Wright Tank

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What areas do you serve?

A: Wright Tank’s service area covers most of California, Nevada, and Arizona. Wright Tank is based in Southern California and is a licensed contractor. Wright Tank provides water tanks for homeowners, contractors, utilities, and national distributors.

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Q: Why buy from Wright Tank?

A: Wright Tank has been in business for over 40 years under the same ownership and has thousands of customers that are satisfied with the quality of our products and the service we provide. Our tanks are made to customers’ specifications and with great attention to detail. You can trust that our water tanks are of the highest quality and are the longest-lasting water tanks available.

Q: What services do you provide?

A: A variety of different businesses and homeowners rely on Wright Tank for:

  • Storage Consultations and Specs
  • Tank Foundation Design and Engineering
  • New Tank Installation and Tank Removal
  • Manufacturing of Designs Unique to Customers’ Needs
  • Valves, Piping, and Control Systems

(Please note: We do not do the plumbing for the tank after it is set.)

Q: What information needs to be provided by the purchaser?

A: Other than the customers’ standard contact information and order information, purchasers need to provide:
1. The Required or Desired Storage Capacity
2. The Preferred Diameter, Height, and Measurements of the Area Available for Installation
3. Delivery Location and Any Instructions
4. Desired Time of Delivery on Completion
5. Pipe Sizes, Outlet, Inlet, Overflow, and Drain Location
6. Additional Accessories Such as Access Manways, Ladders, Level Indicators, and Controls
7. Check with the local building department for permit requirements. If a permit is required, a plot plan for installation is needed.

Q: Are polyethylene tanks approved for drinking water?

A: The materials in plastic (poly) water tanks are approved for use with potable water, but factors such as the ability to facilitate algae, bacterial growth, effects of sunlight, and temperature on possible carcinogens could make water unsuitable for human consumption.

Q: Are plastic tanks able to be used for fire protection?

A: Local authorities allow plastic tanks to be used for fire protection, mainly in cases where there are hard access conditions. However, plastic is a flammable material that loses its structural integrity when exposed to heat. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) does not recognize polyethylene as the proper material for fire protection storage. Here at Wright Tank, we recommend clients use the best material for the purpose of fire protection.

Q: What is the difference between welded galvanized tanks and riveted corrugated tanks?

A: Welded galvanized steel tanks are far superior to riveted corrugated tanks and are a newer method of creating steel tanks. Corrugated steel is 25% to 60% thinner than welded galvanized steel tanks and uses solder that may not be safe for drinking water. Our coatings are approved for use with drinking water.

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