Water Bowsers – Our Product Range

At Direct Water Tanks we have a wide variety of Water Bowsers for sale with a product to suit most applications and purposes. Within this range we have on offer: Drinking Water Bowsers, Highway Water Bowsers, Site Water Bowsers, Static Water Bowsers, Pressure Washer Bowsers and Plant Watering Bowsers.

Our Drinking Water Bowsers range begins at 500 Litres in volume and goes all the way up to 2000 Litres. There are eight products available in the range with Bowsers for both use on static sites and also for use on the Highways. These Bowsers can be used for the storage and dispensing of drinking water on sites where a mains water supply is not available or in situations where emergency drinking water is required.

Our range of Highway Water Bowsers are manufactured to a tough and durable specification to cope with the rigours of being towed up and down the highways. The chassis and the wheels are of a more rigid construction than our Static Water Bowsers and are fitted with anti-surge baffles in the tank to help stop the water sloshing around whilst in transit and creating a potential Health & Safety hazard. We have nine models available in this range.

Within our Site Water Bowsers range there are six models available, as the name suggests, these bowsers are suitable for storing water on static sites, including construction sites. This range begins with our 200 and 400 Litres off the road bowsers and goes all the way up to our 2000 Litres Drinking Water Site Bowser. We also have available a 1125 Litres, 3000 P.S.I bowser with pump.

Our Static Water Bowsers range consists of a static 200 Litres single axle off the road bowser and a 1125 Litres Drinking Water Static Tank. This tank is stored in a four legged galvanised steel metal frame. This frame has forklift channels and lifting eyes and 700mm square pallet feet for locating and stacking the frames on top of each other. Each frame will hold one tank and the frames can be stacked on top of each other. This product is ideal for emergency drinking water situations.

In our Pressure Washer Water Bowsers range we a choice of three different models available, all are 1125 Litres in volume with pumps of either 2000 P.S.I. or 3000 P.S.I. These bowers can be used in a variety of situations where a high pressure water jet is required.

Our Plant Watering Water Bowsers range consists of two products of 1125 Litres and 2000 Litres. Our 1125 Litres bowser comes with a 1 Inch Honda Petrol Driven Pump and 50 Feet of ½ Inch Hose, rear lighting board and much more. Our 2000 Litres bowser comes with the same specification of pump and hose but is available with optional extras such as rear chevron board with directional arrows and flashing beacons and alternative pumps and hose reels.

To view our full range of Water Bowsers please visit:https://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/water-bowsers

Baffled Water Tanks – Safely Transporting Water In Vehicles

Baffled Water Tanks are designed specifically for use in the safe transportation of water. When transporting water by vehicles: vans, pickups and trucks there is a risk of water sloshing around inside the tank which can be dangerous, especially when braking sharply.

Baffled Water Tanks incorporate a baffle which runs all the way through the tank which is designed to counteract the sloshing effect ensuring safety whilst in transit. These types of Water Tanks are ideal for Window Cleaners, Car Valeters, Farmers or anyone requiring transporting Water in their vehicles.

The tanks should ideally be semi-translucent , which enables the user to clearly see the Water level inside of the tank, and made from Polyethylene, which is a tough and durable plastic material, ensuring that the weight of the Water Tank is as light as possible on the vehicle. An access lid, large enough to enable the user to periodically clean inside the tank should be incorporated in to the design along with a brass screw thread outlet to attach taps, hoses and Water Fed Poles and pressure washers.

At Direct Water Tanks we have a range of Baffled Water Tanks from 210 Litres to 1000 Litres in volume, Please visit: https://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/baffled-water-tanks


Agricultural Water Tanks – Rainwater Harvesting For Farms

Water for Farming and Agriculture is essential, but in many areas of the UK Water stocks are running low and with future climate change stocks could be potentially be reduced even further.

Rainwater Harvesting is a method of collecting the Rainwater that falls on the roofs of buildings and diverting it into a Water Tank for later use. The Water can then be delivered by pipes or pumps to the areas where you intend to use it.

Harvesting the Rainwater that falls onto farm buildings can reduce the volume of Water you are using from the mains, spring or borehole, thus saving you money and also helping the environment.

Rainwater is far better than mains water for crops and plants because, unlike mains water, it has not been cleaned with Chlorines and other chemicals and is considered by many to be far better for irrigation.

Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System can provide a Farm with up to 40% of your Water Requirement. There are also tax incentives (Enhanced Capital Allowances) for farmers investing in environmentally friendly Initiatives.

Other benefits reported by farms already using a Rainwater Harvesting System are improvements in drainage and also a reduction in the amount of Water going into Slurry Stores. Both Economic and Environmental advantages are gained when a system is utilised, with the added benefit of having a degree of control and self-reliance regarding your Water resources.

Agricultural Water Statistics UK

  • There are 300,000 Farms in the UK with an average size of 57 Hectares
  • Organic Farming accounts for 4% of all farms
  • There are 152,000 farmers
  • Agriculture takes up 70% of  land use
  • 83% of farms specify mains  water as their main water supply
  • In 2010 the volume of water  used in the agricultural sector was 184 Million Cubic Meters with 41% consisting of drinking water for livestock and 38% for irrigation.
  • Rainwater storage accounts for 9% of the water used
  • Over 50% of farmers state that economic drivers are the main reasons for using more efficient methods of managing water resources.


