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Tanks to Store Drinking Water for Emergencies

Emergency drinking water storage tanks are used in various areas to store and contain water. Many options are available for this tank style, but a favorite it the collapsible tank. Learn more in this customer Q & A.


I'm looking for a good solution to store emergency drinking water for my family during emergencies. I'd like to store about 100 gallons, but several small containers would be okay or even preferable.

They will be in my garage and so I'd like something that is pretty durable/kid proof but I've heard that drums aren't a good solution due to potential for bacteria. I guess something cheap, durable and lightweight would be best. I had originally thought plastic barrels, but don't know if they are "water grade" or not.

Answer: Thank you for contacting us! Portable Tanks, a division of GEI Works has a couple of different storage options that could work as emergency drinking water storage for your location. Depending on your exact sizing or other requirements, you could consider using flexible materials or a polyethylene material for this type of storage.

Collapsible Tanks

collapsible tankCollapsible tanks are a favorite for all types of water storage or collection, including emergency drinking water storage. These tank fabrics are light in weight, extremely durable, and can be built to almost any capacity required by your location. These tanks have standard capacities anywhere from 25 to 210,000 gallons.

Plastic Tanks

While collapsible tanks are often extremely durable and robust, they can feature a slightly elongated or wide surface area. If you are looking for something a little more rigid than these tanks, or if you are looking for something that will cover a smaller surface area, plastic tanks might be the best option.

plastic water tanksDrinking Water Plastic Tanks are available in a wide range of sizes, styles and designs to meet different storage requirements. Please feel free to check out our variety of plastic tanks on the link above, or in our Water Tank Webstore.

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