Above Ground Plastic Cisterns

ABOVE GROUND PLASTIC WATER TANKS

Above Ground, HDPE Plastic

Advantages of Above-Ground Tanks

  • Cost – Above ground tanks cost approximately 40% less than below ground tanks. Especially in areas of Georgia with rocky soil or high water table, above ground tanks are worth extra consideration. 
  • Maintenance – With a properly functioning prefilter, neither tank requires much maintenance. Maybe every few years. In the past, both above and below ground tanks required confined space safety procedures. However, access hatches allowing egress through the liners are the next technological breakthrough for these tanks.
  • Pumping – With positive suction pressure, pumps run smoother and more efficiently. Pumps can be located inside a mechanical room, safe from the environment and eliminating the need to run high voltage electricity outdoors.
  • We should not neglect the publicity aspect of above-ground tanks. Those that want to spend the extra money on green initiatives often want their neighbors to know. For businesses, it's good business to subtly let your customers know that you care about the earth.
  • All materials are BPA-free, FDA, and NSF 61 approved for drinking water.

Challenges of Above-Ground Tanks

  • Freeze Protection – The biggest challenge with freeze protection is not the tank itself, but any piping with sitting water. The current generation of tanks solved that problem for the most part, with piping penetrations inside the tank. The mass of water in the tank will freeze on the surface, but it will not damage the tank. Freeze protection in Georgia can be accomplished with smart recirculation, keeping initial costs low.
  • Aesthetics – The Great Debate among engineers: are the tanks something to hide or something to show?. With a tank such as this in full view of passersby and customers, people will certainly know that the business owner is collecting rainwater. As described in this Freakanomics article, that might be very desirable indeed. The most common colors are hunter green or black. Dura-Cast tanks are available in 14 colors, as described below.
  • Space – The best tactic for maximizing space is to size the tank for the usage, not expected rainfall. This also reduces the cost of the project. ​​

Snyder Water Storage Tanks

Our most popular tank, available in black and green. Snyder tanks are a quality product at an affordable price, with a 7 year warranty. These tanks are made from the same molds previously used by Rotoplas.

Snyder Models and Sizes

CapacityDiaHghtManwayInletOutletDrawingRequest
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200 Gallons40"42"20"1½"2"
300 Gallons*36"72"20"1½"2"300 Gallon Snyder Poly TankClick here
400 Gallons40"80"20"1½"2"400 Gallon Snyder Poly TankClick here
500 Gallons*48"76"20"1½"2"500 Gallon Snyder Poly TankClick here
750 Gallons*48"106"20"1½"2"Click here
1000 Gallons*60"89"20"1½"2"10000 Gallon Snyder Poly TankClick here
1200 Gallons86"57"20"1½"2"1200 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
1500 Gallons65"114"20"1½"2"1500 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
1600 Gallons86"71"20"1½"2"
2000 Gallons96"73"20"1½"2"2000 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
2500 Gallons96"90"20"1½"2"2500 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
3000 Gallons96"109"26"1½"2"3000 Gallon Tall Snyder Poly Tank
3000 Gallons102"97"26"1½"2"3000 Gallon Low Snyder Poly Tank
4100 Gallons102"130"26"1½"2"
4100 Gallons102"159"26"1½"2"
5000 Gallons102"159"26"1½"2"5000 Gallon Tall Snyder Poly Tank
5000 Gallons119"116"26"1½"2"5000 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
5000 Gallons142"93"26"1½"2"5000 Gallon Low Snyder Poly Tank
6500 Gallons120"152"26"NONE2"6500 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank
10,000 Gallons142"166.5"26"NONE2"10000 Gallon Snyder Poly Tank

Dura-Cast Model Numbers and Colors

All Dura-Cast tanks listed below include a shoulder for mounting the Intewa Purain filter inside the tank. The Dura-Cast warranty is 3 years.

Available Colors​
Colors Sample
Black (101)
Marine Blue (114) color
Navy Blue (103) color
Chocolate Brown (113) color
Dark Gray (104) color
Aquamarine Green (118) color
Hunter Green (108) color
Jade Green (128) color
Terra Cotta (109) color
Natural White (100) color
Mustard Yellow (125)
Red (107) color
Purple (129) color
Available Sizes
Capacity Height Diameter Drawing Link
300 g 78″ 35″ Click Here
330 g 51″ 46″ Click Here
525 g 81″ 46″ Click Here
650 g 56″ 74″ Click Here
1500 g 78″ 86″ Click Here
1650 g 78″ 86″ Click Here
2500 g 93″ 95″ Click Here
3000 g 110″ 95″ Click Here

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