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Determining the Best Cistern Tank Size

Large Capacity Cistern Tank for Water Storage

rainwater collapsible tank

Question: Can you give me more information on cistern tanks? I'm not sure what size I should have. Specifically, I am interested to know what size cistern tank I will need for a seven story building. Every floor has a toilet and the size of toilet is 3.5 x 6.0 m.

Answer: For our collapsible cistern tank, there are several different sizes and options you could consider. In general, these pillow tanks can be made in almost any size ranging from 1 to 210,000 gallons. When used for cistern water, most fabrics used for the tanks will be FDA and NSF 61 approved.

Questions about water cistern tanks? We can help! Call our sales team at +1-863-261-8388 or request a quote to discuss your project.

Water Cistern Tank Size and Water Consumption

In order to determine how big a cistern you may need, you will need to determine how many gallons all the equipment and devices in your seven story building are using. The size of the toilets will not necessarily be as important as knowing how much water is being flushed down them.

In addition to thinking about toilets, you may also want to consider other sources of water that are being used within the building. These may include sinks, showers, hoses, and sprinklers.

One helpful tool we offer to customers looking to determine the amount of water they need to use is the Water Consumption Calculator. This calculator includes several different features to help walk you through how much water you may be using. Features commonly found on the calculator include:

  • Average Number of Daily Flushes Per Person
  • Number of People in the Building
  • Approximate Amount of Gallons per Flush

Water Cistern Tank Storage Capacities

Once you determine how much water your building may be using on a daily basis, you can then work towards determining how much water you may need to store in your water cistern.

If you are planning to use this cistern purely as a rainwater collection unit, you may want to also consider your rainfall amounts as well as the amount of space you have available in your location. To view all information on these tanks including sizing, please view the Cistern Tank Size Page and Cistern Water Tanks page for more information on all cistern water tanks.

Questions about choosing a water cistern tank? We can help! Call our sales team at +1-863-261-8388 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.