Overhead tanks are an important feature
of a building or a house. The water that is stored in
the well or the borewell has to be pumped into the
overhead tank, in order for it to be able to flow down
into the house. According to vastu shastra, there are
some set principles that should be followed during the
construction of water sump in a building. The ancient
sages had founded these principles and it is
considered a science or an extension of architecture.
If the water tank is placed in the right area, it
would definitely lead to an increase in wealth,
prosperity and knowledge. To get tips and guidelines
about vasthu for overhead tank, read through the
Vastu Tips For Overhead Water Tank
The location or placement of the overhead tank is one of the
main factors one should look into. Ideally, the overhead tank
should be in the west or south west direction.
For the overhead tank which is placed in the southwest
direction, it should be at least two feet over the uppermost
slab. Due to water, the side becomes heavy which acts
advantageous. However, make sure that there is no dampness.
The best bet would be to place the tank on a slab higher than
the slab of the building.
Though northeast corner belongs to the element - water, it
is not advisable to have a big overhead tank in the area. This
is because the side should not be heavy under any condition.
However, a small tank can be placed.
Overhead tank in the south-east corner is a bad omen and
results in loss of wealth and accidents. The effect of
overhead tank in the south direction is of medium effect.
However, make sure that the tank is two feet above the slab of
the roof and should not leak.
Placing the tank in the west side (not southwest) would be
extremely beneficial as the direction belongs to Lord Varuna,
lord of rains. In such a case, there is no need of a slab and
the tank can be built over the slab as well.
Avoid placing the overhead tank in the north-west direction.
However, if the tank is of a small size, less height and
situated at a distance of at least two feet from the
north-west corner, it can be permissible. However, the water
in the tank does not get used properly and finishes earlier
Never place the overhead tank in the middle. Remember, this
place is known as the Bramhasthan. If there is load on the
Brahma, life of the individuals living in the house would be
unfeasible. One would also not like staying in the house for a
Avoid overhead tanks made out of plastic. If you were to get
one, make sure it is blue or black in color, as darker shades
Make sure you have different tanks for different purpose.
While drinking and cooking water can be from one tank, water
for toilets and bathrooms can come from another one.