Which water tank is best for your farm?
Your farm uses a lot of water. You need it for irrigation, for running your equipment and many other purposes, but where is that water going to come from? Your fields are probably located a long way from any mains water supply so the only way to store what you need is to use farm water tanks. Choosing the right water tank is important as it will be a major purchase and if you make the wrong choice and end up with a tank that stores the wrong type of water, or lacks sufficient capacity for your need then your business is going to suffer.
Choosing the right size farm water tanks
Size is the first factor that you need to address when selecting your farm water tanks. Do you need one large tank centrally located or would you prefer two smaller tanks at different locations on your property? Think about how much water you use during an average week. Does this vary significantly at different times of the year? It is always better to choose a tank that is a little bigger than you think you will need rather than choosing something too small and not having any water available when you need it.
How will your water be used?
Not all farm water tanks can be used to store every type of water. A tank used to store drinking water will be different to one that may be used to store water for irrigation purposes or for cooling machinery. If you are not sure whether a tank you are considering is right for you then you should talk to your supplier who will be able to suggest a suitable tank for your needs.
Where will your water tank be located?
Some farms like to have their water tanks where they can see them, while others prefer them out of sight under the ground. Knowing where your farm water tanks will be situated can suggest the most appropriate material for your tank. Water tanks can be made from steel, concrete, fibreglass or polyethylene. Not all types of tanks can be used both above and below ground so you will need to make a decision on the tank location before you commit to purchase. If there are reasons why you aren't certain about the location yet, or if you are considering moving the tank in the future then opt for a polyethylene tank. Polyethylene water tanks can store most types of water and they can be used both above and below ground. They are also light enough to be easily moved in the future if required.