Questions to Ask Before Installing and Implementing a Water Storage Tank

If you have decided that it’s time to invest in a water storage tank or rainwater harvesting system for your business, your garden, your landscaping, or just for your family and the environment, congratulations!

You’ve just taken a big step in helping to protect one of the world’s most essential yet depleting resources – fresh water.

But now that you’ve made a decision to purchase a water storage tank, what’s the next step?

How do you go from the initial purchase to using and enjoying a steady water supply at home?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors that are specific to you.

So before you get started on collecting or storing a steady water supply, consider these key follow-up questions that will determine the next steps for installing and implementing your tank and / or system.


What Are Your Ambitions and Goals for Your Water Tank?

A water storage system can fulfill a number of needs (including but certainly not limited to), such as the following:

  • Harvesting rainwater
  • Swimming pools or hot tubs
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Water for livestock and animals
  • Other home uses – (cleaning, construction projects, appliances, etc.)

Determining the different uses you are aiming for will help determine the location (as well as the size) of your water tank.


Do You Need Your Water to Be on the Move?

Whether or not you will be transporting your water tank on a regular basis will also determine the steps you’ll need to find its placement.

Smaller tanks can often be stored – and moved – at any spot in your home or yard.

Larger and more stationary tanks should likely have a “home base” made of concrete or compacted material where it can stand for the long haul.


Where Are Your Available “Spots?”

For rainwater harvesting systems, and / or larger tanks that will not be transported on a regular basis, you’ll need to have a spot or two in mind where your tank can go.

Where are the available places in your yard where a tank will fit perfectly?

Identify these places. If you’re investing in a rainwater harvesting system, ensure they are close to the roof or another collection point.


Have you measured?

It helps to get a clearer picture of where the tank can go if you take a few simple measurements.

You want your tank to be readily available, without being in the way.

Measure before you install to ensure that your tank fits in perfectly with your surroundings.


What’s your color?

One of the great things about modern water tanks and storage systems is that they are designed to naturally fit into any landscape, thanks to shades of green, black and / or beige.

Consider the color of your surroundings. Use that as a guide for the tank you purchase and placement.

Green storage tanks look great against a spacious lawn or natural backyard landscape. Sandy colored tanks may do well closer to the house, or in warmer weather climates with more neutral backdrops.

When it comes to water tanks and storage systems, everyone is different. Be sure to pick out the tank – and the locale of a tank – that works for you.

With a myriad of options that are customizable to every family, it’s easy to find and place a water storage system to naturally fit in with your everyday, busy life.


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Questions you need to ask before installing and implementing a water storage tank
Every water storage system is individualized, so be sure to ask these questions before purchasing and implementing your new water storage tank.

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