Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

How to Connect a Water Tank to Your Roof for Rain Harvesting

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 8:30:01 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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To harvest or collect rainwater from your house or shed roof, you must have your rainwater tank connected properly. There are several tricks to learn to ensure you filter your water correctly before it enters your tank. In this quick how-to article, I will explain how easy connecting a water tank is when you follow the right procedure and have the right tools. The ultimate goal is to make sure the water entering your tank is as clean as possible.

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How Much Does A Water Collection System Cost?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2018 10:54:45 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Water Collection System Cost

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There are many types of rain harvesting systems available. Finding the right one to fit your requirements is often challenging, especially when you have a budget and you don't know what a complete system costs. In this article, you will get a basic idea of how much popular rain harvesting systems cost to setup from start to finish. Although there are a lot of options to choose from, this guide will make it much simpler to make the right decisions.

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Quick Guide: How to Install an Underground Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2018 8:40:18 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing an Underground Water Tank

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Installing an underground water storage tank is simple when you have the right tools for the job. In this article, you will learn a simple 6-step installation method that includes an explanation of the recommended materials and machinery to be used. Using the correct backfill material to bury a poly tank is particularly important as it will lengthen the life of the tank. Because these tanks are getting buried, you must also be extra cautious about where you are installing them.

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Rain Harvesting Plumbing: Wet vs Dry Systems

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2017 7:50:51 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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When installing a rain harvesting system, the hardest part to plan is how your plumbing is going to be configured. In this article, you will learn about two popular ways to plumb your water storage tanks so you can harvest rain water the right way. These plumbing configurations are called 'Dry' systems and 'Wet' systems. I decided to gather all the pros and cons of each plumbing configuration to help you make the right decision for your setup.

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Can Water Storage Tanks be Buried?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 8:09:41 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Water Storage Tanks, Water Tank Facts

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Yes. However, a tank that is going to be buried must be built to allow the pressure of the surrounding dirt. In this article, you will learn about two different types of water storage tanks and how they are built to withstand different pressures. You will discover the facts about tanks that can be buried and tanks that can't. It's important you know what a water tank needs to make it safe to install underground.

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4 Fact-Based Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2017 4:13:02 PM / by Jim Arnot posted in Rainwater Harvesting

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The rain harvesting concept is growing because of the increasing concern for water in drier climates. Because this industry is still new, there are a lot of theories published to convince people to harvest more rain water. In fact, there are still a lot of government grants available to help encourage residents to collect water when it rains. After conducting a lot of research, I have located four fact-based reasons why rain harvesting is important.

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5 Components Every Rainwater Harvesting System Must Include

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 10:49:11 AM / by Calvin Firth posted in Helpful Tips, Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Harvesting System

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There are many components that you can include on your rain harvesting system. However, knowing what is important will help you set up a complete system that fits your budget. A rain collection package can sometimes add up to be quite expensive. To help you save installation time and money, I have recommended five key components of a rainwater harvesting system that will keep your water as clean as possible.

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How Popular Roof Materials Stack up for Rain Harvesting

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 9:51:17 AM / by Greg Firth posted in Rainwater Harvesting, Comparison

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When you are harvesting rainwater, there many things you need to consider to ensure your water stays as clean as possible. One popular concern is if the roof on your house or shed is suitable for rain harvesting. In this article, I researched 5 popular types of roofs and gave my recommendations on how each of them compare. Although any roof will work, there are some risks you should know about.

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5 Ways to Keep Leaves Out of Your Rainwater Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 9:28:54 AM / by Jim Arnot posted in Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Harvesting Tank, Water Storage

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Rainwater harvesting systems are a great idea, and relatively simple to set up. But debris and contamination can be a problem. In this article, we discuss why it is important to keep leaves and bugs out of your tank. When leaves collect in your water after falling off the tree, they will decompose and therefore pose as a threat to the quality of your water (not to mention fueling algae growth). Bugs like mosquitoes carry diseases and they also breed in stagnant water.

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Ultimate Guide: How to Harvest Rainwater

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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 12:30:43 PM / by Jim Arnot posted in Rainwater Harvesting, Water Storage, Water Tanks

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With the lack of water supply and the cost of water these days, many are asking themselves, "Would it be worth it for me to catch and use the rain water falling on my roof"? If that's you, you've come to the right place. However, first we must understand the correct way to get set up your rainwater harvesting system to get the most out of it and to avoid mistakes that could waste your time and money.

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