Design and Construction of water tanks

There are several ways to build water tank towers. Each construction method must emphasize pressure and height in order to provide an even water pressure for a municipality or a building. As long as these basic requirements are met, a high degree of creativity can go into building the exterior of the water tower.

Water towers pressurize water by elevation. Each foot of elevation provides 0.43 psi, or pounds per square inch, of pressure. Generally, most municipalities require 50 to 100 psi to function. Therefore, most water towers must be at least 120 feet above ground to generate enough pressure for the needs of an average municipality.

When constructing a water tower, we may use a variety of materials, as long as the intrinsic design of the tower is structurally stable. Steel and concrete will provide both stability and endurance through weather conditions. Whatever materials are used, the reserve tank of the water tower should be fully supported by columns and be at the very top of the structure.

The basic construction remains the same, in that the water tank itself is suspended high enough in the air to generate sufficient psi for the community, but the underlying support columns can be sealed off, and other usable spaces can be created.

The simplest water tower design is for a single residential building. You may place the water reserve tank on top of the pre-existing building and utilize the structure of the building as the support.

Kerith Brook Drilling Ltd has committed its resources to providing engineered structures and exemplary service for domestic, municipal water storage and industrial storage facilities.

Today, our diverse experience makes us uniquely qualified in many instances to deliver the value-added, engineered solutions you demand.

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