Where should you locate your water tank?

Siting your water tank or rainwater tank is an important decision and can impact on installation cost. It will also determine the size and type of water tank that you should choose. Underground water tanks are great where space is limited (as the article below points out) but installation costs can be quite high.

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To reduce installation costs, you should locate your rainwater tank close to your house, near existing downpipes. Some of the options of positioning your tank are explained below.


Installing a rainwater tank underground can save space in your yard but can cost around twice as much as above ground options. Underground water tanks need to be made from stronger materials and structures and often require weighting or concrete reinforcement. Also, because underground tanks are positioned below ground level, you will need a pump to extract the water.

Some regions in Australia may have regulations regarding installing underground rainwater tanks. You should always contact your local council to find out which rules and regulations apply to your region.

Above ground

The traditional round vertical tank and some of the following space-efficient options are the most popular.

Under the house:
For houses on stumps or stilts a space saving option is to put the water tank under the house or beneath decking. Rainwater bladders are ideal for this situation as they are easy to install in confined spaces, yet durable and require low maintenance.

Against the wall:
Another space saving option are tanks that go against walls or even act as garden walls. Some models can be joined together to make larger water storage tanks.

Source: Savewater

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