Water is a necessity for life. Water storage is the process of collecting, storing, and distributing water.
The need for water storage arises when the amount of water we use exceeds the amount of water that flows into the reservoir, or when the quality of available water is poor.
There are many ways to store water including: tanks, lakes, rivers, ponds and wells. Tanks are typically made from metal or plastic containers that can be buried underground or placed above ground on a concrete pad. Lakes and rivers are natural sources of drinking water that can be accessed through wells. Ponds are also natural sources of drinking water but they may contain pollutants like algae or bacteria which must be filtered before it is consumed by humans.
Water is one of the most important resources for human survival. The United Nations (UN) has estimated that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in areas with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world’s population will be living under water-stressed conditions.
Plastic water tanks
Water is also essential for human life, as it is hard to cook, wash, or even manufacture anything without it. It is critical to save water for usage in a new home. Even if you are fortunate enough to have a borehole installed in your home, having a continual supply of water through multiple routes is an added benefit. Water storage tanks would not only assist in conserving water, but they would also make it easier and more efficient to distribute water to various regions of the house.
Hard plastic water tanks can store many litres of water for extended periods of time. If you must purchase plastic water storage tanks, make sure to get the originals, which are more robust and less likely to leak or fracture. Always do a market investigation into the pricing of the size, capacity, and brand of tank you intend to put in your home before you buy it.
Water storage tanks come in a variety of sizes, forms, and kinds. Because of its volume and low cost, the plastic water storage tank is the most commonly used tank in the country.
Although there are pricing differences, particularly when it comes to market location and buying time. In addition, the size and capacity of these water storage tanks have a considerable impact on the price and how much they sell for. You wouldn’t expect a plastic water storage tank with a capacity of 2000 litres to be the same as one with a capacity of 1000 litres.
The current costs of water storage tanks in Nigeria, as well as the sizes of these tanks currently available on the market, are shown in the table below.
Cost of water storage tanks in Nigeria (GEEPEE AND STOREX)
- 500 litres water storage tank ₦25, 000 – ₦27, 000
- 750 litres water storage tank ₦32, 000 – ₦35, 000
- 1000 litres water storage tank ₦40, 000 – ₦45, 000
- 1200 litres water storage tank ₦45, 000 – ₦50, 000
- 1500 litres water storage tank ₦50, 000 – ₦60, 000
- 2000 litres water storage tank ₦65, 000 – ₦72, 000
- 2500 litres water storage tank ₦75, 000 – ₦80, 000
We guarantee that the prices shown above are accurate since we obtained them from reputable storage tank sellers around the country. We know that costs change in the Nigerian market, so it’s best to double-check before purchasing any of these plastic tanks.
Before buying a water storage tank, do these things:
Water is a fundamental component of living, and having a source or storage of it is both necessary and cost-effective. Even if you drill a borehole or utilize a public tap in your complex, having these plastic tanks put in your home or place of business is a good idea.
If you live in a three-bedroom apartment, I typically recommend getting a water storage tank with a capacity of 2000 litres because it is both affordable and large enough to meet all of your water demands. While there are many different brands, styles, and sizes of water storage tanks on the market today, “GEEPEE” and “STOREX” tanks are the most reliable.
What to think about when buying a water storage tank
1. Storage space
The tank’s capacity is the most significant feature of the water storage system. It is entirely dependent on the number of people who use water for all of their daily requirements, including drinking, cooking, cleaning, and washing. According to standards, 135 liters of water per person per day is necessary for everyday consumption.
As a result, a family of four needs 650 liters of water each day.
A simple water tank will serve a family of four. For large households, large plastic water tanks are always advised.
The durability of a water tank is vital since it must be solid and powerful to endure temperature variations, climatic changes, and animal encroachment.
The tank should be made of a specified linear polyethylene with a certain density that assures adequate strength and can endure threats such as temperature fluctuations or other environmental effects while also avoiding leaks. The water tank’s lid is also crucial in keeping dust and other contaminants from polluting the water.
If you store drinking water in a tank, it should be free of toxins and made of high-quality food-grade plastic or BPA-free tanks that don’t have chemical reactions and are antibacterial.
Water tanks come in a variety of sizes and forms, including square, cylindrical, rectangular, and spherical, so choose one that is the most convenient to store.
You are free to choose whatever tank you like, but it is recommended that you select one that will fit into the given area where it will be placed.
To save space, tanks in the shapes of rectangles and squares can be tucked into corners. Larger regions are better served by cylindrical tanks.
Water pressure is affected by tank location, which can therefore impact water supply. Overhead tanks are used to meet daily water requirements.
Underground tanks and tanks located at ground level, on the other hand, provide emergency water storage in the event of a water shortage.
In water storage systems, color plays a vital role in avoiding algae growth. Sunlight may penetrate light-colored plastic water tanks, allowing algae to bloom.
Most people like dark-colored water tanks because they prevent algae and other bacteria from developing by blocking sunlight.
A dark-coloured tank is advised because Nigeria is in the tropical zone.
7. Brand Reputation
When purchasing a water tank, the brand is the most crucial consideration since “brand” signifies “reliability.” To make sure you get the best tank possible, buy one from a well-known brand that has been approved by the government to make tanks and has government certifications.
The most reputable brands in Nigeria are the Geepee tank and Storex.
Material layers are a crucial consideration when it comes to storing drinking water. There are double-layer and triple-layer water tanks on the market, and in certain situations, there are more than three-layer tanks. UV rays are prevented from reaching the tanks because of their many layers. The number of layers might assist you in selecting the appropriate water tank for your property.
Where to buy water storage tanks in Nigeria
Plastic water storage tanks can be purchased directly from the manufacturers or through retail distributors around the country. While there are numerous places that sell them, you must be cautious not to deal with con artists or purchase imitation tanks that may leak or shatter quickly.
You can also check classified ads sites like jiji to get a feel of the price before you head to the market.
Water storage tanks may also be purchased online from reputable e-commerce sites such as Jumia and Konga. On these sites, you may find merchants that can conveniently transport the tank to your door. Check to see if the package you purchased is the correct type and size you requested.
- John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.
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