Water tanks offer a broad range of benefits that homeowners tend to overlook. Most water tanks are capable of increasing water safety. Some models are easy to install. Modern property owners are similarly looking into harvesting rainwater for environmental reasons. For such, there are practical reasons to understand and know more about water tanks.
Underground as well as discreet slimline water tanks are the ideal substitute to the standard above the ground types. But, a typical underground tank must have certain features to be functional, which includes:
Extreme pressure from the surrounding soil may affect an underground tank. The walls of the container should be of enough thickness to withstand the pressure. They should also have supporting ribs to boost the tank’s ability.
Cylindrical underground water tanks are ideal than a rectangular or square. Cylindrical tanks have more free space to distribute the external pressure of the reservoir. Rectangular or square tanks can burst or jam due to accumulated external pressure.
An underground water tank is largely for minimising storage space and maximise capacity. Thus, a good underground water tank should store a significant amount of water. In that case, an ideal tank should store at least 5000-10000 litres of water.
The materials used to make an underground water tank may affect its quality and durability. The use of underground water tanks made from poly, a standard easy to install plastic type, is a practical choice for homeowners. It’s also capable of storing potable water for a long time.
To make sure they won’t be confused with sewer tanks, colour code your water tanks. It will also help you maintain a consistent flow of clean drinking water.