When it comes to innovation, design often taken the first place. Water tanks has not been on the radar for such design consideration is a very fashionable way. However, I have noticed some innovative designs around my area and have clicked the photographs. Then, I visited one of the water-tank makers in my town to get an inside-peep into this business.
The manufacturer told me that though a lot of people prefer going for designer water-tanks, they face problems quickly and often have to disconnect the tanks and install the conventional water-tanks. So, after a period of time, these designer water-tanks become a purely designing items on the roof. Usually, these water-tanks cost around 10,000-12,000/- INR as compared to 2,500-3,000/- INR on the regular water-tanks.
A way-out to combine both design and functionality is this: Take a conventional water-tank and make a design on the lid of this tank. This will solve both the purposes and also lower the costs. The picture on the right shows how the design of a falcon is made on the top of the lid of the regular water-tank. This design costs around 3,000/- separately but allows the conventional water-tank to be useful. The material used for these designs is usual concrete and it takes time to dry.
Overall, there is a good demand of designer water-tanks but consumers as well manufacturers should understand that the functionality problems can be solved by mixing both the concepts.