Slimline Steel Water Tanks: perfect for your new home!

by Jan 22, 2021Help & Advice, Product Info

A slimline water tank is a tank built to narrow dimensions, allowing water storage on properties where the more traditional round water tanks will not fit. They are perfect for homes where there is not a lot of space or there are access restrictions.

Reaping the benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in your new home


With the Government offering great grants for new home builds, more and more Aussies have been building new homes. Whether you’ve gone gorgeously modern or vintage traditional, found the perfect home design or customised a design just for you, watching your dream home turn into a reality is a truly exciting experience. Choosing your finishing touches, getting your home and garden just right… what’s next?

Well, one awesome home improvement you might not have thought of is the humble water tank! You might think of water tanks as the massive round tanks at Uncle Bob’s sheep farm, or the canvas for incredible murals as you traverse regional Australia, but many of us haven’t realised how common they’ve become in urban backyards or what a useful addition to a house they are; you can significantly reduce your water bills, have a beautifully green and lush garden all year round, wash your car and so on. With ongoing droughts and water shortages in Australia, you’re also helping secure Australia’s water future by making the most of rainwater – an otherwise wasted opportunity.


Water Tanks don’t have to look ugly!?


Thanks to the space-saving, modern and sleek design of slimline water tanks, they don’t have to be an eyesore; in fact, they can be a feature of your home.

When you’re deciding what kind of materials to use for your water tank, you’ll note there are a few major options: poly (plastic), steel, fibreglass and concrete. Concrete and steel water tanks last the longest; concrete is significantly more expensive, and generally used in commercial settings. Fibreglass isn’t usually recyclable, and it’s brittle and prone to breakage. Poly tends to degrade to the point that it’s no longer recyclable, and has a lower lifespan than steel tanks (which can last for decades).

Here just a few benefits to having a steel slimline water tank

Stylish Image of a Slimline Water Tank


A lot of consumers reckon that slimline water tanks look better, and are easier to match with the look of your home: whether it’s modern or vintage, posh or minimalist, a Mediterranean beach home or a Nordic forest cabin.


Slimline water tanks are mounted to your home, so they don’t need to be freestanding. Because of their square/rectangular shape, they can also fit easier in spots where round water tanks can’t fit. This means you can make the most of the space you have and access your tank and its accessories easier.

Slimline Water Tank Space saving
Slimline Water Tank 316 Grade Stainless Steel

A long term investment

At Select Water Tanks we custom make Steel water tanks to last for many decades! Offering a 30-years non corrosion warranty for all our 316 / 304 Grade Stainless Steel water tanks, and a 20-years non corrosion warranty for our Colorbond Water tanks.

For your initial investment, you’ve got many decades ahead of a beautiful, healthy garden. With a Whole House Water Filtration System you can enjoy the benefits of a complete rainwater harvesting system designed to deliver pure, clean rainwater to every appliance in the house with constant pressure to reduce your use of mains water even further! With our system you can even drink your tank water, bathe in it, use it for cooking and much more.

For a sound financial investment, a beautiful garden, and a better tomorrow for Australia’s water supply, water tanks are a great choice.

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