Thinking of purchasing a water tank for your farm? In recent years, polyethylene tanks have only continued to surge in popularity. Their unique material sets them apart from other types of rainwater tanks.
Plastic rainwater tanks are built to last. They’re engineered to endure the harsh Aussie sun and our often unpredictable weather conditions. They’re easy to install and incredibly functional. But with the broad range of plastic water tanks available, there are a few key considerations to make before you purchase one. Read on to learn everything you need to know before buying a plastic rainwater tank.
Know what size rainwater tank you need
One of the most important considerations to make before buying your water tank is, ‘what size do I need?’. If you choose a tank that’s too small, you miss out on the opportunity to collect more rain. On the flip side, if your tank is too large, you have wasted space and spent more on a tank that could have fulfilled your rainwater requirements at a smaller size. Ultimately, you need to ensure you select a tank that ensures you collect enough rainwater to fulfil your needs.
For a farm, you will likely end up with a large round rainwater tank. Outside of domestic water requirements, to determine how much water you will need to collect for your farm, first calculate how much water your livestock requires every day. Then, factor in how much water you need for crop spraying. Generally, water required for crop spraying will range between 40 to 200 litres/ha for each application. Check out this helpful guide for determining how much water your farm needs.
What colour rainwater tank do you want?
One of the benefits of choosing a polyethylene rainwater tank is the vast array of colours to choose from. At Global Rotomoulding, we have a range of 30 tank colours to choose from… the only downside is having to choose which colour you like best!
On a practical level, all tank colours can help prevent sunlight from penetrating the water tank, in turn, preventing algae growth. All Global Tanks come with light guards and leaf strainers to further prevent the growth of algae.
Aesthetic considerations also need to be made when choosing the right tank colour for your farm. You may choose subtle greens to blend in with surrounding plants of fencing, or red tones to compliment your roof.
Where will you install your rainwater tank?
Plastic rainwater tanks are lightweight and maneuverable. This saves on transportation and installation costs. Plus, you have a greater capacity to move the water tank in the future should you need to. That said, before purchasing your tank, you will need to determine where you will install it.
Fortunately, you can be quite flexible with where you install your polyethylene tank. These tanks need significantly less base preparation than other materials like steel or concrete. Still we do advise certain courses of action to achieve the best results. Check out this link for more information.
How long will my tank last?
By choosing a polyethylene tank, you can rest assured you have invested in a tank that’s built to last. Generally, you can trust your polyethylene tank will last for up to 20 years. We provide a full 10 year replacement warranty. But what about when it’s time for a replacement? Fortunately, Global Rotomoulding’s polyethylene water tanks are 100% recyclable, so you can rest assured you’re making a sustainable choice when you purchase our water tanks.
Choose a tank made built on quality workmanship
At the end of the day, you want to choose a tank that has been built by experts, with quality workmanship in mind every step of the way. At Global Rotomoulding, we have decades upon decades of experience in custom rotational moulding. We are supported by a dedicated team of local employees who strive to produce only the highest quality products. Our rainwater tanks are manufactured in polyethylene, complying with AS 2070 (plastics for food contact use) and AS/NZS 4020 (products for use in contact with drinking water). Our water tanks are equipped with proven self supporting roof designs for long term structural strength; with all tanks designed using the latest CAD & FEA software. Browse our range of water storage tanks here, and be sure to contact our team if you have any questions.