How to Choose the Right Water Tank Solution for Multi-Unit Residential Developments

For building contractors that oversee multi-unit residential developments, there’s a lot to consider. Planning permissions, public consultations, and back-and-forth with municipal authorities can all take up plenty of time before a proverbial spade ever penetrates the ground.

One important consideration for multi-unit residential development projects is water. Water management and drainage, runoff, treatment, storage, and provision of potable and/or non-potable water are all important considerations, moreso in NSW and elsewhere in Australia than most other countries due to droughts and environmental circumstances that are quite unique.

Droughts have been common in NSW and elsewhere in Australia since federation, but they have increased in frequency and severity in the centuries since, particularly with the Millennium Drought and the bushfires in 2019, both of which ought to be in vivid and living memory of most adults today.

How can you select the most suitable and efficient water tank solution for a multi-unit residential development project? Below are a few tips:

Determine Water Requirements

Before choosing your tank, it is first essential to determine the estimated usage of the development. For potable water, this could include calculating the total estimated water consumption by number of units, average potable water consumption, as well as periods of peak usage, for example.

For non-potable water, this may require calculating consumption for activities such as watering the lawn or minimum pressure and storage requirements for emergency situations. You may also need to include a safety factor to account for peak periods of consumption or simply to have sufficient water at virtually all times.

These tasks are often carried out by municipal engineers and it may be worthwhile consulting with engineers as well as contacting a storage tank specialist to more accurately estimate the water requirements for your specific project.

Take Space Constraints into Consideration

Once you have determined your water storage requirements, you can begin to consider the size of your water tank storage solution. Depending on your needs, you may require a relatively small water tank or you may require a very large one, and the size and shape of the storage tank will certainly affect where it can be placed.

Select the Water Tank Design and Material Most Suitable for Your Needs

After calculating your water requirements and the consequent size of water tank solution needed for your development project, you must then consider what type of design and style you want to implement.

Tank Vision has round and panel tanks available in rectangular, stepped, or square shapes as well as tanks made of our durable Tank-Tough materials.

The details of your design can be fine-tuned, as well as distribution methods and connections, with a qualified water storage tank specialist such as Tank Vision.

Consult with a Storage Tank Specialist in NSW

The most effective way to implement a hydrant tank, sprinkler tank, rainwater tank, potable water tank, mechanical tank, or just about any other application of water tank for your multi-unit development project is to contact the friendly team of experts at Tank Vision.

Our professionals can help you and any relevant stakeholders in your project develop a water storage solution that satisfies any relevant regulatory requirements, meets the needs of tenants and residents, and is built to last for many years to come.

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