Raven Tanks: Exploring Water Storage Solutions – Types of Tanks and Towers

Water storage is a crucial component for communities, and the choice of tanks and towers plays a pivotal role in ensuring a reliable water supply. Different shapes, sizes, and materials cater to diverse needs. Let’s delve into the types of tanks and towers frequently used as water storage containers. 


  1. Fiberglass Tanks:
  • Made of lightweight, corrosion-resistant composite material. 
  • Ideal for areas with critical water quality requirements. 
  • Easy to install and maintain, gaining popularity in many communities. 


  1. Concrete Tanks:
  • Durable, long-lasting, and resistant to environmental elements. 
  • Customizable in size and shape to fit community needs. 
  • Requires significant installation effort due to weight. 


  1. Pillow Tanks:
  • Portable, flexible, and collapsible water storage solution. 
  • Constructed from high-strength PVC material. 
  • Suitable for emergencies or temporary water storage. 


  1. Stainless Steel Tanks:
  • Known for durability, strength, and corrosion resistance. 
  • Commonly used in areas with poor water quality or harsh environments. 
  • Customizable to meet specific community needs. 


  1. Bolted Steel Tanks:
  • Popular for strength, durability, and versatility. 
  • Panels bolted together to create tanks of any size or shape. 
  • Easy to install and maintain, providing a cost-effective solution. 


  1. Corrugated or Galvanized Steel Tanks:
  • Feature galvanized corrugated steel panels to prevent rust. 
  • Durable, long-lasting, and easy to install. 
  • A popular choice for water storage. 


  1. Polyethylene Tanks:
  • Lightweight and durable water storage solution. 
  • Resistant to corrosion, rust, and UV rays. 
  • Easy to install, maintain, and customizable to community needs. 


  1. Standpipe:
  • Tall, vertical pipes used to store water. 
  • Ideal for areas with low water pressure or limited supply. 
  • Capable of holding large volumes and easy to install. 


  1. Composite Elevated Tanks:
  • Tall towers made of lightweight, corrosion-resistant composite materials. 
  • Suitable for areas with limited water supply. 
  • Can store significant volumes of water. 


  1. Sphere or Spheroid Tanks:
  • Large, round tanks made of steel or concrete. 
  • Ideal for areas with limited water supply or poor water quality. 
  • Capable of holding substantial water volumes. 



  • Tanks and towers, ranging from fibreglass to concrete, pillow to stainless steel, offer diverse water storage solutions. 
  • The choice depends on specific community needs, considering factors such as size, shape, and material. 
  • Whether it’s a composite elevated tank or a polyethylene tank, Raven Tanks provides water storage solutions tailored to every community. 


Are you in need of tank repairs, liners, or waterproofing for your above-ground tanks? Turn to Raven Tanks! We specialize in bolted square and round panel tanks, offering design, installation, repairs, and maintenance services across Australia and the Pacific. Contact Raven Tanks today for reliable and efficient tank services. 

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1800 770 899  


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