Above Ground Water & Waste Storage Tanks

Vertical above ground waste tank with fittings and options

Equally at home either as a WRAS-approved potable water tank or as a waste receiver, if you need additional liquid storage then these Above Ground (Vertical) Storage Tanks are the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. They come in wall thicknesses to take liquids up to a specific gravity of 1 (water) and 1.5 (slurry).

With capacities from 2,500 litres to 30,000 litres and the ability to link tanks together, you can easily create exactly the storage volumes you require. Applications will include emergency back-up drinking water supply through to temporary water supply at festivals and/or the storage of toilet effluent until it can be disposed of at the treatment works.

A range of drainage options is available: from 2" to 4" ball valves and typically using threaded BSP fittings with camlock or Bauer connectors.

Contact Us to enquire about Above Ground Waste Storage Tanks.

TECHNICAL DATA

Volume
(litres)
Volume
(gallons)
Height
(mm)
Diameter
(mm)
Weight
(KGs)
Lifting
Points
Lid Size
(mm)
WRAS
Approved
Typical
Outlet
2,500
511
1,800
1,400
60 (80*)
4
455
Yes
2"
5,000
1,101
2,300
1,900
120 (180*)
4
620
Yes
2"
10,000
2,203
2,500
2,400
260 (300*)
4
620
Yes
2"
15,000
3,304
3,550
2,400
320 (480*)
4
620
Yes
2"
20,000
4,405
3,600
2,850
430 (645*)
4
620
Yes
2"
25,000
5,507
4,650
2,700
530 (795*)
4
620
Yes
2"
30,000
6,608
3,650
3,450
600 (900*)
4
620
Yes
2"
  • * Asterisked items in the Weight Column denote heavier gauge material required for tanks containing liquids up to 1.5 SG e.g. slurry, toilet waste
  • Please note: tank sizes quoted are subject to a +/-3% variation as they expand and contract relative to temperature
  • We reserve the right to amend the technical specification to improve the product without prior notification.

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Technical Advantages

  • Built in lifting points
  • Flat base for stability
  • Self-supporting roofs for added strength
  • 620mm vented lid

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

  • Bulk waste storage (e.g. flushed toilet waste, recirculating flush portable toilet waste)
  • Bulk water storage
  • Back-up emergency drink water supply
  • Food industry
  • Temporary water supply for events and festivals
  • Civil engineering applications with mains water
  • Suitable for a wide range of liquid chemicals

Upgrade Kits

  • Simple tank to tank linking kits with 1m linking hose (no isolating drain valve)
  • Tank to tank linking kits with 1m linking hose and isolating drain valve
  • Filling options
  • WRAS-approved inlet fittings (typically mounted at top of tank)
  • Draining kits c/w bulkhead fittings, drain valves and connectors in a range of types (e.g. BSP camlock or Bauer) and sizes
  • Heat welded flanges / fittings (requires slurry tank)
  • Sight glass options
  • Mushroom vents when filling/evacuating > 500 litres per minute
  • Bolt down feet for added security, especially on exposed sites
  • Rainwater harvesting kits
  • Bunded tanks for spill protection
  • Tank insulation - 13mm & 25mm

Warnings

  • Fresh water has a specific gravity (SG) close to 1. This means that 1 litre of water will effectively weigh 1 KG.
  • Our potable and non-potable tanks are therefore rated at SG1.
  • Toilet waste contains faecal matter and toilet paper/tissue, which increase the specific gravity of the liquid.
  • Waste from toilet cisterns (4-6 litre flush) will have a lower SG than waste from recirculating systems, which use less water.
  • This waste is variously known as black water / sewage / toilet sewage / slurry etc.
  • Tanks for slurry are termed as "industrial" and are 150% of the weight of standard non-potable and potable water tanks (see weight chart above)
  • If you are handling / managing toilet waste, we recommend you opt for our "Slurry" tanks - same volume, thicker walls and increased weight.
  • Industrial / slurry tanks are made with increased wall thickness catering for specific gravities of contents up to 1.5
  • Any tank with heat-welded flanges / fittings will require a slurry/industrial tank
  • Consider bunded tanks to avoid spillages
  • DELIVERY IMPLICATIONS OF LARGE TANKS
  • Delivery on a 44 foot articulated lorry
  • It is the customer’s responsibilty to offload
  • A HIAB truck may be required
  • Delivery is kerbside only - the delivery driver is not indemnified to install the product
  • Only lift or move when empty
  • PLEASE CONSULT OUR LITERATURE ON CORRECT INSTALLATION OF TANKS:
    PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE BASE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE TANK WHEN FULL - WE RECOMMEND A CONCRETE BASE
  • Tank base should be a minimum of (600mm) (24") larger than the diameter of the tank and should have a minimum depth of:
    > 102mm (4") for tanks up to 2,500 litres
    > 152mm (6") for tanks 4,000 litres to 10,000 litres
    > 204mm (8") for tanks over 10,000 litres

PHOTO GALLERY

Vertical Waste and Water Tank. Easy to linkDraining option: tanks are typically drained, emptied or connected to pumps from fittings at the base. Available with a range of connector types, valves and sizes. Filling option: "up and over" pipework to safely fill tanks from the top. Pipework is secured to side of tank and typically terminates 4' / 120cms above ground for ease of connection.Venting option: it is best practice and extends tank life by ensuring tanks are vented to equalise pressures, especially during rapid emptying or filling.Linking option: tanks can be linked to increase capacity or for site-specific requirements. e.g. accept larger water deliveries or extend period between waste removal.Site glass option: external clear tube "cat and mouse" gauge shows the level of liquid inside tank using a ball and float system for easy monitoring.Anchoring option: bolt down feet anchor tank(s) to a solid base to prevent movement. e.g. on exposed sites.Rainwater harvesting option: safely capture rainwater from roofs with a range of three different filters, depending on roof area.Bunded option: a tank within a tank. For main tanks up to 10,000 litres, a larger external tank will catch any leaks and prevent an environmental spill.Insulating option: durable external foam finish in 13mm or 25mm thickness. Depiction of typica tank sizesBilkhead fittings for plastic tanksExpansion joints for bunded tank connectionsWelded tank flanges PN16Ball valves for emptying waste tanksLinking pipework and ball valves between large vertical tanksMushroom vents for pressure equalisation in large tanksBolt down feet for security on exposed sites
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