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Underground Water Tank Applications

  • July 11, 2014 /
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Underground water tanks are commonly used for an array of different applications. The tanks, which are commonly referred to as cisterns, are designed to be buried underground. This ensures that water is stored for use at a later time without taking up room inside of a home, warehouse or elsewhere. It can ensure that the water does not get contaminated and is available when it needs to be used.

There are many applications for underground water tanks and understanding them can help you determine whether you need one for your specific application. They come in various sizes and there are various assemblies that can be attached to help with the collection of the water as well as the pumping of the water in and out of the container to ensure that it is a working part of any system.

Agriculture Business

Farmers will often bury a tank for the purpose of stock watering, hydroponics, crop watering, animal processing and much more. This allows them to access more water if it hasn’t rained recently. The tanks can also be buried close to where they need the water to avoid having to use hoses and various irrigation systems that can be costly.

Fire Cisterns

Water supply tanks or cisterns are buried and meet NFPA standards. When the city water supply is insufficient, tanks can be buried as a way to protect more lives and more property because water can be accessed as needed. Cisterns can be buried on large residential and commercial properties so that those are used before tapping into the city water lines through hydrants.

Gray Water

Non-potable water that has been recycled from commercial and residential sources can be stored for various secondary uses. It’s not fit for drinking, but it can still be stored for use in another way. It may be rainwater from roofs, water discharged from machines, ditch water, and even water containing animal waste.

Landscape Irrigation

In some instances, it may be necessary to have a secondary water supply for irrigating trees, plants, and other aspects of a landscape. This can be a financial investment for the city or a large estate, especially when there are droughts being experienced. When water is being rationed, the underground tank will still allow for watering, which is ideal when large commercial properties need to hedge against water restrictions, including large estates as well as golf courses.

Potable Water

A domestic water supply can utilize the underground tanks. The purified drinking water can be stored for weeks in an underground manner without any kind of recirculation. There are connections that can be added that will pump the water out and refill on the other site to ensure that the water supply is regularly exchanged and that no portion can become stagnant.

Storm Water

A rain capture system or storm water system can be used with an underground water tank. This will help to capture all of the runoff and then release it at a flow rate that is pre-determined. Using the system in such a way can prevent city streets and even parking lots from experiencing too much soil and trash due to the rainwater.

There are other uses for underground water tanks as well as what was mentioned above including sewage holding, OEM support, industrial processes and more. This means that utilizing a tank in one way or another is possible, smart, and commonly done. With so many tank applications across so many industries, individuals, businesses, and municipalities can benefit from having a system in place. You simply have to decide on the model and the assemblies that will work for you.

FreeWater Systems is your complete provider of rain capture equipment in North America. We provide polyethylene storage tanks and all of the accessories necessary to complete your rain capture and distribution system. FreeWater Systems can help you achieve the optimal solution for your rain capture storage. Contact us today for information and pricing.


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