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Rainwater Collection

Our Inventory Of Underground Rainwater Collection Tanks

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Diameter
Nominal Capacity (GAL)
Actual Capacity (GAL)
ST. Wall Length
Overall Length
Estimated Weight (LBS)
Strap Quantity
Line Drawing
5-ft
5000
5145
34'-0"
35'-9"
1674
4
PDF
6-ft
5000
5055
22'-8"
25'-0"
1555
4
PDF
6-ft
10000
10149
46' 9"
49' 1"
2926
6
8-ft
5000
5132
12'-0"
14'-9"
1870
2
PDF
8-ft
10000
10396
26'-0"
28'-9"
3570
4
8-ft
15000
14908
38'-0"
40'-9"
5103
6
8-ft
20000
20173
52'-0"
54'-9"
6879
6
10 FT
10000
10612
16'-0"
19'-9"
3295
4
10 FT
15000
15312
24'-0"
27'-9"
4519
6
10 FT
20000
20012
32'-0"
35'-9"
5744
6
10 FT
25000
25887
42'-0"
45'-9"
7275
8
10 FT
30000
30587
50'-0"
53'-9"
8593
10
10 FT
35000
35288
58'-0"
61'-9"
9818
10
10 FT
40000
39988
66'-0"
69'-9"
11043
12
12-ft
10000
10543
10'-0"
14'-7"
4198
4
12-ft
15000
15600
16'-0"
20'-7"
5675
6
12-ft
20000
20666
22'-0"
26'-7"
7152
6
12-ft
25000
25733
28'-0"
32'-7"
8780
8
12-ft
30000
30800
34'-0"
38' 7''
10257
10
12-ft
35000
35022
39' 0''
43' 7''
11583
10
12-ft
40000
40089
45' 0''
49' 7''
13211
12
12-ft
45000
45156
51' 0''
55' 7''
14688
14
12-ft
50000
50223
57' 0''
61' 7''
16316
16-18

Water is the most important resource we have. Without water everything would die. However, between pollution and changing weather patterns fresh water is become less available. So, we need to employ rainwater collection to help preserve our natural resource for drinking water.

People have been collecting rainwater for thousands of years. We can never be sure which civilization started rainwater collection. But we can trace it back to 2000 BC in India, Mesopotamia, China, and modern day Israel.

Ancient civilizations collected rain in clay basins formed from a large rock. As time moved forward, people used barrels and cisterns. Cisterns were located underground and could store from 10,000 to 50,000 gallons. 

Today many cities still use reservoirs or lakes that go through a local water treatment plant before being sent to the customers. For those who are in rural areas and do not have access to city water, rainwater collection tank

Tanks for rural areas and farming now have covers to keep out contamination from pollution and animals. It can be filtered for irrigation and livestock watering. Using extra filtering it is fine for people to drink.

There have been many upgrades to rainwater harvesting today. Upgrades that ensure clean drinking water as well as water for livestock and plants. These new systems offer clean drinking water, high pressure flow, and large capacity storage.

How much rainwater can you harvest?

How much rainwater can you harvest? The answer to that question just may surprise you. It depends on the square footage of collection area you have. For example, 550 gallons can be saved for 1,000 square feet of surface per inch of rain. You can get even more if you have a large industrial or shopping complex providing more than 1,000 square feet of collection surface.

How can you use harvested rainwater?

There are several ways to use the rainwater you collect in your rainwater fiberglass storage tank. Some of which are:

  • Irrigation or sprinkler system
  • Fire prevention
  • Watering livestock
  • Filtering for drinking
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Can be used to wash cars or pets
  • Flushing toilets
  • Showers
There are many good uses for the rainwater harvested with the right system. Add to those the benefits of rainwater collection and it is a win, win.

What are the benefits of harvesting rainwater?

There is several benefit to rainwater harvesting. They include:

  • Reduces storm water runoff which keeps pesticides and other pollutants out of the groundwater
  • Stops soil erosion which keeps the plant life healthy
  • Lowers monthly water bills
  • Provides a source of water in areas where water sources are scarce or non-existent
  • Because rainwater is not hard water you will use less soap for laundry, dishwashers, showers, etc. Meaning you spend less on those products. It also reduces the scale build up in household appliances
  • Harvested rainwater when filtered and cleaned for drinking taste better. That is because it does not contain all the chemicals that city water does such as fluoride and chlorine

Rainwater harvesting is essential for water conservation. However, the stored rainwater must be used otherwise there is no conservation.

What type of rainwater collection tank system is best?

Rainwater collection tanks can be set above aground or underground. The rainwater that is collected during rainfall can be stored in these tanks. That stored water can be given out later for use.

The best tanks for this type of operation are fiberglass tanks made by Fiberglass Tank Solutions. Their tanks provide small tanks that sit on top of the ground or multiple underground tank systems.

The tanks that FTS build are a one piece tank that has all the inside plumbing systems, pump stands, and entry risers suitable to your rainwater collection purpose. These arrangements are also qualified for industrial use under the NSF350 C standard. The NSF350 C is the accepted model for water reuse by international plumbing code authorities. Also, by the LEED green grading system for residences, drawing, and manufacturing.

Fiberglass offers larger capacities and stronger than plastic tanks. They are far less likely to leak or allow any contamination in to the rainwater you harvest. That means you do not have to worry about covers failing or animal pollutants of urine or feces. You also won’t have to worry about bacteria, mold, mildew growing in your rainwater collection tanks.

Where have these tanks been used for rainwater collection?

Fiberglass tanks from Fiberglass Tank Solutions are in use in several locations for rainwater harvesting. These places include the following:

  • Dallas Kelsey, TX
  • Cumming, GA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • New Orleans, LA

All five of those places have in use either above ground or underground rainwater collection tank systems. They provide extra water for irrigation of public spaces and public water fountain features in city parks, and fire prevention, etc. That saves water from groundwater sources. The rainwater can also be filtered and cleaned then added to the public drinking supply in times of need.

Where can you purchase your fiberglass rainwater collection tank?

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You can purchase your fiberglass rainwater collection tank(s) systems from an authorized dealer of FTS tanks. We offer installation. We also will answer all your questions regarding the fiberglass rainwater collection tank and systems.

Tell us what your goal is and we can help you determine just what size of tank(s) you need. We can also advise you on if you should use an above ground or underground tank system.

Contact us today if you have any questions or if you are ready to purchase your tank(s) system.