Bushfire Capability & Package

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Bushfire Capability

Researchers from the CSIRO and Monash University have conducted extensive testing on the performance of water tanks in bush fires. They found:

Stainless Steel Tanks did not burn or split when fully exposed to fire for over 30 minutes. They became slightly scorched but there was no structural damage and only minor water loss.

For more information see: www.bushfirecrc.com

Aquaplate (Colorbond) Tanks maintained structural integrity in a fire but when the temperature reached above 65 degrees, the thin plastic lining on the inside of the tank began to delaminate, causing slight water loss.

Polyethelene (plastic) Tanks quickly split and collapsed in a fire, emptying themselves and melting down.

Local Council Regulations

Most Councils in fire prone areas have developed a set of regulations for property owners to manage bushfire risks in these areas. For example:

  • Installing a metal tank
  • Minimum of 10,000 litres reserved capacity for fire-fighting purpose
  • Special fittings need to be installed so the Rural Fire Service can fit their appliance to your tank

Please check the Council regulations for your area.

Fire-fighting package

Select Water Tanks have developed a special package to assist your bushfire planning. It includes:

  • A stainless steel water tank to your size and shape
  • A Bianco fire-fighting quality standard pump (see Pumps and Filters)
  • A 65mm Storz fitting for NSW or a Camlock fitting for QLD for quick connection to your pump or to the local RFS system.
  • 30 metres of fire-fighting hose and nozzle
  • 5 metres of high-suction hose together with a Storz (NSW) or Camlock (QLD) coupling to allow fast connection to your tank

Please check with our staff for more detail

A Recommended Option

Many people have decided to purchase a combination water tank. For this option you order a tank above 20,000 litres in size for example, and install an outlet tap up the side of the tank at the desired level so the water above this outlet can be used for home use while the water below the outlet is held in reserve for emergency fire-fighting purposes.

What Our Customers Say

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Thanks again for doing such a great job installing the tank. You guys were the most organised and professional guys I've had here on site, can't thank you enough... Regards, Adam
Am Sy
Am Sy
12/06/2020
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I purchased an 5000L aquaplate tank and pump kit. The advice and follow from Linda and the team was great in helping me determine the best tank and then the delivery team were really helpful as the access wasn't ideal. However everything worked really well and the communication and follow up through the process was much better than some others i tried.
Chris Lockyer
Chris Lockyer
12/04/2020
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We have just bought 3 tanks and have now installed them. We found Select Tanks very easy to work with right through to delivery. We had to change the delivery date on a number of occasions and it was never a problem. We are very happy with the quality of the tanks which look great.
Barbara Geitz
Barbara Geitz
07/04/2020
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I recently ordered a 7500 litre stainless steel round tank from Select Water Tanks and couldn't be happier with it. The process from order to delivery was perfect and I was kept in the loop with manufacture times and a set delivery date. Communication was great through the process and I had to change the delivery date to suit me and there was no issue with this. I was contacted the day before delivery and then on the delivery day with a rough time and when they arrived I was greeted by two happy strong men who were more than accommodating in helping to situate my new tank through a tricky low carport and onto the tank pad. They even put a geotextile sheet over the gravel I had in the tank pad in case the iron in the rocks reacted with the metal tank. The tank is beautiful and adds to the aesthetic appeal of my kitchen garden. Would definitely recommend to others!
Lisa Hagean
Lisa Hagean
06/02/2020
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AYOUB
AYOUB
29/08/2019
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Excellent products
Silvano Micallef
Silvano Micallef
19/04/2019
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Super happy with our new tank, and fantastic service at a great price. Scott was brilliant to deal with, responded to questions promptly, built the tank exactly as we requested, and delivered on time. Will be returning here for our next tank!
S Rolls
S Rolls
18/05/2017
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Great company to deal with from start to finish, we absolutely love our new tanks. Highly recommended !
Lincoln Bernstein
Lincoln Bernstein
21/02/2017

More Than Just a Manufacturer of Steel Rainwater Tanks

Select Water Tanks make steel water tanks that are longer lasting, better looking, healthier, and can be custom made in terms of shape and size. They can be made from either grade 304, marine grade 316 stainless steel or aquaplate steel.

Knowledge & Experience

25 years manufacturing experience.

Quality Guaranteed

Highest quality Stainless steel water tanks backed by 30 years non corrosion warranty. Our Aquaplate Tanks are backed by 20-years non corrosion warranty.

Industry Leading

We are the first Australian company to design and manufacture stainless steel water tanks.

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