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Australian map made of steel Trying to compare rainwater tanks on the market and work out price differences??? Our Australian Aquaplate steel is produced to Australian potable water standards. Some imported steel does not meet standards. Our galvanised steel is Z600, specifically manufactured in Australia for rainwater tanks. Cheaper Z450 galvanised steel is not intended for rainwater tanks. Not all steel tanks are equal in quality.

Disasters

Bush Fire Disasters

These images were taken after the bushfire which ravaged the Willunga Hills, South Australia in early 2008. They demonstrate the impact that a bushfire will have on different types of rainwater tanks.

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Poly tanks are not suitable as fire protection tanks and polyethylene plastic is not fire retardant. It will melt in a bushfire.

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Steel and concrete tanks are ideal as fire protection tanks as they are able to withstand the fire.

Why You Should Secure Your Tanks When It's Empty

These images show what can, and will, happen to an empty tank. This is the reason why we always recommend that empty/unused tanks are tied down securely or left with enough water inside. Our advice is free! Three weeks after we delivered this tank, it was blown by the wind down a hill, through a fence and came to rest  in a tree. It was un-repairable! 

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Another tank that was not tied down and blew around a paddock

Another tank that was not tied down and blew around the paddock

Hint: DO NOT Drive Your Car Into Your Tank

This is what happens to an Aquamate (squatters) tank when you reverse a vehicle into it! We do not recommend you try this at home!  Fortunately, this was repairable.

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Repairs Gone Wrong

The original split on the right hand side was repaired, however this repair compromised the integrity of the tank and a second split occured.

Tank Repair Gone Wrong