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.

ParametersPlastic water tanksConcrete water tanks
MaterialThe water tanks are light weight as they are made of polyethyleneThey are heavy and strong as they are made of reinforced concrete
TransportationTransported anywhere and up to any heightThey are constructed at the same location
ConstructionInstallation is easier than concrete tanksSkilled people are required for construction and to make it waterproof
CostPlastic tanks are cheaper as compared to any other tanks.Concrete tanks are expensive due to construction by rcc.
LeakageThey are less prone to leakageLeakage may become a major problem, if not constructed carefully
MaintenancePlastic water tanks need less maintenance but don’t last for several yearsMaintenance cost is high. But if maintained regularly then it may last longer than plastic tanks
TemperatureDuring summer, water becomes hot quicklyWater stays cool as compared to that in plastic tanks
ShapeThey are available in cylindrical and cuboid shapeThey can be constructed in any shape and capacity depending upon the requirement and availability of space.