Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

Rain Harvesting Plumbing: Wet vs Dry Systems

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2017 7:50:51 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Harvesting System

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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?

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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What type of Water Tank is best for rainwater harvesting?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 5:10:21 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Algae Resistant Water Tank, Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Tank

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There are a couple of important questions you should ask yourself when purchasing a water storage tank for rainwater harvesting. These questions will help you make the right decision without regrets. Let's face it. Purchasing a water tank is a big investment so it's only worth doing it right the first time. Before I answer these questions, I want to tell you about all the styles of water tanks there are available for harvesting rainwater.

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What size Rainwater Harvesting Tank should you buy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 3:14:01 PM / by Calvin Symington posted in Helpful Tips, Rainwater Harvesting

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Rainwater harvesting is a growing concern throughout states across USA where temperatures reach scorching heights for many months of the year. Throughout the long hot summers, water is often scarce but needed for everyday operations. It has been proven for many years that rainwater harvesting is the most cost effective and efficient way to store water for your household or business water needs.
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Can you drink from Plastic Water Storage Tanks?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 5:48:58 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Helpful Tips, Water Tank Facts, Stop Algae Growth

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Common questions asked in the water tank industry often relate to how pure can your water remain. This is an obvious consideration when you are using your plastic water tanks for everyday family applications. Plastic water storage tanks are used in many ways around a home, ranch or even a construction site. Water storage tanks are mainly manufactured with plastic which is an industry-proven advantage because of its strength. This concept has been around for many years supporting homeowners and ranchers with an extra pure water source they can rely on.

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