About Us

The Watertank Cleaning Company Pty Ltd originally formed as Cleanwater Tank Services in 1992 from an original idea that we should be able to invent a system that can clean a drinking water tank when its FULL of water instead of when its empty, so that we could still have water left in the tank after the cleaning is done.

We can improve poor water quality; ie, smelly, tainted or discoloured drinking water, and guarantee to remove the build up of sediment from the floor of your tank even when it’s FULL, leaving you and your family with clean, clear, safe water.

If you do find a dead animal in your full tank of water we can remove the animal, vacuum the sediment etc. from the floor of your tank and then add Sodium Hypochlorite to the remaining 3/4 of a tank of water to disinfect it and kill the bacteria in the remaining water leaving you with lovely tasting, bacteria free water.

The Watertank Cleaning Company utilises a unique Australian invention which has been designed so sedimentary and other deposits are removed from the vessel with no disturbance (clouding) of the water body and with minimal water loss.

No physical entry to the vessel is required, therefore there is no possibility of contamination via the operator and the vessel can remain in service. Our access requirement for concrete lidded tanks is removal of the concrete manhole cover, which we remove prior to starting the clean. Access to steel lidded tanks is by removal of a sheet of iron from the easiest place on the roof of the tank if no manhole opening is present.

Why should you clean your water tank?

Sediment collects in tanks from the rain run off from your roof, which includes the dirt, moss, leaves and insects as well as pollutants. The sediment can make your water discoloured and affect its taste and quality as well as be a home for bacteria, affecting the health of your water. Regular cleaning helps to keep your water fresh, healthy and reduces the risk of bacteria.

Over the years we have cleaned out many water tanks and found sludge, mud, tree roots and leaves as well as rotting snakes, birds, possums, snails, rats and mice (click the image above for a fun look at what goes on). Getting your tank regularly cleaned helps to keep these nasties out of your drinking water. Sand and silt drawn through your pump can also cause costly damage, otherwise avoidable with a clean tank.

Businesses and schools, who rely on tank water, may have a legal obligation to maintain their water to certain standards (set by individual councils).