Tips for buying a rainwater tank in France

A wide variety of rainwater tanks can be bought, with farmers’ supply shops often having the best prices.

Tanks specifically marketed for rainwater are usually cheaper than others, which meet technical standards for food products, storing oils or other uses.

Rainwater tanks have to be strong – a litre of water weighs one kilogram, so a relatively small 1,000 litre rainwater tank will have to support a tonne.

Prices vary, but a good, French made plastic tank, treated against ultra violet light, holding 2,075 litres is advertised for €845. The ultra violet light treatment means it can be sited on the ground, where it will need a solid ...

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