About Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County California. It is a popular tourist destination with a mild climate.
In addition to being a popular tourist destination, it also holds a variety of other industries. Industries that include:
- A large service segment such as hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs
- Education offers 4 institutes of higher education
- Health care
- Arts and culture including performing arts and museums
- Countless parks and recreation areas
Santa Barbara’s need for water storage tanks
Being in California, Santa Barbara does not get as much rain as most of the US does. Therefore, it needs water storage tanks for drinking water, wastewater, and fire prevention or suppression.
Fire prevention and suppression is a must. Since the second half of the 20th century, there have been more wildfires in California. Fires that have affected Santa Barbara more than previously. These wildfires have destroyed countless homes and 1,000s of acres of land. California has put into law that all businesses have a plan for fire prevention and suppression. Those plans must include water storage tanks.
Rainwater harvesting is good for the environment as well as the municipality. Rainwater can be stored for irrigation of municipal gardens or fire prevention. Harvesting rainwater reduces soil erosion and contamination of drinking water too.
Agriculture needs to include irrigation for crops and drinking water for livestock. Crops such as fruits, vegetables, and even vineyards can all take advantage of having their own water storage tanks. These tanks are used for irrigation and fire prevention.
Why does Santa Barbara need tanks?
Santa Barbara like all other U.S. cities and municipalities needs clean drinking water. Steel tanks are great for drinkable water storage. They also work for wastewater and stormwater containment.
Depending on which type of water the tank will hold will determine the type of liner it will need. For fresh drinking water, it is vital that it not touch the inside of the tank, so the proper liner must be used.
- Fire prevention and suppression
- Storm drain collection
- Hospitality or service industry
- Medical and health care facilities
- Technological industry
What types of water storage tanks does Santa Barbara need?
No matter where you live or own a business in California you are required by law to have a fire prevention and suppression tank. The tank must be located on your property. This is especially true of rural areas where wildfires break out more frequently. During wildfire season a fire prevention tank can reduce the chances of a total loss to your property. Just call your local fire department to find out what size connections their equipment needs before you have a tank installed. That way if the fire department needs to hook to your tank they can. These tanks collect rainwater to help reduce fire-related losses.
Bolted steel tanks
These bolted steel tanks have been used for many years within several industries. The coating inside the tank makes it adaptable to various industries and products. The products this type of tank holds include:
- Drinking water
- Fire protection
- Bulk and dry goods
- Liquids for industrial manufacturing processes
Municipal drinking water supply
It is vital that municipalities have a source of fresh drinking water. The tanks for the city water supply come in various sizes up to 5,000,000 gallons.
On top of safe drinking water, the city also needs a wastewater containment tank. Wastewater must go to containment before treatment and after treatment. These tanks are often steel bolted tanks with the proper liner or coating in them.
There are many other sized tanks to choose from if you are using them in a residential setting.
Rain Harvesting Tanks
Rain harvesting tanks are often plastic but can also be bolted steel tanks. They are come in a variety of sizes that can be placed above or below ground. The size ranges from 130 gallons up to 4,995 Gallons.