What are the types of rainwater tank?

Do you want to store the rain water and thereby get rid of water shortage issues during high temperature climatic conditions? Then it will be wise for you to install a rainwater tank in your home. Below have been discussed some of the different types of the above tanks that are generally installed in common households.

Tanks made of concrete are commonly found in various households.  These tanks are generally installed under the ground as it saves lots of space in the garden.  You can also opt for the metal ranks that come in various sizes.  You must install metal tanks that have been manufactured using aluminum in order to prevent rusting.

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Benefits of installing poly tanks or a Slimline tank for storing water

Talking about water tanks, at present there are a number of options and selections to choose from. The tanks can be differentiated in the form of shape, size, color and even the material which it is made up of. The old days huge concrete made tanks are now no more and various other water tanks such as poly tanks have taken place. The modern day tanks are made up of materials like plastic, metal and fiberglass and have a large number of benefits of getting installed.

A poly tank or a slimline tank is made up of such materials that makes the weight of the tanks less and hence can be carried easily from one place to another.These tanks are available in a number of sizes. The installation of the correct size of the tank can be selected depending upon the number of people staying in that particular building or also the space in the area where the tank has to be installed.These tanks are also available in a varied number of colors so that a person can select a tank matching his or her apartment color.The most important benefit of using these tanks is that they also come with insect filter and light color that prevents the contamination of water due to dust, insect or even sunlight. Also, they prevent the water from any type of chemical reactions.Finally, the materials of manufacturing the tanks are such that makes the tanks log lasting and capable of holding and storing water for much longer time.

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History of Water Tanks

All things in this world have its own origin or where it comes from or who made it?

All through history, wood, ceramic and stone have been utilized as water tanks. These were all commonly happening and synthetic and a few tanks are still in administration. The Indus Valley Civilization (3000–1500 BC) made utilization of storage facilities and water tanks. Medieval châteaux required water tanks for the guards to withstand an attack. A wooden water tank found at the Año Nuevo State Reserve (California) was restored to usefulness in the wake of being discovered totally congested with ivy. It had been inherent 1884.

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Purchasing Ideal Water Tanks

If you have been looking forward to purchase a water tank in the South Australian market, this is to allow you know that you will have a variety to choose from. In order to make a great purchase, consider South Australian Water Tanks. They are ideal tanks customized for the weather and the environment of South Australia. They are available for a variety of uses and are made of strong, long-lasting material. Make sure that you always go for a tank that is suitable for you. An ideal water tank is one whose size and shape maximizes on the available space, and the material is human-friendly that is does not contaminate the water.

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The downside of Underground Tank

Installing an underground tank has many benefits. Since it is underground, it can be hidden from sight and can help you save space. An underground tank is also protected from attacks, disasters and harsh environmental and weather conditions. Underground tanks are not perfect, though. It has a number of disadvantages. Among those are:

They are expensive. There are two costly aspects to this: the special form of a tank designed to be located underground and the process of putting it underground. All of these require a relatively high cost compared to the aboveground version.Installing it takes time. If you want to use aboveground tank, all you have to do is purchase one and place it somewhere you want. Underground tanks are not as easy. You have to bury it underground, ruin your structures aboveground in the process and restoring them after the tanks are installed.

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Rainwater Collection in Melbourne during Storm

While rainwater is collected from roofs during normal days, rain water is collected off drains during drains. Instead of being a problem, Melbourne has diverted rainwater collected through storm rain into use.

The process of collecting rainwater involves:

Harvest. Rainwater from drains is collected with Melbourne water or council asses as the source.Storage. Rainwater collected from storm is temporarily stored in Melbourne water tanks, which could either be aboveground or below ground.Treatment. Although storm water is not used for drinking, it is still treated to reduce its pollution level and the pathogens. If it is desired to be used for drinking, however, series of stricter treatment process is instituted to ensure the quality of the water and to reduce or eliminate any health risk.Distribution. More common areas of distribution of rainwater include wetlands, sporting facilities, industrial plants, parks and gold courses.

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Poly Tanks vs. Conventional Metal Tanks

To prolong its life, conventional metal tanks are made of stainless steel, which can, at some degree, resist rusting and corrosion. This property, however, is not permanent and metals are still subject to their inherent attribute to react with substances that requires and strips off electron from a metal.

However, metals can only resist corrosion as much. They are only ideal materials that have limited exposure to chemicals or to water with below or than neutral pH. In tanks where water with dissolved ions is kept for a long time, stainless steels eventually react to water—some are even dissolved and are ingested if the water content of the tank is used for drinking.

poly water tanks are safer alternatives because they are lightweight, they cost less and does not react to most chemicals even at temperatures above melting point. They also have a durability that is comparable to the metal and lasts many years longer.

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Making Rainwater Safe for Drinking

More and more countries, especially those which have low pollution levels and low pollen, mold and contaminants counts are collecting rain through rainwater tanks for drinking. This is because in these areas, rainwater is generally considered free from contaminants and harmful chemicals and is safe for drinking.

For the rest of the world, however, rainwater cannot be consumed unless the water passes through water treatment or certain processes to render it safe. The simplest way to prepare water for drinking is by boiling it to kill the harmful organisms in it and to filter it. There are home water filtration kits and pitchers that could be used to perform a simple filtration method that could easily remove impurities such as molds, dusts, chemicals and pollen.

Acid rains are never an issue since water is naturally made neutral in the presence of dissolve minerals. Unless otherwise there is a volcanic activity which sends out tons of volcanic ash in the atmosphere, rainwater, even acid rain, could be treated with the aforementioned processes and render them safe for drinking afterwards.

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Plastic tanks Vs. Stainless Steel Tanks

Plastic tanks are made of the safest form of plastic, polyethylene, which has undergone processes and has been added with chemicals to be functional as a tank.

It is said to be literally and figuratively lightweight. It is the cheapest of all industrial tanks. It is good for household use except that is becomes a perfect place for algae, mold and bacteria, when stored in a warm and dark place due to the plastic softener used in its molding process. Shortly, it means it is not safe for storage of drinking water.

Stainless steel, on the other hand is said to be very safe that people even place some in their mouths on—spoon, braces, etc. Therefore, it is safe for storage of water for many purposes including drinking. Although it costs almost twice the price of plastic tanks, the stainless steel tanks’ service would last definitely decades longer than the life span of the former.

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Water Tower Design

In designing a water tank, various factors need to be taken into consideration such as the stability of the tank, the quality and durability of materials to be used, the type of water it will hold, the elevation and the location of the tank.

Furthermore, the structural design of the legs of the tower needs to be based upon the size of the tank and the amount of water (hence the mass) it will hold.

The stability and the durability of the water tower greatly depend on how the design is based upon the volume of water it can support. In order to determine the capacity of the tank, analysis based on the graphical plot of the hourly pumping and the mass diagram must be performed. The calculated demand and the hourly demands (off-peak and peak) must also be taken into consideration as well as the future projections for such.

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