What Are The Uses of Water Trucks?

Updated: Nov 8

When your business requires a water delivery or dust control truck, getting quality equipment you can count on is essential to get the job done right. Engine & Accessory offers a complete line of quality tank trucks serving the water delivery and dust control industries.



Water trucks have many uses in construction and mining, farming, residential use, and emergency water supply. Let's dive right in.

  • Construction and mining: Excavation projects raise dust and make working conditions hazardous for workers. Water trucks come in to tamp down and control the dust. Another undertaking is soil compaction which is necessary to create a flat and even ground surface on which roads and buildings can be built.

  • Farming: Dry spells (a period of dry weather) can have devastating effects on crops and livestock. Water trucks are the most effective way to transport water to parched fields to water plants and trees until the dry spell is over.

  • Residential use: Water delivery companies use trucks to transport potable and non-potable water wherever needed. For example, the water can be used to fill pools, ponds, and water tanks.

  • Emergency water supply: Water trucks are often called to provide safe drinking water to communities affected by natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Clean drinking water is essential to rehabilitating the affected community and is a big part of emergency management work.


Custom-Built Water Truck


“No kidding: There are two reasons why you should never drink toilet water. Number one. And number two.”

Let's dive a little deeper into the design process. The first step is choosing a chassis model from Mack, International, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Ford, or Hino. The second step is determining tank capacity, which ranges from 1,000 to 5,000 gallons in a single or multiple compartments, and deciding the tank material, which can be constructed from stainless steel or aluminum. The third and final step is to choose the pumping equipment and spray nozzles, which can be mounted on the tank's front, rear, top, or side.


Standard features include:

  • Elliptical tank design.

  • Air-operated controls.

  • Water monitors.

  • Centrifugal-style pump.

  • Control panel installed in the cabin of chassis.

  • Heavy-duty bumpers.

  • Jeep-style fenders.

  • Sight tubes.

  • LED lights.

  • Hose reels.

  • Spray heads.

  • Spray bars.

  • Remote control monitors for spraying options.

Engine & Accessory has your turnkey, affordable tank truck solution from design to manufacturing to customer support. Our custom-designed water trucks have a wide range of features and an array of options that can be customized to ensure you get what you need for your particular industry. Engine & Accessory's years of experience in the industry have proven to be a dominant force in water trucks, tank trucks, and chassis. Call us today at (305) 573-2268 to learn more.

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