For many of us when we think of capturing storm (or rain) water, we think of barrels located at the four corners of homes or buildings. Rain barrels are mostly used for watering private flower and vegetable gardens.
But did you know that today storm water or grey water capture and storage can help our planet in different ways.
Capturing storm water is an excellent way to conserve our most precious resource.
With the newer systems of collection and filtering it is much easier to clean storm water for drinking water.
Tanks can be above ground or underground. Fiberglass tanks are the best choice for storm or grey water collection and treatment. That is because they are an airtight one piece tank.
If you plan to use storm or grey water to filter for drinking water it will require a couple of tanks. The first tank will capture the storm water and allow the sediment to settle to the bottom. The next tank will take the pumped water from the first tank and allow it to settle before moving it to the treatment plant.
This system of stages through several tanks removes the sediment and heavy pollutants out of the water. Then it can be filtered and treated again at the water plant making it clean drinkable water. This is extremely important to places that do not get much rain during the year. The extra storm water being returned to creeks and rivers can provide clean water to areas that do not get much rain.
Approximately 550 gallons of storm water can be captured and stored for every 1,000 square feet of collection surface per inch of rain. When you consider all the collection surfaces around the community that is a lot of water than can be cleaned for drinking water.
Some of this water can be used as irrigation water for public spaces and private gardens.
The reduction of soil erosion means that grass, trees, and other plant life will continue to grow and produce oxygen that people breathe. It will help reduce greenhouse gases which will help the planet regulate the temperature better. It is a win, win situation.
There are several types of tanks that can be used for storm water collection. However, the best tank is fiberglass tanks that can be placed either above ground or underground.
The reason that fiberglass storm water tanks are the best choice is because they are an airtight one piece unit. This ensures they do not leak. They also won’t allow pollution or animal byproducts such as urine or feces in.
Fiberglass Tank Solutions create the best fiberglass tanks for storm water or grey water collection and storage.
The fiberglass tanks that Fiberglass Tank Solutions create are special because of the way they are made.
They are a one piece unit, made of fiberglass and special resin to make them airtight. You never have to worry about leaks or anything getting into the tank. They can be custom ordered to fit your application. You can also have other options created into the tank such as valves, drain holes, and more.
These tanks are great for above or below ground storage and process tanks. Using them for storm or grey water collection and processing makes it an easy reliable process.
They can be purchased for 15,000 gallons or up to 650,000 gallons. You can also add tanks together. Together you can form storage, processing, and pumping storm water or grey water. Pumping to the local treatment plant for cleaning is the final step. Once it has been purified it can be returned to reservoirs, creaks, or rivers to provide drinking water to the population.
You can purchase your above or below ground fiberglass tank by Fiberglass Tank Solutions from National Storage Tank. NST is an authorized dealer of the fiberglass tanks made by Fiberglass Tank Solutions.
As an authorized dealer, NST can help you decide what size of tank will fit your needs. Also, what customized valves, drains, etc. you will need.
NST will also install the fiberglass tank for you. This will help keep your warranty on the tank because the installation was done professionally.
If you have any questions, or you are ready to purchase your fiberglass tanks for storm water and grey water collection and treatment, contact us today. We will help you get the right size for the size of the job you are doing.