Why It Is Essential to Keep a Water Tank in Your Backyard

Here are some compelling reasons to install water tank or two on your property. 

Why It Is Essential to Keep a Water Tank in Your Backyard

Water tanks can be extremely useful for pretty much any household, regardless of whether you have a house that is small or large. Its benefits can be quite obvious:

  • You can make fresh water available for much more than you think, such as flushing your toilet or allowing you a source of very useful water for laundry as well.
  • You can use the water tank to collect water for drinking purposes, allowing you to circumvent any problems with your regular utilities.
  • You can supplement your garden or water your trees with rainwater on dry days when rainfall is pretty much non-existent.
  • You will have a chance to reduce the overall utilities you need to pay as well as making your home much more eco-friendly and keeping drinking water expenditures to a minimum. You can save a good deal of money, since you won’t have to buy as much water from your local utility provider.
  • This type of water source also often has a lot less salt and other substances commonly found in local ground water.

You can more or less install any size if rainwater tank in your backyard. With larger sizes however comes a time where you may need enquire about a rebate from your local government. For most people using rainwater means using it for toilets or laundry. The installation of water tanks will enable you to use it not only for said purposes, but also in your kitchen as well, as long as the rainwater if appropriately purified.

You can use a connection to the house, as the most commonly used one is via pumps. You could go one step farther than that by some use of smart engineering and using gravity to feed water into your home. You can attach a pressure-tank pump as part of your setup to draw upon rainwater. When you turn on the tap or you flush your toilet, the pump detects the drop in pressure and activates, pumping water to fill the cistern, washing machine or to run the water in your kitchen. The tank on top of a pump allows water to be pumped under pressure, thus making it possible to supply water to the house’s fixtures.

If you run out of rainwater or for example if you have a tank that is too small, then you will face the problem during the hot summer months. This does depend on how much rainwater you’re using and how. If you are doing full laundry, bathroom and kitchen use, then you will deplete most of the water quite quickly even in the best of days. This is why it is a good idea to install rainwater tanks of larger capacity You can install a double check valve to the rainwater system, allowing the switching between rainwater and the water mains supply at your leisure.

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Guest post by: Susan Papes (Susan is a 28 year old mother of the little John. Being a full-time mother and a housewife, she became an expert when it comes to cleaning, washing, keeping the house clean and tidy and etc. At the end of the day she feels devastated but satisfied for taking care of her beloved).

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