Sydney Water Tanks

Sydney Water Tanks 10,000L water tank

Sydney Water Tanks (SWT) is a subsidiary of the BioSeptic Sewage Systems and manufactures concrete underground water tanks from 3800L – 11,500L. They are installed in new houses and knock down rebuild houses in inner Sydney and Canberra. SWT began making water tanks in 2007 during the Sydney drought.

In 2004, BioSeptic built its own pre cast tank making facility at Smeaton Grange south west of Sydney, New South Wales. At that time, BioSeptic owned a tank making facility in Queensland that used traditional sheet reo-mesh to reinforce it's tanks. Using mesh is labour and time consuming, plus fraught with safety issues such as poking steel into eyes and hands.

Sydney Water Tanks made the move to fibre reinforced concrete by adding Conforce synthetic fibre to the concrete and simply pouring it into an empty mould. The manufacturing process became cheaper, quicker and safer.

By using MP48 synthetic fibre, the tanks could be made as strong as steel fibre concrete tanks, but with one important, additional benefit. The MP48 synthetic fibre did not stain the inside of the tanks when wet, which is much preferred by resellers.

Mould being oiled
Mould being oiled

Preparation of mould

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Assembled mould ready for pouring
Assembled mould ready for pouring

Assembled mould ready for pouring

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Adding fibre to the mix
Adding fibre to the mix

Adding fibre to the mix

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Filling mould
Filling mould

Concrete fills the mould

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Rotating mould before removing mould from tank
Rotating mould before removing mould from tank

Rotating mould before removing mould from tank

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Removing the outer mould
Removing the outer mould

Removing the outer mould

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Completed tank after 24 hours
Completed tank after 24 hours

Completed tank after 24 hours

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