The climate here in Australia makes the nation vulnerable to periods of drought and water shortage. Hence, every home must make it a huge priority to be prepared.
Water shortages equally affect both those that reside in isolated, rural areas and also those in busy cities and connected to the municipal supply. Underground concrete tanks offer effective water collection solutions while being eco-friendly and easy to maintain.
Features of underground water tanks
If you’re considering protecting your home against water shortages, here are a few features of underground tanks and why they are popular with most homeowners:
- These concrete tanks are permanent structures and are installed by qualified technicians after carrying out a comprehensive evaluation
- While not a cheap option to install, it is a prudent investment over a long time as it won’t need quick replacement like the plastic models and it also increases the property value
- Concrete is a durable and robust material, which means even smaller homes can gain from substantial underground water reserves.
Why Invest in Underground Concrete Tanks
Concrete tanks offer numerous benefits and are the best option for both urban and rural installation. These tanks can hold much larger capacities without risks of leaking or splitting, allowing you to store more water.
Rural locations are not the only places where these concrete tanks excel. Even in urban centers like Sydney, there are regular interruptions to the city’s water supply. Droughts within the country may lead to limitations on water consumption and hosepipe bans, which will leave you without any way of servicing your garden or even operate your washing machine.
With the water tank installed underground, you can supplement the city’s water supply without any restrictions as you’ll be using your water supply. Your garden will still thrive as you will not have limitations on how to use your water. Also, lowering your water consumption volume from your council supply means that you will get a lower water bill, adding some cost benefits.
Concrete is also the greenest or most eco-friendly choice for building water tanks. No chemicals, metals, or plastics are used, thus ensuring that water coming from the reserve supply will not have any harmful by-products.
The underground location of the tank helps guarantee that water will always remain cold. The low temperature prevents algae growth and delivers better water quality. It also means your pump will suffer from clogging or damage caused by excessive algae growth.
The water that’s collected into the in ground water tank is appropriate for drinking even without further boiling or filtration. However, ensure that you keep monitoring your immediate environment to ensure the water doesn’t get contaminated. That includes regular gutter cleanings and pruning and clipping of any unwanted plants that grow nearby.