaller tank would be adequate.

If you’re just looking for an estimate, a simple rule of thumb is to allow between 40 litres for each occupant in the house – so as a very rough guide, a household of four people may use around 160 litres of hot water. However, this should be used as a very general guide and may not accurately match your hot water needs.

What size hot water tank do I need for 2 people?

Getting the correct sized hot water tank is important. If your tank is too small for your needs, you will keep running out of water. If your tank is too large, you will waste money as your system will have to work harder to keep a larger amount of water hot – even though you’re not using it. It’s best to find a tank size that comfortably covers your needs, so you’re not left short, but also not paying for what you won’t use.

Although there may only be two of you using the hot water tank, you’ll want to think about your water usage habits. Do you like to take long showers? And do you have a large shower head that will increase the demand on your hot water system? If you regularly use your dishwasher or washing machine, this should also be taken into account.

For a very rough estimate, a simple rule of thumb is to allow between 40 litres for each occupant. This equates to approximately 80 litres for a two-person household. However, this should be used as a very rough guide and may not accurately match your hot water needs.

What type of water tank do I need?

At Tanks Direct, we stock a range of different water tanks. From rainwater harvesting to wastewater treatment, there are water tanks designed for all types of water storage. The type of water tank you need will depend on what you plan to use it for.

If you are storing drinking water, you will need a potable water tank, like these GRP tanks. They are suitable for storing clean water that is fit for human consumption, prepping food and cleaning dishes. They meet government approved standards and regulations for the safe storage of drinking water. Non-potable water tanks store water that can be used for other purposes like flushing toilets and watering plants, but is not safe for human consumption.

If you’re storing hazardous materials or liquids, check out our range of IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) or if you’re working in the agricultural, farming or horticulture sector, you may want to have a look at our agricultural water tanks that are built to withstand the changeable outdoor environment. Our rainwater harvesting tanks are great for collecting and storing rainwater, that can then be used to flush your toilets and wash your clothes.

We have many more types of water tanks available at Tanks Direct. If you’d like any help and advice choosing your water tank, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

How long should a water storage tank last?

There are many factors that can affect how long a water tank should last:

Usage

The purer the water you’re storing in your tank, the longer your tank is likely to last. For example, if you’re storing salt water, there is a much higher risk of corrosion and damage to the tank. Clean water is much less likely to damage your tank.

Materials

Most water tanks will be made from either plastic or metal. Plastic tanks are non-biodegradable, so it shouldn’t break down over time. For this reason, you should use a specialist waste disposal company at the end of your tank’s life. A good quality polymer plastic water tank should last between ten and twenty years. Metal water tanks are usually made from steel, which can be melted down and recycled at the end of its life. A steel tank should last over 30 years.

Location

Where your tank is located could also affect its lifespan. If your water tank is stood in water, it could damage it, so try to ensure your tank is placed on a solid foundation. The UV treatment on plastic tanks can also be reduced if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight.

How much does it cost to install a water storage tank?

Water tank installation and replacement costs can vary greatly based on several factors. 

First, you’ll want to consider the cost of the tank itself. The bigger the tank, the bigger the price tag. The material the tank is made of will also impact the cost, with metal water tanks costing slightly more than plastic ones.

When it comes to the installation, underground water tanks generally cost more to install than above ground water tanks. Underground water tanks need an excavation crew to dig out the area where the tank will go, so you will need to factor in the cost of labour to do this. If you are installing a cold-water storage tank in an attic, the biggest challenge is getting the tank inside the loft through the loft hatch and removing the old tank. Ease and accessibility will play an enormous factor in the final cost.

Finally, you will need to consider the cost of a plumber to connect the pipes. If you’re wanting any additional add-ons for your water tank, such as booster pumps to increase the water pressure, there may be additional costs to consider.

We recommend consulting your local council and homeowners' association to ensure that your water tank installation meets all the required guidelines.

How heavy do I need my marquee weight to be?

Choosing the right weight for your marquee is crucial for ensuring its stability and safety, especially in windy conditions. There are several factors to consider determining the ideal weight for your specific situation. The first is the size and type of marquee you are using. A larger marquee naturally requires more weight to hold it down effectively. Additionally, different marquee styles have varying wind resistance. Pop-up gazebos typically have a smaller footprint and lower profile, requiring less weight compared to a spacious marquee with high walls and a peaked roof. The weight required may vary depending on the surface the marquee is placed on too. A hard, stable surface like concrete requires less weight compared to softer ground like grass or sand. Soft ground offers less resistance to wind, so additional weight is necessary to compensate and prevent the marquee from being lifted or shifted. If you're setting up your marquee in a calm and sheltered location, the weight requirements can be slightly relaxed. However, if you anticipate wind gusts or if your location is prone to strong winds, you'll need to factor in a higher weight capacity to ensure the marquee remains secure and doesn't pose any safety risks.

What materials are the plastic tanks manufactured from?

Plastic water tanks can be made of lots of different materials, however the majority of tanks we offer are made from either a medium density polyethylene (MDPE) or a high density polyethylene (HDPE).

What’s a standard hose pipe size?

UK hose pipe diameters range from ½” to ¾” inch diameters. The majority of standard size garden hoses are 1/2” BSP, however we do offer accessories for the ½3/4” hose, if required.