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Constructing a Cistern Tank

When checking out the collapsible cistern tank, customers have many questions regarding how these tanks can be built and sized. Learn about sizing and construction options for these tanks.

Question:

Is it possible to build a cistern water tank for rain collection with a capacity of 60,000 gallons without a Cistern Liner?

Answer:

rainwater collapsible tankGreetings to you in the Philippines! Thanks for contacting Portable Tanks, a division of GEI Works. I'd be happy to discuss your Rainwater Cistern Tank needs.

It is possible to use one of our Pillow Tanks as a cistern for rainwater collection. These tanks are designed with fabrics that allow them to store anywhere from 25 to 210,000 gallons. This means that it is definitely possible that a flexible water tank with a capacity of 60,000 gallons could be built in your location.

When viewing any one of our collapsible tank pages, you will see a table at the bottom of the page that lists several sizing examples for these collapsible units. This chart is designed as a guide to help you find the example you need. When looking at the chart you will see that sizes listed here include a 50,000 gallon tank and a 70,000 gallon tank. This can help to give you a general idea of sizing for a collapsible tank.

  • 50,000 gallon tanks approx. size: 42' x 43' x 4'
  • 70,000 gallon tanks approx. size: 48' x 42' x 4'

In terms of construction, a collapsible tank will typically feature both an outer and inner material. Regardless of what liquid you are trying to store, the inner material used on the tank is chosen to comply with your specific liquid. For instance, if you are storing drinking water, fabrics will be FDA and NSF 61 approved. Similarly, if you are needing to store fuel, fabrics will be rated to handle this type of material.

Additional Cistern Tank Considerations

If you are planning on using a collapsible tank as a rainwater collection unit, one thing you will want to consider is the amount of available space you have. Due to their low profile, collapsible tanks can be quite large. Depending on where you are looking to store this tank, different dimensions may be better equipped than others at fitting your designated amount of available space.

Please let us know if you have any space restrictions or requirements so we can address these specifications and options.

For pricing information, please feel free to Request a Price Quote. Don't hesitate to contact our tech team for further questions at +1-772-646-0597.