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Rainwater Tanks

Rainwater tanks are used as reservoirs for collecting and saving rainwater falling on the rooftops and sheds roofs of houses that serve as catchment areas. The rainwater that falls on roofs and sheds of residential or commercial buildings and structures is collected in a rainwater tank via rain gutters. Stored or preserved rainwater is used extensively in rural areas for different household chores. Water stored in rain tanks in urban zones can be used as viable source of drinking water and reduces wastage.

 

Why Use Rainwater Tanks?

Rainwater is one of the clearest forms of water that you have access to. Rainwater tanks can be customized to thoroughly filter the rainwater so that it is rendered potable. Especially in areas where water is a scarce commodity, rainwater can be harvested safely for the purposes of drinking, bathing, gardening, washing, and so on.

But if you get a regular supply of drinking water from your existing setup, you can use rainwater as a supplementary source. Rainwater can be disinfected effectively by boiling it for 2-3 minutes for use by very young or old persons or those with special conditions like diabetes, cancer, and hepatitis etc.

Types of Rainwater Tanks

Metal tanks are lightweight and easy in terms of transportation. These tanks can be used installed both under and above the ground. Further choice is available in galvanized steel, Colorbond, Zincalume and stainless steel.

Concrete tanks are usually constructed at the site of use and are very durable, concrete rainwater tanks are the best options for preventing algae growth.

Fiberglass tanks are rust and corrosion resistant. These tanks are also tolerant of extreme weather and are a little expensive than other options.

Polyethylene tanks are available in a range of sizes and colors and are UV resistant. They re one of the most popular options amongst rain water tanks because they are low cost and light weight.