Choosing the Right Poly Rainwater Tank
Remember, only purchase rainwater tanks that are Independently Certified and proven to meet the minimum Australian Standard.
AS/NZS 4766:2006 is an AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND standard for polyethylene for water storage tanks and chemical storage tanks which are designed and tested by engineers.
All tanks in the 1,000 - 11,500 Litre Domestic Round Tank Range are Independently Certified to this standard by SAI GLOBAL, an independent certifying company who audit and maintain the manufacturing process constantly so you are guaranteed the industry's best product for your money.
Please do not shop based on price and price alone as those days are finished. I unfortunately learnt some very harsh lessons that I don’t want you to experience yourself. If you can gain from my wealth of experience then I would be delighted to share my knowledge and help you with what I know, so you don’t waste your hard earned money.
The tank you buy should have the SAI GLOBAL AS/NZS 4766 and manufacturers license number stamped on it. This is your only guarantee the tank will not fail and that you are getting a genuine product from a company that manufacturers, understands and has respect for minimum standards and product fit for purpose.
The Poly Rainwater tank manufacturing industry has had a very bad reputation for tank failures over the last 3 - 5 years. This is down to manufacturers who say they do comply with the minimum Australian Standard when in actual fact they can not and do not have a snowball's chance in hell of obtaining the standard.
It’s like saying the Queen Mary 2 and a canoe are the same thing…they are both boats and that’s about where the comparison starts and stops….please don’t be fooled.
"The Artesian Rainwater Tanks Domestic Round Tank Range that we are a major distributor for here in South East Queensland have never split, bulged, warped or collapsed, and they are made so they cant!" The Artesian Rainwater Tanks Rural Range whilst built to the Australian Standard, do not currently carry independent certification, however we understand each manufacturing plant has this process of obtaining independent certification well underway.
Artesian Rainwater Tanks distribute and supply to builders, plumbers, and folks all over South East Queensland with polyethylene (poly) rainwater tanks in many shapes (slim, round) and capacities from 1000 Litres all the way up to our mammoth rural range and the 45,900 litre -10,000 Gallon monster ! The larger the tank capacity, obviously the more rainwater can be harvested for use around your home, saving you more money.
The exercise of working out what best suits both your home and budget is an important factor to consider when purchasing a tank for use in an area with lower than normal rainfall.
Remember, if you are considering purchasing a rainwater tank you may be eligible to receive a rebate on the cost of your tank from your local water authority.