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? 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.
There are several ways to use the rainwater you collect in your rainwater fiberglass storage tank. Some of which are:
There is several benefit to rainwater harvesting. They include:
Rainwater harvesting is essential for water conservation. However, the stored rainwater must be used otherwise there is no conservation.
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.
Fiberglass tanks from Fiberglass Tank Solutions are in use in several locations for rainwater harvesting. These places include the following:
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.
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.