The uses of water storage tanks
Without the fortuitous combination of two atoms of hydrogen with a single atom of oxygen, life on our planet would never have developed. Today, the plant and animal life that has survived for millions of years is threatened by a growing shortage of this precious molecule – water – and never before has it been as important for humans to adopt whatever measures are necessary to conserve it. Not only is it required to sustain life, but it is also essential to agriculture and many other industries. To help conserve this precious commodity, the use of water-storage tanks has been growing and a wide range of these products is now available for sale.
The freedom to turn on a tap and access a supply of this life-giving liquid in the home or at the office has served to lull many South Africans into a sense of false security that has been shattered by the recent near-disastrous drought situation in Cape Town. Now many households have begun harvesting rainwater for use in emergencies, a practice that was commonplace before the introduction of municipal supplies. Many industries are also abandoning their practice of discharging their treated wastewater into the environment in favour of recycling it for use in their various processes. Often conducted on a huge scale, they rely on some of the larger water-storage tanks designed for sale to industries for such purposes.
Municipalities are continuing to do their best to meet the needs of domestic, commercial, and industrial consumers in the face of ever-increasing usage and dwindling reserves. Treatment plants employ a variety of procedures as part of the purification process and, given the vast scales on which they are required to operate, and the number of processes such as aeration, sedimentation, filtration, and digestion that contribute to the treatment, their demand is for the exceptionally large and robust water storage tanks for sale with a capacity of 5000 kℓ or more. Typically, these are assembled from precast reinforced concrete panels, sealed with a special grout and secured by pre- and post-tension cables.
For a more flexible solution with a wide range of applications, there are corrugated steel models. Supplied in flat-pack format, they are easy to transport and assemble, as well as to relocate, should this become necessary. With a lifespan of more than 50 years, they are an exceptionally cost-effective option. A range of liners with different characteristics is available, enabling users to store everything from potable water to aggressive liquids, as necessary. Typically, these water-storage tanks are offered for sale to the mining sector, agriculture, township developments, and water-treatment plants, to name just a few. Their design makes them an ideal choice for use in regions that experience extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes.
Water conservation has now become vital to ensure the future of the planet and each of us has an obligation to support whatever initiatives we can. Whether we choose to harvest rainwater or recycle grey wastewater in our homes or leave others to implement measures on the much grander scale required of industry and commerce, a wide range of suitable water-storage tanks is available for sale from Aquadam.