If you live in an area that is hard hit with water restrictions, you may want to boost the amount of water available to you through rainwater harvesting. Therefore, you will need to purchase a water tank that will be able to meet your residence's needs. Some people make the mistake of simply factoring in the cost of the water tank. The following are some of the other additional factors that you should keep in mind when contemplating a new water tank.
Factor in the size of the water tank
A mistake some people make is associating the size of the tank in relation to the space they have available. This is not the best way to go about it as you can create space for your tank by opting for underground storage. When it comes to size, you need to factor in the consumption of your residence. There would be no reason to get a small tank with the aim of installing it on your roof, just to find that the amount of water cannot meet all your needs. Before making a selection of a water tank, ensure you have consulted with the contractors on what your average consumption is and base your decision on the capacity of the tank.
Factor in the space available for the tank
Once you know how much water you would need on a day-to-day basis, you can then start contemplating the space available for the tank. The different sizes of water tanks will dictate the placement of the tank. For instance, if your household consumes a lot of water, then you will need a large tank to meet these needs. If you do not have adequate space available on your property, then you would have to opt for the tank being fitted underground. This would mean some site preparation and excavation being done on your property before your tank can arrive. On the other hand, if you have some available space but it limited, then you could opt for a slim design tank. These can be fitted snugly into smaller spaces that are adjacent to the home.
Factor in the material of the tanks
Water tanks come in an array of materials. The most common option are concrete tanks as they are both durable and economical. It should be noted that concrete tanks are also quite heavy and may not make a good choice for homeowners looking to install their tank on the roof of their home. Another option you could consider are fibreglass water tanks. These tanks are a lightweight option that are also extremely durable. However, they do tend to be pricier than other materials.