Are you looking to install a rainwater storage tank, but aren’t sure where to begin? You have come to the right place! We will guide you through the whole process of installing a rainwater tank, starting to end. We will provide all the information that you need to make an informed decision, and have your tank up and running within minutes. Continue reading to learn all you need about installing a rainwater storage tank.


Before you start your rainwater tanks installation, there are some things that you should consider. First, you need to determine the size tank that you will require. The size of the tank you need will depend on many factors such as how many people live in your home, how much water you use each day, and whether you have a rainwater harvesting device.

You might also think about the appearance of your rainwater tank. Many rainwater tanks blend into their environment, but some people prefer to have a visible rainwater tank that is more prominent and can be used as a design element. It’s up to you to make the decision!

The location of your rainwater tank is another thing you should consider before installing it. You need to ensure that the tank is placed in a level area free of tree roots and other obstructions. Now it is time to start installing your rainwater tanks!


Preparing the area for your rainwater tank installation is an important step. This includes clearing the area of any debris and digging a hole for your tank base.

Next, you need to think about where your tank will be placed. It is important to choose a location that is easy to access and provides enough space for your tank and any other equipment (e.g. filters, pumps, etc.). Also, ensure that the ground surrounding the tank is level in order to allow it to be installed correctly and function properly.

After you have determined the dimensions and location of your tank, you can start planning how to install it. The process will vary depending upon the tank type.

These are the steps that all rainwater tanks must follow.

Digging a hole is the first step to installing a rainwater storage tank. You should dig a hole slightly larger than the tank’s dimensions. It is important to ensure that the hole is level before you begin. After digging the hole, you can place the tank inside it and attach straps or stakes to secure it.

Next, attach the outlet and inlet pipes to the tank. These pipes will transport water into the tank so it is important to ensure that they are securely sealed. After the pipes have been installed, fill the tank with water. Check for leaks.

Installing a rainwater diverter at your downspout is the final step. The rainwater diverter will direct rainwater away from your gutters to the tank where it can be stored. Rainwater diverters come in a wide variety, so make sure you choose one that will work with your rainwater tank.

Listed below are some of the types of water TANKS that can be used on this project:

A rainbar is a rainwater harvesting device that is made up of a cylindrical container and a lid. Rain barrels are used to collect rainwater from roofs and use it in landscapes and gardens.

Rainwater tanks are available in many shapes and sizes and can be made of a variety materials, including concrete, galvanized and plastic. You can install them above or below the ground depending on your preferences and needs.

Citsterns look similar to rainwater tanks but are usually larger. Cisterns can be used for water storage for domestic purposes like drinking, washing and bathing as well as for agricultural purposes like irrigation and watering livestock.

There are many rainwater tanks available. It’s easy to see that there are many options. After you have made your decision, these are the steps to install your rainwater storage tank and begin harvesting rainwater.


You can now reap the many benefits from rainwater harvesting by knowing how to set up a rainwater storage tank. Rainwater tanks can be a great way to reduce your water bills and also help conserve water. What are you waiting? Get started today on your rainwater tank install!