Emergency Water Storage Tanks Wellington
On average a household of 4 people (2 adults and 2 children) consume 900L of water per day.
Recent studies have shown that if Wellington has a large earthquake, it could take up to 100 days to reconnect the water supply. In Christchurch, it took some suburbs 3 years to reconnect their water supply.
Wellington’s 3 water supply plants have pipes crossing three fault lines, this means that in a large event the pipes could damaged.
The areas most affected by this are Karori and Miramar as they are farthest away from the 3 water supplies.
We consume water daily without realizing the quantity we consume. We use water for washing our hands, taking shower, drinking, washing dishes, cooking, preparation of food eg washing vegetables, cleaning and many other things. Do you have enough 1L and 2L bottles of water to last you for 100 days?
Solution Install Emergency Water Storage Tanks
Source: Wellington Water
The Tank Guy provides us NZ made water tanks. The water tanks are made from UV 8 plastic, produced keeping in mind the New Zealand weather conditions. The barrel circular design was created as water is heavy and bulges out of the sides and when this happens the tank is able to expand.
The tanks must be installed on an even base that has plain surface and is free from rocks and stones. This is done to safeguard the water storage tank from being damaged. It also needs to be installed next to a down pipe which will fill the tank with rain water.
200L Rain Butt tank – $199.00 (Green and Birch Grey colours avail)
- Dimensions: 650mm wide, 1200mm high
- Colours: Dark Green and Birch Grey
- 2 x 15mm BSP threaded fittings for the tap
800L Tank – $799.00 (Birch Grey or any of the colour steel colours on request will be avail)
- Stainless steel leaf strainer with lid built in
- 1 x 15mm BSP fitting for a tap
- 2 x 32mm BSP fittings at the base of the tank for tank to tank connection kits
- Dimensions: 1970mm height, 770mm wide
- Colour: Birch Grey, other colours available upon request at additional cost.
1000L Tank – $850.00 (Dark green only)
- Colour: Karaka Green (Dark Green)
- Inbuilt stainless steel mesh leaf strainer and lid
- 1 x 35mm BSP fitting at the base of the tank for tap connection
- Dimensions: 970mm wide, 1200mm high to lid, 1480mm total height.
200 Litre Emergency Tanks
If you have a flat space within 500mm of a downpipe, our prices for water storage tank delivery and installation are as follows: $199.00 but conditions apply for this special price. This tank is only for the basics drinking only. It may need to be boiled or treated with a small amount of bleach. For more information, you can read more on Tank special deal.
What to do with All the Collected Water?
Using town supply water to wash your house and car is wasting expensive treated water. It is far more efficient to use rainwater. We can fit a pump to the tank and you can use that water to wash things, water the garden, etc. We can also pump the water to flush toilets and to wash clothes.
How to Reduce Your Water Bill?
When installing a large tank and you have sufficient roof area to avoid the tanks over flowing you can divert some of the water to flush the toilets or fill the washing machine or run the water to hose taps for car washing and garden irrigation.
Tank sizes go from 200 litre up to 30,000 litres in domestic sizes so we have a tank to fit all occasions. We can also put a series of smaller tanks together to fit a small space and join them together. Tanks have been used for many years on rural situations for both humans and animals. Tank water for human consumption may require treatment with water purification tablets or adding a small quantity of bleach will kill bacteria and viruses.
Emergency Water and Tank Water Purification
There are many types of filters for removing solids and harmful things in water needed for drinking. Filters of 1 micron or less will take out protozoa and bleach will kill viruses and bacteria. We can also install Ultra Violet water treatment which also kills harmful growths in water.
If you need larger water storage tanks, you can contact us for the available options. We can provide different water storage tanks ranging from 200 litres to 30,000 litres across Wellington. Colour options may vary depending on the availability as well as the size of the water tank you choose.
For more information on water storage tanks, visit The Tank Guy.
Note: All prices are GST inclusive.