Rainwater Harvesting Important To Know
You’ve probably heard the term “sustainability” before. It’s a frequently-used buzzword these days. What it means, basically, is that precious resources are used in a way that minimizes harm to the environment. The practice, therefore, can continue for an extended period of time.
Can you think of a resource more precious than water?
Capturing and using rainwater is rapidly becoming popular, particularly in areas of drought. Florida has a propensity to go through these dry seasons perhaps most evidently as the water level of Lake Okeechobee falls. Many Florida counties impose water conservation regulations.
Rainwater harvesting can help with dry seasons, dependence on municipal water and the environment as well. Installing a rainwater catchment and storage system, therefore, also helps save money.
Other than the initial investment in a tank and system design, rainwater is free, making it an excellent solution for cutting municipal water costs or well water consumption. Moreover, more municipalities in Florida are offering incentives and rebates for rainwater harvesting system installation.
Rainwater has unique properties as well. It is naturally clean, soft water free of minerals and other contaminants.
Water that is captured via rainwater harvesting has many residential, commercial and institutional applications. These include:
- Landscape irrigation
- Hydration of livestock
- Flushing toilets
- Vehicle washing
- Clothes washing
- Fire fighting
- Storm runoff management
- Cooling towers
Rainwater harvesting tanks may even be used as signage around commercial structures.
It is important to note that rainwater that is harvested should be filtered/treated for many applications.
Rainwater Harvesting Storage Tanks
Our high-quality CorGal® tanks are secure, durable and suited for temporary and permanent water storage solutions. Watch as your water bills get smaller every time with a rainwater harvesting installation that can be used without purification to clean your house, wash your car, water your plants and much more.
We treat every project with a unique and personalized approach, and work with you to develop a custom solution that fits your needs and budget. We carefully study every location to make sure the tank fulfills the exact demands of the job and stand behind each installation to ensure the long-term success of every project.
Our tanks range from 6 feet to 120 feet in diameter, and from 4 feet to 30 feet in height, holding from 700 gallons to more than 500,000 gallons of water. They can be built with pitched, flat, or inverted (funnel) roofs, or no roof. Exteriors can be galvanized steel, timber, painted or clad. Some customers even use our tanks as beautiful and unique signage.