Plastic water tanks
Nowadays, plastic water tanks are popular and extensively used. The most commonly used brand is ‘sintex’. Sintex uses molded food grade polyethylene water tanks which is the best quality.
These tanks are leak proof, rust proof, maintenance free and durable. It saves time for installation. It is portable as it is lightweight and hygienic, keeping the water odorless.
The price of the plastic water tanks depends upon the size of the tank. But, it is comparatively cheaper than concrete tanks. Lifespan is lesser than concrete tanks but being cost effective we can replace newer tank whenever required.
Concrete water tanks
Concrete water tanks are the traditional types of water tank. It is strong and long-lasting. These tanks are used to store a larger capacity of water.
The cost of the concrete water tanks is high as compared to the plastic water tanks. It depends on the size of the tank and its floor height location.
These tanks have the tendency to crack over the years if design/workmanship/material is poor and it is difficult to repair. Construction takes more time and includes labor cost.
|Parameters||Plastic water tanks||Concrete water tanks|
|Material||The water tanks are light weight as they are made of polyethylene||They are heavy and strong as they are made of reinforced concrete|
|Transportation||Transported anywhere and up to any height||They are constructed at the same location|
|Construction||Installation is easier than concrete tanks||Skilled people are required for construction and to make it waterproof|
|Cost||Plastic tanks are cheaper as compared to any other tanks.||Concrete tanks are expensive due to construction by rcc.|
|Leakage||They are less prone to leakage||Leakage may become a major problem, if not constructed carefully|
|Maintenance||Plastic water tanks need less maintenance but don’t last for several years||Maintenance cost is high. But if maintained regularly then it may last longer than plastic tanks|
|Temperature||During summer, water becomes hot quickly||Water stays cool as compared to that in plastic tanks|
|Shape||They are available in cylindrical and cuboid shape||They can be constructed in any shape and capacity depending upon the requirement and availability of space.|