To say we’re living in troubling times is an understatement. 2020 has been disastrous for so many families, and we can only hope that things get better in the coming year. However, one thing this year has taught us is the importance of being prepared. With all the uncertainty around what’s coming next, you need to have emergency plans in place to keep you and our family safe. While we can’t give you all the answers, we can tell you how to ensure you and your family have access to a clean source of water for the foreseeable future. We’re here to talk to you about water storage tanks.
Why would I want a water storage tank?
You are probably asking yourself: “Why would I need a water storage tank?”. The answer is not so simple. Let’s take a look at some situations where you may not want to rely on other water supplies:
- No Access – In some cases, you might not have access to a clean water supply. Maybe you live far away from the nearest city, or maybe you live out on a farm and need more water than a regular household might need. Water storage tanks can be a great solution here.
- Dirty Water – Across the U.S. there have been horror stories of contaminated public water sources forcing many to be stuck without water (the most notable example is Flint, MI, but this is, unfortunately, becoming a much more widespread problem across the U.S.).
- Sustainability – While you can get by using bottled water, it isn’t the best option for sustainability purposes. There are a lot of environmental problems caused by plastic water bottle consumption. A lot of water storage tanks are made with sustainability in mind. When you use a water storage tank you’re saving trips to the grocery store and the environment at the same time!
- Money – It’s safe to say that we all hate bills. But what if you could cut down or completely eliminate your water bill? With a water tank, this is within the realm of possibility. Not needing to use your municipal water supply can save you a lot of money in the long run. Now obviously a storage tank will cost money too, but as long as you get a tank that is durable and low maintenance your purchase can prove to be a wise investment.
What kind of tank would I get?
If you’re reading this you may not be an expert on all the different types of water storage tanks that are out there. Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for! Here are some different tanks you’d want to look at if you are looking for a consistent water supply:
Carbon Welded Steel Tanks: One of the most flexible storage tanks out there, the carbon welded steel tank is a favorite for potable water purposes. These tanks can be made to hold as little as 1000 gallons or as much as 3 million gallons. The coatings that we provide for these tanks make them durable and prevent corrosion.
Polyethylene Tanks: Polyethylene (a fancy way of saying plastic) tanks are great for those on a budget. They often hold less water than their steel counterparts, but they are much cheaper and easier to move around when necessary. This is a great option if you are looking to gather an emergency water supply through rainwater harvesting.
Steel Core Corrugated Steel Tanks: Corrugated steel tanks are one of the most durable tanks you can get. We are a premier dealer in Steel Core tanks which are engineered to stand up to winds of up to 140 mph, up to zone 4 of seismic activity, and snow loads of 50 pounds per square foot. These are perfect if you have to deal with ugly weather on a regular basis.
Pillow Tanks: Just like the name implies, pillow tanks look a lot like huge fluffy pillows full of water. Some of the advantages they offer include easy setup (can be set up by just one person), flexible storage (can be moved around easily), and are cheaper than anything you’ll find. The only downside is that they can be pretty bulky and you might need some space to be able to put one up.
Folding Tanks: Similar to a pillow tank, a folding tank looks almost like an above ground pool. These tanks are another cheap and mobile alternative to a standard water storage tank. Our foldable tanks are designed with straps and protectors to help even one person set up the tank safely. But just because they are convenient doesn’t mean they aren’t effective. These tanks can hold anywhere from 600 to 5000 gallons of water.
Why Choose Us?
We hope that we’ve piqued your interest, but we’re sure some skeptics out there are still asking why you should choose us. Here are just a few reasons:
No Hidden Costs and Fees: We’ve often heard complaints that other storage tank dealers offer low prices but then add in all sorts of fees or increased costs for any changes to the order. We want to make it crystal clear to you how much you will pay and will not hide any costs from you. Our quotes on any tank include materials, appurtenances, delivery, engineering, and construction costs.
Compliant Designs: All of our tanks are AWWA D103-09 and NFPA 22 compliant. You can be sure that when you buy our tanks that all local, municipal, state, and national rules and regulations will be followed to the letter.
Meeting all your needs: Everyone’s situations are different, and we are a huge proponent of utilizing customization to meet different circumstances. We offer a wide variety of liners, coatings, installation methods, and accessories to ensure that the tank we provide clients is perfect for their needs. Not only do we have a wide variety of tanks available, but we also offer other products our clients have needed such as mezzanines (catwalks), insulation systems, and more. We always make sure our clients have everything they need for whatever their storage needs are.
Interested in buying a tank from us? Want to learn more? Please feel free to call us at 888-672-6995 or visit us at www.nationalstoragetank.com.