You have many options for storing rainwater. The rainwater tanks are manufactured in either fiberglass, galvanized or concrete polyethylene. Most of these tanks are manufactured under different factory conditions and transported as complete units. However, the sizes might vary depending on the manufacturer’s specifications or what clients want. Below are some of the rainwater types:

Polyethylene tanks

These are also known as poly tanks and come in different colors and sizes. A good thing about them is that they are suitable for both below and above ground use. Poly tanks are UV resistant, long lasting and cost less. They are lightweight and easy to transport, and you can purchase them as complete units or as parts to assemble yourself.

Metal tanks

Due to their lightweight nature, metal tanks are easy to transport and are also suitable for above and below ground use. You can have them custom made and they come as straight rolled or corrugated. Metal tanks are made from a variety of metals such as galvanized steel, aquaplate, copper and zincalume.


They are made on site and are long lasting too. Concrete water tanks can be built below or above the ground and can hold up to 10 000 litres of water. Since light cannot penetrate, concrete water tanks are great for preventing algal growth and keeping water cool.

Fiberglass tanks

These rainwater tanks are resistant to chemical corrosion and rust and are suitable for both stand and ground installations. They are easy to transport and come in a range of sizes and colors. Their configuration is great because they can stand extreme temperatures. You should note that since they come with some sophisticated properties, fiberglass water tanks can be more expensive than the other types.

It is prudent to invest in rainwater tanks so that you fight the problem of water shortage. We need to battle out the problem of draught by preventing rainwater from going to waste.