Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

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 How to Harvest Rainwater

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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 Why Harvest Rainwater

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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?

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

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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?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 3:14:01 PM / by Calvin Symington posted in Water Tank Buyers Guide

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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?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 5:48:58 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Drinking from Water Tanks

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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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Plastic Water Tanks: Does the color matter?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 5:38:09 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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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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Will Algae Grow in your Water Storage Tanks? [Infographic]

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 3:25:53 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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Water storage tanks can often be exposed to extreme sunlight which encourages algae growth. This quickly leads to polluted water that cannot come in contact with a human or an animal without causing harm or sickness. This would include everyday applications such as drinking, washing the clothes, playing in sprinklers on a hot summers day. The bottom line is, once algae grows in your water storage tanks, the water basically becomes useless if you are a long way from a water source.

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Quick Guide: How to Install a Water Storage Tank

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 1:00:10 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Installing a Water Storage Tank

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Once you have purchased your water tank, the next step to consider is how are you going to install it. There are several best practices that need to be considered to ensure your water storage tank is in a safe position. You also should be concerned about how you will be using it. This factor influences what tools you will need and whether you can do this by yourself.

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3 Ways to Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 9:31:15 AM / by Calvin Symington posted in Eliminate Algae Growth in Water Tanks

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Water storage is becoming more and more important to the environment. Water is the most important natural resource we have, so harvesting and storing rainwater to preserve it, is a must. One of the most common problems you will run into when storing rainwater is the algae growth in water tanks . The presence of algae growth in water tanks will make your harvested water nearly unusable. Algae is a bacteria that can carry toxins that are harmful to animals, humans,and plants.
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NSF Approved Water Storage Tanks: Is this important?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2016 10:25:39 AM / by Calvin Symington posted in Rain Harvesting Laws and Regulations

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Water storage is a growing concern in the United States. In fact, in some states laws make it mandatory that farms and ranches must have a supply of potable water on hand at all times. This has created a demand for NSF approved water storage tanks across the country.
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