Rain Water Tanks Brisbane

Manufacturing Stainless Steel & Colorbond Water Tanks
Supplying to all Brisbane, Logan, Yatala & Surrounding Areas

Water Tanks Brisbane

Installing a rainwater tank can save you water and money. With more than 90,000 rainwater tanks installed between 2005 and 2009 and many more since, Brisbane is one of the most water efficient cities in the developed world.

Our factory is based in Logan Village, we manufacture and supply premium Water Tanks to residential and businesses in Brisbane, North Brisbane, South Brisbane and all the surrounding areas.

All our Water Tanks are custom made directly from our factory and delivered to you. We supply a huge range of Slimline, Round, Jumbo and Under Deck Water Tanks with sizes ranging from 500 – 29,800 Litres. Whatever your requirements we can manufacture and deliver the Water Tank you need with top level service at the best price.

Our Water Tanks In Brisbane Homes

Water Tanks Brisbane Large Round Stainless Steel Tank

Stainless Steel Round Tank

Water Tanks Brisbane - Stainless Steel Slimline Tank

Colorbond Slimline Tank

Water Tanks Brisbane Stainless Steel Slimline Tank

Stainless Steel Slimline Tank

Popular Rainwater Tank Sizes

Stainless Steel Slimline Water Tank

2000l Slimline Water Tanks

Colorbond Slimline Tank

3000l Slimline Water Tanks

Colorbond Slimline Tank

5000l Slimline Water Tanks

8,000 Litre slimline Water Tanks

8000l Slimline Water Tanks

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2000l Round Water Tanks

Colorbond Slimline Tank

3000l Round Water Tanks

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5000l Round Water Tanks

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10000l Round Water Tanks

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15000l Round Water Tanks

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20000l Round Water Tanks

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25000l Round Water Tanks

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5000 Gallon Water Tanks

Water Tanks Brisbane

Looking for a Water Tank for your Brisbane Home or Business?
Whatever your requirements we can manufacture and deliver the Water Tank you need with top level service at the best price.
Please contact us today – we are here to help.

Brisbane: Australia’s City of Water Tanks!

QLD summers can really be scorchers, and droughts are becoming more and more common; while they disproportionately impact regional and remote areas, they’re a problem for Brisbanites as well. Water restrictions have become a regular part of everyday life, especially in summer, leading more and more Brisbane homes and businesses to harness the lifegiving (and free!) natural resource of rainwater. In fact, according to the folks at Brisbane City Council, Brisbane is one of the most water efficient cities in the developed world – huzzah!

About half of homes in Brisbane have water tanks installed, which is certainly unusual for a capital city; Adelaide also comes close behind. This is a surprise to many people, especially since water tanks are commonly thought of as the purview of country towns and remote communities with limited access to mains water supply. But with Australia facing a freshwater crisis, water rates are on the rise, and reservoirs are running increasingly low. However, it’s not just beating water restrictions or the sustainability case that has got Brisbanites installing rainwater tanks in droves; it’s also the after-effects of local government policy. Until 2014, every new house built in Brisbane was required for many years to have a rainwater tank installed, and anyone planning renovations also had to install a water tank. It’s no longer compulsory, but with the hundreds of dollars a years in savings that homeowners with water tanks enjoy, the economic case has spoken for itself, and water tanks have taken off! On top of that, Brisbane residents are enjoying not having to worry about severe water restrictions like four minute showers, or how their lawn will fare during droughts.

Why Stainless Steel Water Tanks are a great choice

At Select Water Tanks we firmly believe that Stainless Steel Water tanks are the best choice for a number of reasons. They’re longer-lasting, offer you fantastic value for money over their lifespan, and at the end of their life are fully recyclable – better for you, better for the planet!

A Select Stainless Steel water tank has a minimum life of 30 years.  The corrosion resistance properties of  Stainless Steel means the tank will not only last for a long time but it will always look brand new.

Longer Lasting

Our stainless steel tanks have no plastic and they create a low carbon emission footprint in production. They are fully recyclable. The main elements can be easily recovered and re-used.  

Recyclable

Stainless Steel is a favourite material of architects and designers of beautiful homes. Your Stainless Steel tank will maintain its appearance for its natural life.

 

Look Great

Over its life cycle, a Stainless Steel water tank with its minimum life expectancy of 30 years, will ultimately be very cost effective.

 

Cost Effective

Steel Water Tank Sizes & Dimensions

Custom water tanks is what we do and we have thousands of different sizes available for all requirements. Different sites have different rainwater harvesting challenges. See the diagrams to find the range of dimensions on offer. We can custom make a water tank to fit your site
Round Water Tanks

Please note: Tanks larger than 3500mm diameter have a max height of 2350mm

Slimline Water Tanks

Please note: not all dimension combinations are available

Learn more about our huge range of sizes we can offer below.

Whatever the challenges Select Water Tanks will help find you the perfect solution.

Perfect & Ideal for Fitting Under the Deck or Under Houses.

Learn more below.

