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Emergency water tanks

A two hundred litre water tank

WREMO has partnered with a New Zealand water tank manufacturer, The Tank Guy, to make a 200 litre water tank and kit available for $105.

Water tank features

Features of the water tank include:

  • Easy installation
  • Easy transportation, will fit into most cars
  • Food grade, UV resistant plastic
  • All fittings, including a diverter kit (not shown in photo), strapping, bung and brass tap
  • 10 year warranty for the tank and 1 year warranty for the diverter kit

Where to get a tank

The tanks are sold through city and district councils around the region.

Available from Phone Council

Tip Shop
Southern Landfill
Owhiro Bay

04 499 4444

Wellington City Council

Lower Hutt i-SITE
25 Laings Road
Lower Hutt

04 560 4715

Hutt City Council

16 Cobham Court

04 237 5089

Porirua City Council 

175 Rimu Road

08000 486 486
04 296 4700

Kāpiti Coast District Council  

838 - 842 Fergusson Drive
Upper Hutt

04 527 2169

Upper Hutt City Council

64 Chapel Street

06 370 6300

Masterton District Council

Holloway Street
Carterton 5743

06 379 4030

Carterton District Council

19 Kitchener Street

06 306 9611

South Wairarapa District Council

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the size of the tank?
The tank holds 200 litres of water. It is 1200 mm high, 650 mm wide, weighs 7.5 kg when empty and can fit into the backseat of most cars.

Do I have to boil the water?
Yes. Health professionals recommend boiling roof water before drinking. It is also recommended that you empty, clean, and refill your tank at least once a year.

What colour choices are there?
Tanks are available in heritage green and birch grey.

Can I link more than one tank together?
Yes. A series of water tanks can be connected together. You will need to buy additional material (connecting pipes/hose) from your local hardware store.

Do I have to fit the tank to a downpipe?
No. The tank can be used to store 200 L of tap water, which should be refreshed every 12 months. It can then be connected to the downpipe in an emergency. This is a really good option if you are renting.  

What is the tank made of?
UV-resistant, food-grade plastic. It is certified as meeting New Zealand standards for water storage.

Are they easy to install?
Yes the tank is easy to install, the diverter kit can be installed by most home handymen/women. The tank comes with installation instructions and there is a video available on the Tank Guy website. If you have any concerns, the Tank Guy recommends you seek advice from your local plumber.

Are these tanks subsidised by ratepayers?
No. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office has been able to negotiate a bulk order to provide the tank and fittings at this exceptionally low price (retail price of the same tank and fittings is approximately $250). Council staff and facilities have helped to store and distribute the tanks, keepingthe price low.

What do I do if I encounter a problem with the tank I purchased?
Any problems should be referred to The Tank Guy, phone 0508 326 8888, through their website, or send them an email