Installing a rain water storage tank is advantageous to any homeowner, since the additional supply of water gives liberty to utilize water as they please and be free from any water restrictions.
Below are a number of tips that will be of great importance when it comes to purchasing water tanks;
Selecting the water storage tank
There are a number of factors to put into consideration when making a decision to buy a water tank. Some of these factors include:
The size of the water tank
If you are planning to use the water for cleaning and gardening only, then you will probably need a smaller tank.
On the other hand, if you plan on using the water for all household purposes, a larger tank will do.
There are different tanks, which hold varying volumes of water available in the market thus the choice as far as size is concerned will depend on your requirements.
The design of the storage tank
Water tanks come in different shapes and designs – what you choose mostly depends on your requirements, personal taste and preference as well as the space available.
The design you choose will also depend on the location in which you want to install your water tank.
If you want the water tank underground, get a tank that is made of ideal material for underground storage.
For those who want to install the tank on the rooftop, poly tanks are the most ideal since they are light weight and don’t exert any extra pressure on the ceiling.
The pressure pump
Water stored in the tank has to be delivered to the various places that you intend to use the water.
It is therefore important to consider the type of pumping system you will employ to convey this water.
Are you using a pumping based system or are you employing the gravity fed transportation system?
Underground tanks require a pumping system while elevated tanks will require the gravity fed transportation system.
There are a number of styles and designs of water tanks available in the market today with new models being innovated with each passing day.
The most common type of water tanks in most home are the poly tanks.
This is because these tanks are considerably cheaper compared to its counterparts. The tanks also come with a lot of other desirable features that make them quite popular.
Some of these features include; availability in varied shapes, colours and designs, durability, anti-corrosive and the fact that they are lightweight.
Recently, there are a lot of major advancements made to water tanks, the most recent development being the creation of a rubber water storage tank bladder.
This provides additional support along the walls to prevent bursting and leakage. It also makes it very flexible, durable and very portable allowing installation underground very simple and also making the maintenance process simple.
Richard has been in the rainwater tank business for twenty years and he’s also managing his company, TD Rainwater Tanks, in Sydney, Australia.
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