Steel Slimline tanks are one of the most space and cost effective solutions for rainwater storage around your home. Typical round rainwater tanks are cost efficient, but often do not adequately utilise the available space.
When it comes to choosing a rainwater tank you should ensure you are buying a strong and sturdy one from a reliable supplier. Why? Did you know that 1,000 litres of water weighs 1 ton and measures one cubic metre? So a 10,000 litre tank needs to hold up to 10 tons (measuring 10m³) of water safely around your home. You need to have peace of mind knowing your Australian made rainwater tank is made from high quality Bluescope steel and is strong enough to do the job without the risk of hurting anyone or damaging your property.
Every Bluescope steel water tank is individually water tested before it is delivered onto the slab at your home. We don’t just tell you we make good products – we actually test every single one before delivering it to your home.
Choose from Our Huge Range of Economical Slimline Water Tanks
Unlike our plastic rainwater tanks which are limited in size and dimension options, our steel Slimline rainwater tanks can be “made to order” subject to our engineering guidelines. So that means you can vary the height, depth and length of your tank to suit your available space. We can even provide rectangular edges on our tanks to give them a unique look – or to help you get a little more capacity for your available space. The extensive range of Colorbond® colours also enables you to match or contrast your rainwater tank with the colours of your home.
While we have more than 5,000 steel tank size and colour options, selecting the right size and nominal capacity for your home is easy using our sizing tool below. All you need to know is your available space. And if you are unsure, call the team here at Waterplex and we will be happy to help.
If access to the place where you want to put your rainwater tank is limited, we have a range of steel Slimline tanks that can be delivered flat-packed and assembled on site. We really do have all options covered when it comes to providing you with Australia’s largest range of steel Slimline water tanks.
We also offer various other tank options, including water bladders and flexitanks that may better suit your available space and needs.
Turning Your Steel Slimline Water Tanks into a rainwater Harvesting System
When you install a rainwater tank around your home there are a few simple rules you need to follow in order to be able to capture as much rainwater as possible and to ensure that the quality of your harvested water is as good as it can be.
Here are some simple guidelines to follow to ensure you get as much rainwater as possible and it is the highest possible quality:
try to place your tank in a central location to get as many downpipes connected to it as possible
check the roof area feeding each downpipe and try to optimise the roof area capturing water for your tank (more downpipes do not necessarily mean the largest catchment area)
ensure your rainwater tank has a high quality stainless steel mesh inlet
install a first flush rainwater diverter or rainheads to remove any debris the water delivers from your roof – or ideally install both
Ensure you have a quality pump (must have stainless steel componentry for longer life) from a reputable manufacturer
If you are using your rainwater for drinking water, install an in-line water filter between the rainwater tank and your taps.
Standard Fittings supplied with Waterplex® Steel Slimline Water Tanks
All our steel water tanks are supplied with the following standard fittings:
400mm inlet leaf strainer
brass ball valve
90mm PVC overflow
A full range of accessories including larger fittngs is available for the steel slimline range. Check the accessories tab below for more information. Please note that the size of fittings that can be included in a tank are determined by the curvature of the tank. Ask us when you call or email us for a quote.
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Waterplex is a specialist provider of rainwater harvesting solutions and can supply water tanks and accessories for all your rainwater storage needs – especially when access is difficult, if you need ...