Which 300 gallon water storage tank is right for me?

Traditional 300-gallon water storage tanks are available in round and rectangular shapes. A 300-gallon storage tank is 4 feet high and 7 feet long. 300-gallon water storage tanks can be made of plastic, fiberglass, cement, or steel. Water storage tank prices range from $300 to $1,600 depending on what type you buy and where it’s manufactured. 300-gallon water storage tanks for home use are plastic which cost about $450. 300-gallon water storage tanks require lots of tools to set up the stand and frame because they’re usually bulky items that need to be put together. However, the manufacturer may offer installation services but this will add extra costs to the 300-gallon bulk water storage tank price. You will also need a place to store your tank.  This means you need to factor storage into your buying decision.  For example, a clear tank should never be kept in direct light.

300-gallon water storage tank capacity:

300-gallon tanks allow you to store 300 gallons of water. 300 Gallons of water weigh around 1,900 pounds. This is heavy and bulky which makes 300-gallon water storage tanks a bit difficult to move into position for installation.  300-gallon bulk water storage tanks are usually square-shaped and have capacities ranging from 300 gallons (1,508 British Imperial gallons) of clear or white translucent polyethylene plastic all the way up to 1508 gp (4,076 US liquid gallons). Bulk 300-gallon bulk water storage tanks are mainly used for industrial purposes such as firefighting because 300-gallon bulk water storage tank capacity is still not very large in comparison to what is needed for firefighting, they are typically stored alongside countless other tanks and connected together.

For disaster readiness, rigid, industrial tanks may not be the best option since they are hard to move, and require a lot of space.  Because of this, we recommend the Aquatank from USA Berkey Filters.   An average 300-gallon water storage tank costs $294 USD, the 300-gallon water storage tank dimensions are 24 x 15 x 14 inches and weigh 60 lbs

The Aquatank from USA Berkey Filters is 300 gallons of chemical and bacteria-resistant, BPA-free polyethylene plastic.  A300-gallon tank capacity is still not very large in comparison to what is needed for long-term survival for a family, however, it is very easy to store multiple Aquatanks next to each other, and to refill them using rainwater when available.  USA Berkey Filters also sells gravity-fed purification systems which enables you to truly become water independent.   300 gallons of purified, clean water per person, will last a family of four or more than 300 days. 300 gallons of water is enough to quench the thirst of all your livestock and many household tasks (washing dishes, laundry, bathing, etc.).

If you aren’t able to readily collect rainwater, perhaps you should invest in solar panels or other means of electric generation to power your existing well in order to meet your family’s water needs in a long-term survival situation.

It is also important to consider stockpiling other essential goods, such as food, medicine,  and generator fuel.

It helps your mental attitude.  If you have been accustomed to running out of water, you will actually thirst more easily – even thinking about it! Having an ample supply of water available will alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes when supplies run low. You can focus on other things besides liquid (such as hiding from looters!). If you’ve planned ahead, there’s no reason a 300-gallon water storage tank isn’t adequate; remember everyone needs 300 gallons per 300 days, so a large family should have one tank per person.

Your situation may warrant additional larger capacity tanks, or if you have a reliable source of fresh water, you may only need filtration/purification, as opposed to long-term water storage.  Because each situation is different,  your needs may be different than the needs of your neighbors or friends, and it may not pay to take the advice of people who are living in very different circumstances than you are.

To maximize your chances of success, consider the following:

What is the minimum storage tank size that will provide you enough water for all uses? (Remember, this includes non-drinking uses like washing clothes & dishes.)   How much time do I want to spend on maintenance/filling/emptying tanks?   Will a larger tank be a benefit or a source of problems?  Will I have to deal with algae growth?  Will I be able to refill my tank?   What are the environmental conditions like where my tank will be located? (Consider whether local water authorities require additional protection against freezing.)  What is the quality of the well water I have and how likely it is to deteriorate during storage?

What if one day, you wake up and realize that your family requires a lot more than 300 gallons?  All of these things need to be considered.