1:06 pm - 50 degrees outside - calm with an increase in clouds...
The need for water storage has been around forever. A water tank provides for the storage of drinking water, irrigation agriculture, fire suppression as well as many other possible solutions. Most often water tanks store water for human consumption.
In the US, estimates vary, but each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. Which means, the average family of four can use anywhere from 320 to 400 gallons of water per day. This is where the water storage tank comes into play. Our water storage tank system will allow a large volume of water to be placed into inventory or storage and during peak demand times we will be less likely to run low or out of water as the tank is constantly be replenished by the well.
We have a well with a pump (our water source), that pumps water up into the cold-water storage tanks that are buried up on a hill that is higher in elevation than our house. The water that is stored there will then be pumped to the house when needed.
A cold-water storage tank is simply a tank designed to hold water at the current temperature and pressure in the atmosphere. This water is generally used to feed cold water to the home or to the hot water heater and the taps in the home. The reason for putting the tanks higher than the house is to have a constant feed of water. If the pump at the water storage tanks should happen to fail, we would still have some water coming to the house from gravity. The pump at the tanks is just to give added water pressure.
|The two IBC Totes we just picked up.|