Our slimline water tanks can be built to custom sizes, achieving capacities from 150 litres to 8,523 litres.

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Simline Water Tank

A slimline water tank is a tank built to narrow dimensions to suit your urban home.

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Urban Slimline Water Tank

Colorbond Tanks are a perfect choice if your looking to match your tank to your property.

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Colorbond Paperbark Finish

Slimline Water Tank Size & Capacity Guide

 

Approx. Capacity  Width x Length x Height (mm)  
1,500 Litres (330 Gallons) 700 x 1600 x 1560
2,000 Litres (440 Gallons) 650 x 2200 x 1560
3,000 Litres (660 Gallons) 850 x 2100 x 1880
5,000 Litres (1100 Gallons) 700 x 4000 x 1880
7,500 Litres (1650 Gallons) 1150 x 3100 x 2350
8,500 Litres (1870 Gallons) 1150 x 3400 x 2350

Round Water Tank Size & Capacity Guide

 

Approx Capacity  Diameter x Height (mm) 
2,000 Litres (440 Gallons) 1300 x 1560
3,000 Litres (660 Gallons) 1300 x 2350
5,000 Litres (1100 Gallons) 1900 x 1880
8,000 litres (1750 Gallons) 2300 x 1880
10,000 litres (2200 Gallons) 2900 x 1560
15,000 litres (3300 Gallons) 3500 x 1560
20,000 litres (4400 Gallons) 3300 x 2350 (1)
20,000 litres (4400 Gallons) 3700 x 1880 (2)
20,000 litres (4400 Gallons) 2900 x 3100 (3)
22,619 litres (5000 Gallons) 3500 x 2350
29,800 litres (6555 Gallons) 3500 x 3100
Colorbond Water Tanks Brisbane

Colorbond Water Tanks Brisbane

Colorbond Water Tanks offer great value for money for your Brisbane home. They are built in the classic corrugated finish and come in a range of colours that can be matched or contrasted to your existing colour scheme.

Colorbond Water Tanks Brisbane

Water Tanks Brisbane Delivery Fees

For all Brisbane & Surrounding Areas that are within 50km of our South Brisbane Factory our Delivery Fees are $180 for Standard & $220 for Oversized Loads. For distances further than 50km please refer to our latest service delivery fees below.

Water Tanks Brisbane – Climate Information

The Brisbane Climate is Perfect for Rainwater Harvesting

Source: Brisbane Average Weather Stats

Brisbane has a significant amount of rainfall. The majority falls during the summer months. January is the hottest month in Brisbane with an average temperature of 25.5°C (78°F) and the coldest is July at 15°C (59°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in January. The wettest month is February with an average of 130mm of rain.

Brisbane Average Rainfall

Water Tanks Brisbane Climate Chart

Brisbane gets an average of 1200 mm of rain per year, a home with a roof area of around 175 can potentially harvest over 210,000 Litres of rainwater every year.

Brisbane Average Temperatures

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Brisbane Bushfire Water Tank Requirements

Brisbane has many designated Bush Fire Prone Areas

Climate change experts are predicting an increase in the number and intensity of bushfires across Australia in the next few years. Access to stored water is vital in a bushfire prone area because the local water supply might get cut off.

Find out more about the range of factors to consider when setting up a water tank(s) in a bushfire prone area below:
Bushfire Water Tank Requirements

Brisbane Bush Fire Zones & Water Tanks

Steel Water Tank Price Lists

For a list of prices on our most popular Our Steel Water Tanks, Filtration Systems & Accessories.
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Water Tanks Brisbane – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need planning permission for a rainwater tank?

If you’re thinking of getting a water tank for your Brisbane home, the good news is: there’s generally no need to get planning approval. However, your tank may still need building approval, so it’s best to talk to your local Council about what approvals you might need. If you’re installing a water tank in a non-residential zone, have a chat with your local Council too, as there may be more specific requirements (especially if you’re in a bushfire overlay area and subject to the Bushfire Overlay Code).

Are rainwater tanks worth it?

Rain can be harvested from your roof for example, instead of flowing away from your property, via a pipe from the gutters for example into the top of the tank via an inlet strainer. If you approximate the cost of the tank as say $2500 and it is serviceable for over 30 years, then the cost is well less than $2.00 per week to provide water to your household, your stock, your crops or your lawn and/or garden.

What are the delivery costs?

Our Office Manager will discuss with you the cost of delivery. The delivery cost is primarily based on the distance from our factory south of Brisbane to your site. Other factors which may need to be taken into consideration for example, are the size of the load and the difficulty of access to your site.

How long does it take for the Tanks to Arrive?

It normally takes about three weeks to make your tank and have it ready for delivery.

In very busy periods however, it can sometimes take up to 7 or 8 weeks to have your tank ready for delivery. Please check with our Office Manager the likely delivery time for your tank, given the current work load at the time of order.

Why stainless steel?

There are many reasons you should consider buying a stainless steel water tank.

