Monday, 18 January 2016

Water Tanks: Water Collection Considerations for Outdoor Uses

Using water tanks to carry out tasks such as watering the plants, filling up the children's paddle pool and washing the car can not only help out the environment, but also save you a great amount of money. You can even acquire more complex systems that will allow you to use the harvested water for flushing your toilet and even for drinking when specialist filters are applied.

Harvesting the water naturally and for free will definitely welcome you into the environmentally friendly world of more responsible living whether you are a business or private residence.

When deciding on a rainwater tank, water capacity and the tank size will depend upon your space available and needs. There are a wealth of collectors available, so alongside deciding what you will use your tank for, you will need to work out where it will be best positioned. With tank capacities available from 500 litres to 25,000 litres, you can find the best shape and size to suit your situation; if you simply want to reduce the cost of watering your average size garden, then a small tank will satisfy your needs, if you would like to use rainwater for your toilets, garden, washing machine, showering and drinking purposes then the largest tank you can fit will be the best option.

Before deciding upon the best tank for your situation, it is vital to do some research. Finding out the annual rainfall for your area will give you a gauge on how successful your new addition will be. It is also important that you speak to your local authority who can inform you of regulations regarding tanks in your area. There may also be size or design restrictions imposed by your local authority which will steer your choice of collection tank.

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