Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

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 Algae Growth in Water Tanks, Helpful Tips, Water Tank Color

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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 Algae Growth in Water Tanks, Helpful Tips, Water Tank Facts, Stop Algae Growth

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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 Helpful Tips, Water Storage Tanks, How To Tip

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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 Algae Growth in Water Tanks, Helpful Tips

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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 Water Tank Regulations, Stop Algae Growth

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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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