The design of these structures
requires that attention be given not only to strength
requirements, but to serviceability requirements as well.
A properly designed tank must be able to withstand the
applied loads without cracks that could cause leakage.
The goal of designing and constructing a structurally
sound tank that will not leak is achieved by providing
the proper amount and distribution of reinforcement, the
proper spacing and detailing of construction joints, and
the use of quality concrete, placed using proper construction