Water Tanks

Whether you’re looking for a water tank for agricultural, industrial or domestic applications, you can rest assured that we have just the solution for you. Ranging in sizes and uses we can advise you on the best tank for your needs.

Water Tank FAQs

What are water tanks used for?

A water tank is used to provide storage of water for use in various applications – be it domestic, industrial or agricultural.

Here at Cotterill Civils, we are proud to supply water tanks in an assortment of sizes and find that our customers use them for:

  • Crop growth
  • Drinking water
  • Emergencies
  • Flushing toilets
  • Food/brewing
  • OEM manufacturing
  • Rainwater harvesting

A perhaps more surprising use of water storage tanks is that they can store pesticides and fertilisers and – thanks to their strong and sturdy design – they come in handy for livestock irrigation.

To find out more about what water tanks are used for, and whether you could benefit from the tanks we stock, give us a call on 0121 351 3230.

Which water storage tank is best?

Water tanks are often used for potable water, irrigation, agriculture, fire suppression and farming and come in almost any shape and size – not to mention a variety of materials to suit different applications.

The question is, which is right for you?

First and foremost, you need to think about what you’ll be storing inside the tank (e.g. rainwater, drinking water, acids and chemicals, etc.) and where the tank will be located so you can determine its size and shape.

Once you’ve figured out which size and shape you need, you’ll then need to choose a tank material. Here at Cotterill Civils, we supply galvanised steel water tanks and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic tanks.

Our plastic tanks are relatively immune to damage from salty water and, because they have the ability to spring back into shape, they can take light impacts. However, it’s worth noting that heavy impacts or impacts from sharp objects could crack or puncture the plastic.

Though they typically cost more, the galvanised steel tanks are a more durable alternative and have a long lifespan.

For more information about our water tanks, and for expert advice on choosing the best one for your needs, feel free to get in touch today.

How often do water tanks need to be cleaned?

The simple answer is it depends on what your water tank is used for.

Ideally, water tanks that store drinking water should be drained and cleaned at least once a year. And it’s recommended that they are inspected for bacteria every six months.

Rainwater tanks, on the other hand, should be cleaned and disinfected every 1-2 years. Though the guidelines for these water tanks are less strict than potable tanks, bacteriological sampling is required every six months to prevent the growth of bacteria, such as E-coli.

With that said, to ensure that your tank remains clean and fresh, we’d always recommend that it undergoes a rigorous clean twice a year, if possible.

How much do water tanks cost?

Several factors determine the cost of water tanks, including the size of the tank and the material it is made from.

As you’d expect, the smaller the tank is, the cheaper it will cost. However, plastic tanks are lighter than galvanised steel tanks and are more affordable to manufacture.

At Cotterill Civils, we provide both galvanised steel and plastic water tanks in all sizes – starting from 5,000 litres and ranging right the way up to 30,000 litres. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most competitive prices around and are confident that you’ll be hard-pushed to find better quality water tanks for less anywhere else.

For a better idea of how much our water storage tanks cost and the options we provide, click on the different category pages. And if you have any questions, you’re welcome to call us on 0121 351 3230.

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Our range of water tanks

We provide a range of products to suit the requirements of an array of customers, so if you require a tank to store chemicals safely or to store fertilisers until you need them, consider one of the tanks that we supply within our extensive range of products below.

Our tanks can also be used as a temporary storage solution for drinking water, also known as potable water tanks. The cold water storage tanks are available in a range of sizes but the tanks that can hold 5,000 litres, 10,000 litres, 15,000 litres and 30,000 litres tend to be the most popular.





Selection of water tanks

Here at Cotterill Civils, we supply the water tanks in several variations. Decide whether you need an HDPE plastic water tank or a galvanised steel water tank, this will allow you to choose tanks that will suit your application and ensure that you receive the best value for your money.

The portable water tanks that we supply are ideal for storing drinking water whereas our non-portable tanks are suited more to the requirements of agricultural and commercial applications.

Within the range of water tanks that we have available, you can expect to find the horizontal, bunded and static tanks, along with vertical and cone tanks, not forgetting the sprayers for agriculture.

Our water tanks are supplied in various sizes, ranging from 150 litres to 30,000 litres and are available in black only.

Applications of water tanks

If you’re wondering what our water tanks can be used for, you’re in capable hands with Cotterill Civils. The water tanks that we supply are ideal for storing immense volumes of water, hence why they are often used for rainwater harvesting and firefighting.

For such applications, the water tanks can collect and store water to provide a readily available source of water for emergency relief.

Water tanks also come in useful for storing pesticides. Choosing one of our water tanks will allow you to drain and store chemicals with confidence. You could also use one of the water tanks that we supply for livestock irrigation because they offer added strength and stability, making it easier for you to keep your livestock healthy.



Safety of water tanks

Any of the water tanks that we supply at Cotterill Civils are WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, providing you with the peace of mind that they are safe to use. Made from food-grade polyethylene, they incorporate durable, tough properties that protects them from bacterial growth.

What’s more; our water tanks are easy to keep clean and can withstand wear and tear, preventing rust and corrosion.

Benefits of water tanks

When it comes to investing in water tanks, we can help you to save money by collecting rainwater reliably. Any of the tanks that we supply at Cotterill Civils are priced competitively to provide you with an affordable solution for storing water and chemicals.

Water tanks are designed to collect surface run-off, essentially preventing the risk of floods and making sure that you have access to water in the event of a water deficit.

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