Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

6 Helpful Tips: Preparing a Base for a Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2018 6:47:12 AM / by Rick Weisberg posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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Taking the time to prepare a proper base for your water storage tank or rain harvesting tank is critical. I have heard horror stories of people's water tanks splitting and losing a lot of water due to the fact that they did not prepare their base correctly. In this article, you will learn the popular base types and which to choose for your application.

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Customer Story: Saving the Caves

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2018 2:00:35 PM / by Jim Arnot posted in Customer Story

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Deep in the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains – Southern Arizona, sit the most protected water-filled caves in America. Keeping them natural is no easy task. A solution to conserving thousands of gallons of cave water has been discovered.

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How to Add an Overflow Outlet to a Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 8:17:17 AM / by Rick Weisberg posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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I have installed many overflow systems on water storage tanks. While learning the best process, I have also learnt what not to do. Watch my easy-to-follow 6-step guide on how to add an overflow system to your rainwater tank. With the right tools on hand and the correct method, this task is very simple.

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Plastic Water Tanks: Does the color matter?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 4:38:00 PM / by Matthew Firth

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This is an important question to ask yourself if you are concerned about the purity of your water. Water tanks come in many shapes and sizes. They are used for many applications across the country providing an extra water source in a time of need. Drier states like Texas, Arizona and California use plastic water tanks as an emergency backup plan. Believe it or not, for some farmers and ranchers, this is their only source of fresh water.

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

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 7:30:01 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 9:54:45 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Rain Harvesting System

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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 7:40:18 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing a Water Storage 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 6:50:51 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 7:09:41 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Water Tank

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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 3:13:02 PM / by Jim Arnot posted in Harvesting Rainwater

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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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