I want to get some second opinons on what would be the acceptable loading for the roof of a water tank. Normally I would think that the Roof Live Loads or Snow Loads as specified in AWWA and ASCE would be used. However I have seen some situations where because the roof is accessible by ladder the ASCE live load for promenades of 60 psf was used. Is this reasonable? My roof snow loads in this area are only going to be around 25 psf so I will be more than doubling the design load on my tank roof.
Just curoius on how everyone else is handling this.
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