At Direct Water Tanks we have a wide variety of Agricultural Water Tanks for Sale ranging from 500 Litres to 25,000 Litres., please visit:



Underground Water Tanks – The Ideal Design

Rainwater Harvesting over the past 10 years has become very popular in the UK with a number of factors driving the method forward:

Two of the biggest drivers being the Code for Sustainable Homes and the introduction of domestic water meters by all the major UK water companies.

The Code for Sustainable Homes is a system that called for changes in the way we build houses to make them more sustainable and was introduced in 2006 and became mandatory in 2008. Each new home is given points for incorporating into the building various types of equipment and materials that are environmentally friendly and as sustainable as possible. These points are then added together and the home is given a designated star rating. One star is classed as entry level and being just above the building regulations and six stars being the highest rating and classed as a home built to the highest standard with regards to sustainability. Each house is then issued with a certificate showing the star ratings.

The second factor is the introduction of water meters by all the major UK water companies, which predict by 2020 that over 80% of homes will have a water meter fitted and by 2030 the figure will be 90%. Paying for water by the actual amount each household uses is considered the fairest way to pay and this is where each individual home can save money, by fitting and utilising a Rain Water Harvesting System to capture the Rain Water that falls on the roof of your home. The water that falls on to the roof is directed to an Underground Water Tank (Usually positioned underneath the garden but sometimes under the driveway) and pumped back into the home for use with flushing toilets, watering the garden and cleaning the car etc. This can save the homeowner up to 50% on the cost of their annual water bill.

The advantages are very apparent, with many homes across the UK now benefitting from having fitted an Underground Rain Water Harvesting System. There are many different systems and Underground Tanks available on the market today but when selecting a tank there are a number of factors to take into consideration:

  • Above Ground Water Tanks are placed under maximum stress levels when they are full – Underground Water      Tanks are placed under maximum stress levels when they are empty.
  • Underground tanks must always have ribs; both horizontal and vertical ribs must be built into the design.
  • Underground Water Tanks must  be of a significantly different design to that of above ground tanks. Nottingham University have carried out research into various shaped underground tanks and the pressures they encounter and have concluded that the ideal tank would be cigar shaped – long and cylindrical and fitted in the horizontal position.
  • The cylindrical design is of  a smaller diameter, thus having to withstand a lower level of ground pressure.
  • The design allows for a shallow trench to be dug, minimising the need for heavy equipment.
  • Excavating only the top soil minimises the need for removing soil from the site, which is all of a benefit to the customer, saving both time and money and with disruption contained to a minimum.

At Direct Water Tanks we have a wide variety of Underground Water Tanks for Sale ranging from 1800 Litres to 10,000 Litres, with a selection to suit most applications, please visit: https://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/underground-water-tanks

Water Butts – The Benefits Of Use

Purchasing and utilising a Water Butt helps you store water for use in the garden throughout the summer months.

Installing a Water Butt can save you money on your Water Bill and captured rain water is  far better for plants than tap water, rain water is full of all the right nutrients as opposed to tap water which is cleaned with chlorine and other chemicals. Plants also prefer water to be of an ambient temperature rather than cold water straight from the tap.

A hosepipe can use up to 1000 Litres of water per hour and with an average of 100,000 Litres of rain water falling on an average 4 bedroom house per year in the UK, it makes sense to make use of this otherwise wasted resource.

The ideal method of capturing rain water in a Water Butt is to connect the Water Butt to the down pipe form your roof by using a Rain Diverter Kit. This is easily fitted by simply cutting out a section of the down pipe and diverting the water into the Water Butt. When the Water Butt is full, the rain water will flow straight down the drain pipe as intended.

Here at Direct Water Tanks we have on offer a wide range of Water Butts for sale ranging from 100 to 1500 Litres in volume and with various designs to suit many different surroundings, including Stone effects, Circular, Decorative and Tall and Column Water Butts.

To view our range visit: https://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/water-butts

Water Tanks – Selecting The Right One

When purchasing a Water Tank it is imperative that you take into consideration a number of factors before selection to ensure the tank you are buying is fit for purpose. Water Tanks are used in numerous applications and various parameters are available: Design, Shape, Material, colour etc. The following criteria should be taken into consideration before purchasing a tank:

  • The positioning of the Water Tank: Above ground, below ground, in a building or outdoors, these factors determine the construction characteristics and what colour the tank needs to be.
  • The size: what volume of  water does the tank need to hold.
  • The Water usage: What will the Water stored inside the tank be used for, if used for Drinking Water for people then the tank needs to be a Potable Water Tank and the material it is constructed from WRAS approved.
  • Filling the tank: How will the Water be delivered into the tank, by gravity, pump or reservoir.
  • Emptying the tank: How will the Water within the tank be extracted for use, what size and type of  outlet fittings are required.
  • What Colour: If the Water Tank is to be used outdoors and exposed to sunlight then the tanks needs to be black or a similar dark colour to block sunlight from hitting the water, sunlight will encourage algae to grow.
  • Cleaning the tank: The tank will need to be cleaned from time to time, to enable the inside of the tank to be cleaned the tank must have an access hatch to enable someone to clean the inside, what size access hatch do you require.

At Direct Water Tanks we have a wide variety of Water Tanks for Sale ranging from 500 Litres to 20,000 Litres with a selection to suit most applications, please visit: https://www.directwatertanks.co.uk/water-tanks