They include:

  • They come with a 30-year warranty for corrosion and so are cost-effective over time.
  • The minerals used in stainless steel are valuable and so can be recovered and recycled.
  • They are being designed into structures by builders and architects because they look good.
  • University research shows they hold their structural integrity during a bush fire.
  • Stainless steel keeps the water cool which helps reduce the growth of bacteria and algae.
  • Stainless steel does not leech impurities into the water which makes it hygienic to drink.
Do you connect the tanks up?

No. We suggest you get a local plumber to connect them up. That way you have a local expert to make them compliant to local conditions.

What other fittings are available?

There are a wide range of additional fittings we can provide. One example is we can install a bucket height tap on the side of your tank.

Are the tanks resistant to bush fires?

Yes. University research shows that both Stainless steel and Aquaplate/Colorbond tanks maintain their structural integrity during bushfires.

How do I work out the size of tank I need?

Normally we recommend that you get the largest size tank you can to suit your site. Round tanks can be made to much larger sizes whereas slimline tanks can be made specifically to fit neatly into a confined space.

Deciding a size can be influenced by a number of factors. These include:

  • The number of people living in a house if it is for domestic use
  • The catchment area of the roof
  • The annual rainfall

For more information visit our "Custom Shapes & Sizes Section"

Will you position the tank(s) on site?

Yes we can position your tank(s) on to a concrete slab, a crusher dust pad or a timber platform provided they are built correctly to fit the size of tank ordered.

We can provide one or two men if needed but you will need to provide additional staff if the tank is very large or it is a particularly difficult site to access.

If a crane is needed, we can liaise with the crane company.

How are tanks delivered?

Our usual delivery mode is on either a small truck, truck and trailer or 4WD ute and trailer. The round tanks are rolled off onto mattresses which protect the tanks, whereas the slimline tanks are carried or put onto small trolleys for manoeuvring and then depending on the site access being suitable, rolled or manoeuvred close to the prepared tank base.

A geofabric cloth is put down onto the prepared base, then the tank is stood onto its bottom on the prepared base. The tank can then be moved around to the correct positioning.

Depending on the size of the tank some onsite assistance will be required. It is best to discuss any site complications or delivery queries when ordering your tank.

Why Aquaplate / Colorbond?

Aquaplate/Colorbond tanks are slightly less expensive than ones made from stainless steel and they come in a range of colours to match or compliment existing structures or colour schemes. These tanks come with a 20-year warranty for corrosion and a 10 year manufacturers warranty. Research has shown, that they keep their structural integrity during a bush fire.

Do the tanks meet Council Overlay requirements?

Yes we can build the tanks to meet specific Council Overlay requirements.

What fittings come with the tank?

Three fittings come with your tank. You will be asked where on each tank you want them.

They are:

  • A 400mm inlet strainer with light guard which allows the water from your roof for example, into the tank, with protection from the sunlight and mosquitoes.
  • An overflow attachment which is a round plastic outlet which can be either 90 or 100mm in diameter and which come with mosquito proofing.
  • A 25mm outlet with a ball valve located at the bottom of your tank.
Can the tanks be made to be fire-fighting compliant?

Yes we can fit the tanks with the required fittings to make them firefighting compliant,  with a Storz fitting for NSW or the Camlock for Qld.

One particularly efficient tank we can build is where the normal outlet system is built a certain distance up the side of the tank so that you always have 10,000 litres in the bottom section of the tank in case of fires, while still using the water in the top of the tank for normal use.

Does Stainless Steel Cost More?

On average, round stainless steel tanks made from Premium grade 304 stainless steel are approximately $500 to $1000 more than the equivalent tanks made from Aquaplate/Colorbond.

For example, a 10,000 litre round tank made from stainless steel is approximately $2900 whereas a similar one made from Aquaplate/Colorbond is approximately $2200.

The price differential is slightly more for slimline tanks because of the inclusion of internal stainless-steel rods to strengthen the slimline shape of the tanks.

The price differential is also greater if Marine grade 316 stainless steel is used to construct the tanks.

For more information on pricing see our example price lists .

7 Brisbane Facts You Didn’t Know

  1. To the Indigenous land owners, Brisbane was known as the ‘place shaped like a spike’
  2. The Brisbane River was discovered accidentally
  3. John Oxley discovered the Brisbane CBD
  4. Brisbane CBD streets are named after British royalty
  5. Brisbane was the location where Lamingtons were accidentally created
  6. Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War 2
  7. For a capital city, Brisbane has a low population density
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More Than Just a Manufacturer of Steel Rainwater Tanks

Select Water Tanks custom make round & slimline water tanks that are longer lasting, better looking, healthier, & better for the environment. They can be made from either grade 304, marine grade 316 stainless steel or colorbond steel.


Tailored Solutions

We find the perfect solution for your rainwater harvesting system needs.

Quality Guaranteed

Highest quality Stainless steel water tanks backed by 30 years non corrosion warranty. Our Colorbond 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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If you need any help with Steel Water Tank Pricing, Custom Sizing, Delivery Charges or anything else
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