Under current market conditions, sustainability and reliability have become essential criteria for operational success, even more so in countries such as South Africa where ongoing load shedding and water supply issues plague the commercial sector.
Traditionally many businesses have considered fire water storage tanks a priority, especially in businesses where building size or hazardous material storage necessitate inclusion for legal compliance, or where insurers refuse cover without effective fixed fire protection solutions including fire water sump tanks. Yet, backup water storage, a crucial element, is often overlooked in initial risk assessment plans, despite having proven to be an indispensable requirement, not only for industries that are heavily reliant on water for their daily operations, but for any business with staff to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
Why is water storage essential for businesses?
A backup water storage tank is not just a ‘nice-to-have”, it’s a lifeline for businesses. Having a water storage tank on your premises ensures a consistent and reliable water supply, vital for the smooth running of day-to-day operations. A water shortage or water infrastructure cut due to damaged pipework, aged infrastructure, sabotage or routine maintenance could result in prolonged downtime, with a significant impact on productivity and profitability.
Previous water crises, resulting after floods or riots and even droughts, have proven that businesses in all sectors need to track water consumption, plan ahead for a lack of water and install water storage tanks to ensure operational continuity and keep their doors open in the short- and long-term.
Backup and process water storage tanks are a necessity for the manufacturing and mining industries that are heavily reliant on water, not just for operational activities, but also for safety measures including fire protection systems, cooling systems, and also for cleaning processes. The need to reduce environmental impact by reducing fresh water usage, results in the further need for storage of process and recycled water.
There is also a need for commercial business and residential developments to prioritise water conservation and the installation of backup water storage tanks. This can be done in either in the planning and construction stages, or post-development to ensure that the water needs of their tenants are met, from either harvested and stored rainwater, borehole water, or the municipal water supply.
Where we lead, others follow.
SBS® Tanks has been in the water storage tank industry for over 25 years, and has carved out a niche for itself in the water storage tank space, remaining at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement. The in-house engineering and design team continuously seek to challenge industry norms by developing adaptable and customised water storage solutions for a wide range of industries. This includes solutions that offer both fire protection water storage and backup water storage as an all-in-one option and over 500 tank sizes across a number of ranges. From elevated to cyclonic water storage tanks, to powder-coated custom-coloured tanks and tanks built in underground parking areas or tight spaces on site, SBS Tanks delivers solutions that meet the unique needs of clients across the globe.
With an expected tank lifespan of 65+ years and 10-year No-Leak Warranty on the internal PVC water and liquid storage liners, SBS Tanks has built a solid reputation of trust, and has become the preferred provider of many consulting engineers, developers and fixed fire protection specialists worldwide.
Water storage tanks can no longer be considered a luxury, but a critical business necessity. Not only do they ensure operational continuity, but they also play a significant role in risk management, long-term sustainability and the delivery of the most basic and essential resource to industry and communities – water.
Trust SBS® Tanks to provide you with an innovative, sustainable, and efficient water tank storage solution and secure your future today.
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