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How to choose a water tank?

How to choose a water tank?

How to choose a water tank?

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By Admin Posted On: Feb 22, 2019 at 06:38 PM

Saving water for the future is an extremely clever idea. When it is rainy and you have an excess of water supply, you can save it and use it later on when you might experience a shortage of water. This whole process is known as rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is a great idea which utilizes all those litres of water that would have just been wasted by running down the drain. Moreover when the maximum amount of the water that is used in households is actually for flushing the toilet, using rainwater makes much more sense. This saves millions of litres of water every year and also contributes to saving household money which can be utilized in other important things.

 

When you think about saving water, the first thing that should come to your mind is the amount of water that you need to save and the kind of tank that you will need to store the water. The way you plan to use the water is a fundamental factor in deciding the kind of tank you should get.

 

Size of the tank

Before buying the tank you need to accurately measure the amount of rainwater that gets caught on your roof and the amount of water that you will be requiring. These numbers will help you choose the best tank for you among all the other water tanks. In general, you should always go with a bigger tank as it will aid you a lot during the drier months of the year. Next, the shape of the tank is another concern. The shape you choose needs to fit the space available for it. Underground tanks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but the outdoor ones have a round or slim-line design.

 

Material

Water tanks are made in a variety of materials and you need to decide which one would suit your needs the best. Here are the most common materials that are used to make a tank:

 

  • Polyethylene or poly tanks are one of the most popular materials that are used to make a tank because they last a long time and are also quite cost-effective. As these tanks don’t rust, they are ideal even for places which experience a harsh climate and are around the ocean.

 

  • Metal tanks are made from flat-rolled metal or from corrugated metal which is galvanized or coated. When you are buying a large metal tank, you need to get one with a poly liner.

 

  • Fiberglass is another material that ensures that your tank doesn’t rust and has a long life. But the only problem with it is that it can be quite expensive.

 

  • Concrete tanks are also quite popular, but they are mainly used for underground purposes. They are popular in places where there is a risk of fire too. They don’t rust, burn, melt or get blown away, but they can also be expensive.

 

With all this information and by following the regulations in your area, you can buy the perfect tank for your purpose and start saving and harvesting water.