3 Reasons to Install an Underground Concrete Fire-Fighting Water Tank

While many people use water tanks to store water for use in their homes or on farms, some people also install a tank to store water in case they have a fire. These tanks hold water until you need it. You access their contents if you have a fire and need an emergency, additional or stronger water source.

While you can use various types of tanks for fire-fighting purposes, many people install underground concrete tanks here. When is this a good idea?

1. You Need to Comply With State Laws

If you live in a bushfire area, then your state might mandate that you have an additional water source on your property for fire-fighting purposes. This is especially important if you live in a more remote area with limited access to water.

While your state might not mandate retrofitting a tank, it might require you to install one if you apply to make changes to your property or land. For example, you might have to use a water storage solution when you plan a home renovation or when you add buildings to a farm.

Here, you'll have to agree to install a tank if you want to get planning permission. Your state might also have rules on the types and sizes of tanks you use.

2. You Want Instant Access to Fire-Fighting Water

If you live in a bushfire area, then you know that a fire can destroy your home and property extremely quickly. If your fire service can't get to you fast or if you have a problem with your water supply, then you could lose everything. The fire could also then continue on its path of devastation in the area.

If you have an underground water tank, then you have a guaranteed water supply that you can access instantly. You can start to fight the fire while you wait for help. Your firefighters also have a guaranteed water supply when they arrive. You stand a better chance of protecting your property and reducing the spread of fire in your neighbourhood.

3. You Want a Trouble-Free Solution

While you want the protection a fire-fighting tank gives you, you want a quick and easy solution. You don't want to have to do a lot of work on your tank. You might not want an above-ground container that you can see all the time.

Underground concrete tanks are an ideal solution. Once the tank is installed, you can forget about it. Its protected location and strong construction mean that it should last for years with minimal maintenance. You won't see the tank, and it won't take up valuable space on your property.

To get advice on the best fire-fighting products for your property, contact concrete water tank companies. 

For more info about water tank installation, contact a local company.