Realising the Benefits of Storing Rainwater with Commercial or Residential Tanks
Storing rainwater is, perhaps, an underrated practice considering the massive potential of having it at your disposal. Maybe you are worried about cleanliness or upkeep but the companies that design water storing tanks design them to eliminate both of these things.
Storage tanks are made out of concrete so there is essentially no maintenance or upkeep. The water is stored in a completely neutral environment and kept clean.
What Exactly Are These Tanks for?
If you are creative, you can find plenty of uses but there are several key reasons to have one that both commercial and residential areas take advantage of.
- Effective Against Flooding: Most of the time, flooding occurs because rainwater has nowhere to collect. Installing one of these tanks allows for excess rainwater storage, ultimately decreasing the risk of flooding.
- Collecting Rainwater for Other Reasons: Additionally, storing rainwater gives you access to an abundance of free water that’s clean and untreated. Given that water is such a precious resource, having this access is an incredible opportunity. The water stored in the concrete tanks is closed off from sunlight, eliminating the chance for algae growth and contamination. Often times commercial properties store water for emergencies such as fires as well.
- Other Storage Reasons: You don’t have to store water. These are your tanks and you can use them however you want. They can be turned into some kind of storage room if placed underground. Companies typically provide durable enough covers that you would be able to drive over it. Another commercial use for these tanks would be for storing dangerous chemicals. Concrete can withstand extensive wear and tear so any chemicals would be safely stored.
These tanks are designed to last for years and years with minimal to zero maintenance. They can be completely sealed off to bugs, dirt, and algae, among other things, so they are ideal for water storage.
They Come in Various Sizes
You don’t have to buy an industrial-sized tank for your backyard. You can find a more practical tank size for domestic purpose.
Typical tanks range from 10,000 to 2.5 million litres.
They Can Be Completely Hidden
You will have the option to have your tank installed either above ground or below ground and it will likely depend on your intended use.
Frequent users of rainwater occasionally have tanks installed above a building, which allows the rainwater to collect and drain.
For Remote Locations
Those who live in more remote locations with little access to public water would derive much benefit from installing a tank, though they may need permission.
It doesn’t matter if you are a business or a homeowner; these tanks are universally beneficial.