How to Ensure Your Water Tank Stays Compliant with Australian Standards and Regulations

Standards compliance gives you some assurance that the product or service you’re purchasing is safe, dependable, and of high quality.

Australian Standards for Manufacturing may appear to be legally binding laws, but they are actually recommendations developed by an organization called Standards Australia. Unless the product is regulated by the government, compliance with Australian Standards is usually voluntary.

So, if you’re looking for a high-quality water tank compliant, make sure the manufacturer adheres to any stated Australian Standard. The most straightforward method is to ensure that they have been independently certified by an approved certification body (the manufacturer should be able to produce a certificate of conformance).

These standards apply to the quality of your water tank:

      1. – The standard applies to the manufacture of plastic materials (resins, granules, and powders) and colourants for food contact use and describes the procedures to be followed by manufacturers of plastic items for food contact during the various stages of processing. Adherence to this standard means that your tank will be food-grade, which means that the water stored within will be free of plastic toxins.

        1. – The standard specifies requirements for products that come into contact with drinking water and defines test methods for determining their impact on water quality. This generally applies to items that will come into contact with your drinking water, such as pipes and fittings.

          1. – The standard specifies the design and manufacture of polyethylene storage water tank compliant that are rotationally moulded in one-piece seamless construction, non-buried, vertically installed, and capable of containing water, liquids for food and beverage manufacture, and chemical solutions at atmospheric pressure. This standard should be met by all high-quality polyethylene tanks.

            1. – The standard defines the requirements for quality management systems that apply to any organization, regardless of size, type, industry, product, or service. It focuses on the effectiveness of the quality management system in meeting customer requirements and demonstrates that processes are in place to meet those requirements on an ongoing basis.

              • – Water tank compliant should be made of materials that are at least of food-grade quality.

              • – Given that other materials can be added to raw polyethylene during the moulding process, you’ll want to make sure the final tank product is still suitable for storing drinking water.

              • – You should ensure that your poly tank is designed and manufactured to maintain structural integrity while holding liquids or chemicals.

              • – Buying your tank from an ISO 90001-certified manufacturer ensures you a high-quality product produced through a consistent, transparent and traceable manufacturing process.

            Australian Standards are not legally binding requirements that product manufacturers must follow. Rather, Australian Standards, such as AS Standards, are requirements established by Standards Australia, a non-profit and non-governmental organization that aims to provide manufacturers with best practice guidelines for the manufacture of reliable products.

            As a result, companies that want to create calibre commodities – in this case, poly water tanks – voluntarily adapt Australian Standards.

            This is an Australian standard for the production of roto-moulded, vertical poly water tanks:

            “This Standard specifies requirements for the design and manufacture of polyethylene storage tanks that are rotationally moulded in one-piece seamless construction. The tanks are for non-buried, vertical installation and are capable of containing water, liquids used in food and beverage manufacture and chemical solutions at atmospheric pressure.”

            This Standard considers poly rainwater tanks to be safe and suitable for storing water intended for human consumption. They do not leach harmful substances or chemicals into the water from the tank material. As a result, the water stored inside has no off-putting taste due to the poly tank material.

            “This Standard specifies materials and the procedures for use during the various stages of production of plastic materials, coating and printing of plastics items for food contact and subsequent use. This includes such items as packages, domestic containers, wrapping materials, utensils or any other plastics items intended for food contact applications.” 

            This Standard applies to poly water tanks made of food-grade polyethylene. These rainwater tanks are subjected to procedures that ensure they do not contaminate or taint any food that comes into direct contact with them.

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