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Answering a Few Questions About Water Storage Tanks

Having a water storage tank on your property can result in a noticeable decrease in your home's water bills as you can use collected rainwater for watering your lawn or garden and install plumbing from a water tank to the home for flushing toilets. You can also add purifiers or filters to a plumbing system so that the rainwater you collect is cleaned and ready for drinking, cooking and showering. If you're thinking of getting a rainwater storage tank for your property, note a few questions you might have about their use and about storing water in general so you can learn if this is a good choice for you.

Can you drink rainwater?

You don't want to simply drink rainwater. Rainwater picks up pollution from the air and other debris, and sitting water may also become home to insects that lay eggs on its surface as well as other contaminants. If you want to use rainwater for drinking, always invest in a purifier or filter of some sort.

What is potable water?

Potable water is water that is safe for drinking. It's important to know this phrase as some water tanks are made specifically for holding potable water. These tanks help prevent algae growth and bacteria from forming in the water. If you want to treat the rainwater you collect and use it for drinking, cooking or bathing, be sure you choose a tank meant for potable water.

What is the difference between an above-ground and underground tank?

An underground tank needs to be very strong in order to resist the weight of the dirt around it. It also needs to be made of a material that won't absorb moisture from surrounding soil. However, underground tanks often don't need to be insulated, as the ground usually has a consistent temperature year-round and isn't likely to allow water in the tank to freeze. An above-ground tank might be more lightweight, but if you want to store water year-round, the tank will need to be insulated so that stored water doesn't freeze in winter.

What is ozone?

Ozone refers to activated oxygen, and this material works as a natural purifier. Many water tank owners use ozone instead of chlorine to purify rainwater, as ozone is healthier and also doesn't have any strong odours like chlorine. If you're looking to collect rainwater for drinking and don't want to ingest chlorine or want to avoid a bleach smell on your property, consider an ozone purifier instead.

Among these other choices, you'll also need to consider tank size. Whether you need a 10000 litre water tank or something larger or smaller can be determined with the help of a water tank manufacturing and installation company.