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The Many Benefits of Underground Water Storage

January 14, 2021 | Posted in Underground Storage Tanks

Tanks Direct is proud to supply tanks specifically designed with potable water, fire suppression, and rainwater harvesting in mind. These underground storage tank options are available for commercial properties, or remote areas that are not supplied by the municipal water system. For these populations, as well as anyone who is concerned about water security, underground water storage tanks provide ideal solutions.

Emergency Situations

Underground water storage tanks offer peace of mind in case of an emergency Fire suppression tanks are essential in rural areas where there is no access to the municipal water supply. Fire departments “hook up” to water present in the underground tank in case of an emergency. Potable water tanks are also important because these tanks are designed to hold water that will come in contact with the human body. Both of these underground storage tank options are important in case of an emergency situation. In Kentucky, our team recently delivered a 20,000-gallon fiberglass tank for fire protection that will serve this education facility.

Environmental Consideration

Underground water storage tanks can be used to harvest rainwater that would otherwise turn into a runoff. By harvesting this water and using it for non-potable purposes such as irrigation and greywater, the ability to utilize a free source of water that would otherwise go to waste lessens environmental impacts. This not only has environmental benefits by reducing runoff but also eases the burden of providing a water source that may otherwise be costly.

From the start, Tanks Direct worked to guarantee the RiverPoint apartment development would be environmentally friendly. This Washington, D.C. site features a custom Highland HighDRO rainwater harvesting pump and filtration system and a Xerxes by Shawcor 35,000-gallon storage tank.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Because they are installed underground, water storage tanks won’t compromise landscapes and they can be installed for large commercial buildings/organizations without compromising space. Underground water storage tanks can easily be installed beneath the ground, offering peace of mind. In the heart of the Chilhowee Recreation Area in Tennessee, Tanks Direct installed a potable water storage tank underground. This allows visitors access to clean water while not disrupting the majestic views.

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