WREMO has partnered with a New Zealand water tank manufacturer, The Tank Guy, to make a 200 litre water tank and kit available for $105.
Water tank features
Features of the water tank include:
- Easy installation
- Easy transportation, will fit into most cars
- Food grade, UV resistant plastic
- All fittings, including a diverter kit (not shown in photo), strapping, bung and brass tap
- 10 year warranty for the tank and 1 year warranty for the diverter kit
Where to get a tank
|04 499 4444||Wellington City Council|
Lower Hutt i-Site
25 Laings Road
|04 560 4715||Hutt City Council|
16 Cobham Court
|04 237 5089||Porirua City Council|
175 Rimu Road
08000 486 486
04 296 4700
|Kapiti Coast District Council|
838-842 Fergusson Drive
|04 527 2169||Upper Hutt City Council|
64 Chapel Street
|06 370 6300||Masterton District Council|
|06 379 4030||Carterton District Council|
19 Kitchener Street
|60 306 9611||South Wairapapa District Council
Commonly asked questions
What is the size of the tank?
The tank holds 200 litres of water. It is 1200 mm high, 650 mm wide, weighs 7.5 kg when empty and can fit into the backseat of most cars.
Do I have to boil the water?
Yes. Health professionals recommend boiling roof water before drinking. It is also recommended that you empty, clean, and refill your tank at least once a year.
What colour choices are there?
Tanks are available in heritage green and birch grey.
Can I link more than one tank together?
Yes. A series of water tanks can be connected together. You will need to buy additional material (connecting pipes/hose) from your local hardware store.
Do I have to fit the tank to a downpipe?
No. The tank can be used to store 200 L of tap water, which should be refreshed every 12 months. It can then be connected to the downpipe in an emergency. This is a really good option if you are renting.
What is the tank made of?
UV-resistant, food-grade plastic. It is certified as meeting New Zealand standards for water storage.
Are they easy to install?
Yes the tank is easy to install, the diverter kit can be installed by most home handymen/women. The tank comes with installation instructions and there is a video available on the Tank Guy website. If you have any concerns, the Tank Guy recommends you seek advice from your local plumber.
Are these tanks subsidised by ratepayers?
No. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office has been able to negotiate a bulk order to provide the tank and fittings at this exceptionally low price (retail price of the same tank and fittings is approximately $250). Council staff and facilities have helped to store and distribute the tanks, keepingthe price low.