Storing Fertilizer & Other Liquids in Vertical Tanks

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Vertical Tanks are relied on by rural homeowners, farmers, and factories due to their versatility. They are most commonly used for potable water, brine, chemical, or fertilizer storage. Understanding exactly which tank is best for the liquids you’re storing can require technical research. With the anticipated increase of fertilizer prices and vertical tank demand in 2024, we’re providing all of the information you’ll need to get ahead of the rush.

Why right now is the best time to invest in liquid storage solutions.

It’s estimated that total fertilizer revenue in Canada grew by 35.1% in 2022, and that overall farm input costs increased by 26.1% over 2021. Unfortunately these costs have remained volatile throughout 2023.  

One of the growing trends we’re seeing is farmers purchasing and storing their fertilizers in advance using vertical liquid storage tanks. By overwintering your fertilizer you can save thousands of dollars in crop input costs during the 2024 growing season. 

Another reason why it’s a great time to increase your fertilizer storage is that the supply chain for polyethylene has caught up to demand and is approaching ‘more normal’ production timelines. As a result, we’re fully stocked with vertical tanks in a range of sizes, with our most popular being 1,400, 3,000, and 5,000 USG. Any tank that we currently have in stock can be delivered within a few days, or custom tank sizes can arrive in 4-6 weeks. 

Ensure you’re storing the right liquids for your tank.

Beyond fertilizers for the farm, there are plenty of other chemicals and other liquids that can be stored in vertical tanks. With many homeowners and businesses using them for oils or petroleum, potable water, and even syrup. 

Before selecting a tank, we highly recommend inspecting the chemical structure of the product being stored, and reviewing the chemical resistance data on this PDF to ensure it can be kept safely without leaching or other issues.

Vertical tanks available at Ontario Agra conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for drinking water systems, and are manufactured from medium or high-density polyethylene with U.V. inhibitors, and a specific gravity rating of 1.7 or greater. 

How to find the perfect tank for your needs.

When you’re ready to plan your purchase you’ll find everything you need to make an educated decision throughout our website. 

Listed specs for all of our available liquid storage tanks can be downloaded here.

Tank drawings, pricing, and dimensions can be found by selecting your desired tank size on our vertical tank product page.

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We’ve done our best to make ordering your tank as fast and easy as possible. Orders can be placed online 24/7 with shipping calculated at checkout. There’s even a custom “request a shipping quote” option for those who are outside of our regular delivery area. Additionally, you can call (905) 386-1744 to talk to our team of experts, or send an email to

Investing in a high-quality liquid storage tank will save you time and money. You can get ahead of anticipated fertilizer price increases in 2024 by stocking up on additional fertilizers this fall. Reduce your long-term labour by choosing a tank with a proven track record of longevity and durability, decreasing ongoing maintenance and increasing the lifespan of your tank.

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