Water is the second most important resource for all life both animals and plants in the world after the air. Water is essential for the survival of all life and it is estimated a human or animal would only survive for 3 days without water unlike 21 days without food. It is thus crucial that we have safe water on demand. With erratic rainfall patterns and falling river levels, it is important that we store water when it rains for use when the dry season is upon us. The problem is even worse in urban areas with the unreliable piped water supply by the authorities. In urban areas, we have no rivers where we can get safe water for use. If you have a borehole you cannot be pumping water every time you need to use.
For this reason you need to have a water storage tank to enable you have water on demand.
Advantages of plastic water tanks
Plastic water tanks is the most popular water storage method in the country as it has the following advantages compared to other storage methods.
- Cheaper than steel tanks
- Low maintenance cost as it only requires regular cleaning
- Light thus easy to move and install.
- Easy workability and installation of pipes.
- Lockable lids so water won’t be contaminated.
- Hygienic as they are made with food grade material.
Factors when picking a 5,000 liter plastic water tank.
Brands are produce by different companies and no two brands will have the same quality. However all tanks/storage solutions sold in Kenya are compliant with the minimum requirements set by the authorities in the country. Older brand names have built a name that signifies quality and trustworthiness and most people opt for well-known names. However, due to technological advancements, new brands are just as good as the tanks from traditional brands.
Whichever option is picked you should consider the available space on which the storage medium will occupy. This will either be rectangular loft/roof tanks, cylindrical tank or underground tank.
The price of plastic water tanks in Kenya is sourced from trusted brands and hardware in major towns in the country and may vary a little depending on your location in the country.
|Jumbo 5,000 litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 31,800|
|Top Tank 5,000 litre plastic water tank (Light Duty)||Ksh. 32,450|
|Kentank 5,000 Litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 33,000|
|Poa Tank 5,000 Litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 33,800|
|Poly Tank 5,000 Litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 34,500|
|Royal Tank 5,000 litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 35,000|
|Tecno 5,000 Litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 36,600|
|Top Tank 5,000 litre plastic water tank (Heavy Duty)||Ksh. 48,170|
|Roto Tank 5,000 Litre plastic water tank||Ksh. 48,450|