ELEVATED WATER TANKS

Elevated Tanks & Tank Stands

Water storage tanks are elevated either by their positioning on high ground or by their placement atop a structure capable of supporting their weight. In some cases, a water-input pump may be required to fill the elevated tank.

Gravity-fed water supply from elevated water tanks has several advantages:

  • Environmental considerations – clean/green: no energy required for water output delivery.
  • output pump and its installation or maintenance costs
  • electricity or fuel required to drive pumps
  • Not dependent upon the municipal water supply
  • Continued emergency water supply in times of electricity shut-off


When water tanks are elevated on water tank stands at heights providing suitable water pressure, the design and strength of the steel tank stand structure is a critical consideration in terms of the weight required to be supported, safety or destruction to property should the vertical tank support structure fail, or high winds to which the tank may be subjected (the round, bolted-steel water tanks supplied by Rainbow Reservoirs offer significantly less resistance to high wind conditions than square tanks.

steel water tank on elevated stand

Engineer-designed vertical water tank stands

Only durable, no-maintenance components are used in the construction process, including heavy duty, portable food grade liners of superior quality. The steel dome roof balances perfectly with the steel walls and comes with an optional gutter system for the harvesting of rainwater. The reservoirs are available in various colours. The modular design ensures that it can be flat-packed for easy transportation and export. For businesses/entities who prefer to do the construction and installation themselves it comes with a DIY option.
Rainbow Reservoirs offer a 12 year warranty!
Our expertise and knowledge have made us the leading suppliers of reservoirs for commercial use throughout Africa.

Rainbow Reservoirs is a manufacturer and supplier of certified, engineer-designed support tower steelwork and vertical water tank stands rated to safely support water storage tanks of any capacity within their HT Standard Range of tanks (in excess of 4 million litres!).

Contact us for more information on Rainbow Reservoirs elevated water tanks or steel water tank stands.