Water TanksIn addition to encouraging hygienic practices, the installation of water tanks also provides a solution to the proper storage and maintenance of water.

The following are some of the physical characteristics of various types of water tanks that will help you make the right choice, according to Rhino Water Tanks.

Properties of the Substances Used in Water Tank Creation
Plastic

These water tanks are made of food-grade polyethylene, which is considered to be the safest form of plastic. To prevent the external breaking down of the material, the tanks have ultraviolet stabilisers and plastic softeners to make them flexible. Plastic softeners, however, are associated with endocrine disruptors and may cause distress in children since the material goes through an off-gassing process. The installation process is relatively easy since all you need is a flat spot.

Concrete

These are some of the most durable tanks that last a lifetime. They can either be made from the factory and delivered to your household, or cast on site as per the specifications of the owner. The tanks consist of concrete and reinforced steel and in some areas, the addition of fly ash is said to make the concrete stronger. By providing stable temperatures inside the concrete tank, there is less chance of algal blooms. This gives your water a fresh and pleasant taste.

Stainless Steel

Although they are very expensive, stainless steel tanks are considered to be totally safe with options for a broad range of applications. Some of the most stable and durable containers can be found in Canberra. They are made from an alloy of steel and nickel or chromium that gives them high embodied energy and can be recycled. This means that your stainless steel tank should last a lifetime without any visible wear and tear. For installation, you only require a solid steel pad that is then curved to form your tank.