500-Gallon HDPE Above-Ground Tank (Made in Ohio) Color:BLACK

500-Gallon HDPE Norwesco Above-Ground Tank (BLACK)

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    For tank schematics, click here.

    Manufactured using FDA-approved high-density polyethylene (#2) plastic, our above-ground tanks are a great choice for cost-effective rainwater harvesting.  Tank in stock at our Columbus, Ohio warehouse. 

    Dimensions: 48"Diameter X 73"High

    Price does not include delivery. Please email or call us at 614.725.4363 for freight quote.

    Recommended for Installation:

    *Flexi-Fit Automatic DiverterRubber Hose SealFill HoseHole Saw Set, and Winter Cap  - Provides easy tank installation and effective diversion back through regular drainage channels once tank fills. Installation Rating: Easy.  Installation Tools Required: Drill, Screwdriver (Phillips).

    *Aluminum In-Line Manual Diverter - If you elect NOT to go with the Flexi-Fit Diverter, we recommend using our manual in-line diverter for easy winterization.  When cold weather hits, simply turn the diverter channel to route stormwater back down standard drainage channels.  Installation Rating: Medium Difficulty. Installation Tools Required: Hacksaw/Sawzall, Drill/Screwdriver.


    Q: Will the clear tanks let sunlight in?  If so, will algae grow in them?

    A: Yes and yes.  Algae develops with sunlight and stagnant water, so, if you are looking to prevent algae build-up in your tank, we recommend either: 1) Electing to get the black tank instead (which is opaque); or 2) Putting goldfish or an occasional dose of hydrogen peroxide in your tank.

    Q: Can the tanks be painted?

    A: Yes, but plastic is a difficult surface for paint adhesion.  If you are wanting to paint your tank, we recommend using a bonding primer as a base, then applying your exterior paint over that (either latex or oil-based).  Also, it is a good idea to have your tank in place before painting it -- moving it around after painting will undoubtedly cause scratching.  Finally, be prepared to touch up the tank every now and then (usually once every couple years) to keep it looking solid.  It shouldn't require a whole new coat -- just touch-ups.

    Q: Do you ship your above-ground tanks?

    A: Yes.  Please call for freight quote.


    Visit our Design Library for FREE plans of commonly requested rainwater collection systems that utilize this cistern! Itemized price lists are linked next to their respective plans.



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