As the title of today’s article clearly states, water is literally all around us all the time, and even inside us – the average human consists of between 50 to 75 percent water, so its important to replenish these stores when dehydrated.
Around 71 percent of the Earth’s surface area is covered with water, whether it be from salt water oceans, or freshwater lakes and reservoirs. You don’t realise how much it really is around us until you see figures like this.
The focus of today’s blog is going to be on water conservation and storage via means such as water tanks. These are simple containers made for storing water in such applications as farming, irrigation, drinking water, fire suppression just to name a few – the list is endless!
A variety of materials are used when produced a water tank including plastic, metal or even concrete. There are three main types of tank that we will be discussing below.
The first are chemical contact tanks, made from polyethylene – these allow time for retention time for treatment chemicals to take effect on product water.
The next type we will be discussing are ground water tanks. Produced from carbon lined steel, these tanks receive their water from sources such as wells or from surface water – which can then be reused when the demand is high.
The final type of tanks are elevated water tanks, which are also known as a water tower. The way these work is by creating an elevated pressure at the ground level outlet of 1 psi per 2.31 feet of elevation. In most domestic and commercial applications around 30psi is sufficient, so tanks are elevated to around 70 feet.