Storage Tank crossword clue. 9 letters. Quick crossword in Australia newspaper on 2 June 2017.
The answer is RESERVOIR
Other possible answers are SILO for 4 letters, CISTERN for 7 letters, VAT for 3 letters.
Storage tanks are containers that hold liquids, compressed gases (gas tank; or in U.S.A “pressure vessel”, which is not typically labeled or regulated as a storage tank) or mediums used for the short- or long-term storage of heat or cold. The term can be used for reservoirs (artificial lakes and ponds), and for manufactured containers. The usage of the word tank for reservoirs is uncommon in American English but is moderately common in British English. In other countries, the term tends to refer only to artificial containers.
In the USA, storage tanks operate under no (or very little) pressure, distinguishing them from pressure vessels. Storage tanks are often cylindrical in shape, perpendicular to the ground with flat bottoms, and a fixed flangible or floating roof. There are usually many environmental regulations applied to the design and operation of storage tanks, often depending on the nature of the fluid contained within. Above ground storage tanks (AST) differ from underground (UST) storage tanks in the kinds of regulations that are applied