How to Fix Your Water Tank

Water tanks play a crucial role in harvesting and storing rainwater for various purposes, from household use to agricultural irrigation. In this post, we’ll delve into what a water tank is, the benefits of having one, popular Australian brands and sizes, common issues people encounter with water tanks and how AllAbout Pumps and Pipes can help fix them.

Old water tank in the Australian outback. Source: Harry Cunningham.

Understanding Water Tanks

A water tank is a container designed to collect and store rainwater or water from other sources, such as wells or boreholes. These tanks come in various shapes, sizes and materials, including polyethylene, steel and concrete. They are used to supplement mains water supply, reduce reliance on external water sources and conserve water during periods of drought.

The Benefits and Types

  • Water Conservation: Harvesting rainwater reduces the demand on mains water supply, conserving precious resources and lowering water bills.
  • Self-Sufficiency: With a water tank, you have a reliable source of water for various purposes, including gardening, livestock and emergency use.
  • Environmental Impact: Using rainwater for irrigation and other non-potable purposes reduces runoff and pollution, benefiting the environment.
  • Water Quality: Rainwater is naturally soft and free from chemicals, making it ideal for watering plants and washing clothes.

What’s Popular?

Some of the popular brands of water tanks in Australia include Bushman Tanks, Pioneer Water Tanks and Kingspan Water Tanks. These brands offer a wide range of sizes to suit different needs, from small residential tanks to large-scale commercial systems.

Bushmans Poly Water Tanks. Source:

Common sizes of Water Tanks

  • Slimline Tanks: These tanks are tall and narrow, making them suitable for tight spaces or along the side of a building.
  • Round Tanks: Available in various diameters and heights, round tanks offer versatility and can hold large volumes of water.
  • Underground Tanks: Buried beneath the ground, these tanks are ideal for properties with limited space or aesthetic considerations.

Common Issues with Water Tanks

  • Leaks or Cracks: Over time, tanks may develop leaks or cracks due to age, wear and tear, or improper installation.
  • Blockages: Debris, sediment, or algae can accumulate in the tank, causing blockages in the inlet, outlet, or overflow pipes.
  • Pump Malfunctions: Issues with the pump, such as loss of pressure or failure to prime, can affect the tank’s performance.
  • Overflow Problems: Inadequate overflow systems or clogged overflow pipes can lead to water overflow and potential water damage.

If you encounter any issues with your water tank, it’s essential to seek professional assistance. At AllAbout Pumps and Pipes, we specialise in repairing and maintaining water tanks of all types and sizes. Our team of experienced plumbers can diagnose and fix issues promptly, ensuring your tank operates efficiently.

We supply a wide range of replacement parts for water tanks, including:

  • Tank Fittings: Inlet and outlet fittings, valves and connectors.
  • Pump Components: Impellers, seals and pressure switches.
  • Overflow Accessories: Screens, strainers and gutter guards.

If a replacement tank is needed, we offer top brands known for their durability and reliability. Our service extends to areas such as Tallebudgera, Tallai, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Burleigh, Northern NSW, Ormeau and neighbouring suburbs. With our convenient call-out service, we can come to your property to assess and fix any issues with your water tank, ensuring you have a reliable source of water for years to come.

In conclusion, maintaining a functional water tank is essential for water conservation and self-sufficiency. If you encounter any issues with your tank, don’t hesitate to contact AllAbout Pumps and Pipes for professional assistance. With our expertise and top-quality products, we’ll ensure your water tank is in optimal condition, providing you with peace of mind and uninterrupted access to clean water.

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