Emergency Water Storage Tanks Wellington

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 e.g. 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 Wellington

Emergency Water Tanks Wellington Southern Plumbing

Source: Wellington Water

Local water tanks Wellington

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.

Our plumbing team can install water storage tanks Wellington for all your emergency needs. Recently, Wellington residents were urged to at least have 20L of water per person, per day for seven days (140L per person) for any emergencies. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (Wremo) regional manager Jeremy Holmes said “We are expecting to see tighter water restrictions in 2024 so now is the time for people to store emergency water and replenish the supplies they already have while restrictions still allow.”

200L Rain Butt tank – $389.00 (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)

800l Rain Butt Water storage Tank Wellington
  • 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.
  • Installation – extra cost.
1000 litre garden tank emergency wellington

1000L Tank – $2475.88

  • Colour: Dark Green or Birch Grey
  • 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. You can read more on water storage 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.

How long can you or your garden survive with out water?

You just might need some Emergency water whether its due to an earthquake or Water restrictions a ready source of tank water can be a life saver either for you or your garden.

It is an anticipation that if Wellington gets a big earthquake, it might result in spending around 80-90 days without water. This kind of water crisis was faced in Christchurch. It required the residents to fetch water from tankers at the end of the street, or else where after streets were cleared of debris to allow their cars to get it. Wellington has had earthquakes before and the effects of those earthquakes are well documented and are similar to the earthquakes in Christchurch.

It’s better to put an emergency water source in place before it happens, you can’t get insurance after the disaster takes place. Installing an emergency water source is not as expensive as it may sound. Some people recommend keeping 20 litres for immediate consumption but it is not enough. Assuming a family of four, Wellington Regional Council’s recommendation is 200 litres per house. This would give you 5o litres covering four days. Which is not a lot. So that’s like 12.5 litres per day.

We can supply and install a 200 litre tank next to your downpipe on level ground for $401.74 including GST. Check our emergency water storage tank deal here.

This is about the same price as buying the water at the supermarket. The water needs boiling or treating before drinking. If the ground is not leveled, we can put down a concrete tile to level the base for a small extra cost.

We have a limited supply of tanks at this price. You can contact us for a quick installation as they might not last long at this exclusive price. The tanks come complete with child-proof lids, hose taps, and a level connection to the downpipe within 300mm. We can run piping a lot further for an extra cost.

Call now for your Emergency Water Tank. 04 384 4635

Larger Quantities or Larger Tanks

Only while stocks last – Call Now 0800 484 353 for a 200L Tank.

If you need larger tanks for the garden or a larger premises we have an 800 Litre slim line tank and many other sizes and shapes and colours.

Drinking Water in Emergency

There are many solutions to drinking roof water, although there are many buildings which have tank water. If you need the water with less impurities we can install strainers and first flush of the roof before water enters the tank systems.

Water Tank Installation Area

We deliver and install emergency water tanks across Wellington, whether it is in Pukerua Bay, Upper Hutt, or all the way to Kapiti Coast. Contact us to know more details about installing emergency water tank in your area.

Whether you’re a homeowner prepping for emergencies or a business owner seeking sustainable solutions, Southern has you covered. We partner with The Tank Guy, a leading New Zealand water tank manufacturer, offering top-quality rainwater tanks and other water storage containers, including those compliant with Wellington City Council emergency water tank requirements.

From small urban rain barrels to large farm reservoirs, our experts can help you choose the perfect tank for your needs. Contact us today and let’s discuss your options!

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.

Looking for local experts for water storage tanks Wellington installing services? You’ve reached the right place. Our team will help you with water storage tank installation, maintenance or replacement. Give us a call today at 0800 484 353. You can also check out our emergency water storage tank offer here.

For more information on water storage tanks, visit The Tank Guy.

Note: All prices are GST inclusive.