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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.