Long-term Benefits of Rainwater Tanks
The initial investment in a rain water tank may be high but once installed, it has many long term benefits. You will have a continuous supply of water for many years and all you have to pay for is the city drinking water supply. Rest of your water needs can be fulfilled by rain water harvesting.
With a few filters and pumps, you can ensure that the water storing inside the tank is free from floating particles and impurities. The maintenance procedure is also simple. And the most important is that you help save water.
If space is a constraint, you can get an underwater rain water tank installed. Both the types have their own share of advantages and disadvantages.
Material used for manufacturing of tank
The standard Rainwater Tanks are available in four different material types: polyethylene tanks, metal tanks, fiber glass tanks and concrete tanks. Tanks manufactured by different companies don’t vary much in their properties as these are manufactured according to some set standards. Every material type has its own advantage. Polyethylene and metal tanks are the most commonly used rain water tanks.
They are light, cheap and easy to transport and install. They are resistant to most of the climatic changes. They come in various sizes, shapes and colors.
Concrete tanks are usually built during building/house construction. These keep the water inside cool in spite of the varying weather. Fiber glass tanks are costlier than others but it is resistant to temperature changes, rusting and algal growth.