Water produced with a Berkey® water purification system is not designed for water storage. Water storage can be purified through Berkey® water purifiers.
Aquatank II Water Storage Containers are ideal for heavy duty applications when the Aquatank just isn’t strong enough. Unlike our previous models that were designed to stay in one place after filling. The new Aquatank II can be transported in an SUV, truck, camper or trailer, even when it has water in it, without the risk of damaging the unit., of course with certain precautions.
The material used for the Aquatank II is a heavy duty polyurethane coated nylon that is suitable for potable water. This material is highly puncture resistant, durable and flexible. It will not wrinkle, crease or crack. When not in use this unit can be folded or rolled up to take up almost no storage space.
The drain sleeve on the Aquatank II has a male garden hose attachment and the fill sleeve has a female attachment. This allows for easier filling and draining of the Aquatank and the ability to be hooked up for other applications (like a solar water heater). If increased strength and durability, transportation or standardized connections is a must for you, the AquaTank II is right for you.
Materials: Heavy duty polyurethane coated nylon
- Drain – Male garden hose attachment
- Fill – Female garden hose attachment
Sizes when full:
15 Gallon – 24″W x 36″L x 8″H
30 Gallon – 36″W x 36″L x 14″H
60 Gallon – 36″W x 48″L x 16″H
150 Gallon – 48″W x 72″L x 12″H
300 Gallon – 54″W x 144″L x 12″
Directions to Fill
Place your Aquatank II on a clean level surface which is well supported. If the area under Aquatank II is not smooth, it is suggested to place a plastic tarpaulin underneath the Aquatank II. To aid in the draining of the water you might want to elevate your Aquatank II. A deck or a sheet of plywoodelevated by 5 gallon pails or cement blocks would work just fine. This will enable you to easily drain off your water into another container.
Aquatank II has two fittings – one for filling (female connection) and the other one for draining (male connection). To fill, make sure the brass cap on the male connection is secure. Screw a garden hose* into the brass female connection or the supplied nylon fitting.* Turn on the water supply. It would not be prudent not to leave the Aquatank II unattended while filling. The 60 gallon Aquatank II will take approximately 20 minutes to fill, depending on your local water pressure. Fill your Aquatank II until it is the shape of a pillow (approximately 6″ tall) BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER FILL. Over filling may cause damage to the Aquatank II.
*Food grade garden hoses are available at various department and hardware stores.
- Store your Aquatank II in a safe, cool, dry and clean place.
- Before you use (or if you are re-using) Aquatank II, purify it by placing 3 to 5 gallons of water with 1/2 teaspoon drops of bleach added to it (non-scented bleach and not pool chlorine) and then fully drain. Now you can fill your Aquatank II. The purity of the water in Aquatank II is only as good as what you put in it. Contaminated water or suspect water is not potable and should be discarded and not used for cooking or drinking. To give longer storage life to any stored water, keep it out of sunlight and keep it cool as possible.
- The manufacturer cannot be responsible for the quality of the water stored in the unit – please use common sense. We encourage you to do your own research on long term water storage.
- Do not stand, lie, or sit on Aquatank II and keep all sharp objects away.
- Keep out of direct sunlight.
- Keep all animals away from Aquatank II.
- Although the material used to make Aquatank II has a strong chemical resistance, do not spill any oils, solvents and chemicals on it. If a spill should occur, wipe off immediately.
- Be wary of any spill or leak potential. Place Aquatank II in an area where leaks or spills will not affect anything else. If water spills onto the unit while filling, the water has a tendency to migrate to the edge of the welded seams, which may appear that the unit is leaking, when in essence it is not.
- It is advised that you not store Aquatank II (or any large water container) in your attic. Remember that water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon, therefore a mere 60 gallons weighs just under 500 pounds.
- Note: No petroleum products should be placed in the Aquatank II