Water Storage & Rain Harvesting

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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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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Plastic Water Tanks: Does the color matter?

[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]

[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

[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

[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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