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Rainwater Tanks

Rainwater harvesting storage tanks and rainwater barrels are used for numerous reasons, such as reducing:

  • the demand of a city's water supply
  • contamination
  • property flooding

Rainwater harvesting and collection tanks are the most ideal way to do your part to reduce your demand on city water supply. With the prolonged periods of drought the U.S. has suffered over the past decade the need for rainwater conservation has become obvious. In fact, many Asian collect over 90% of their annual rainfall. A common rule of thumb to go by for rain collection potential is that 1 inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot catchment can produce up to a 1,000 gallons of collected rainwater.

Our rainwater tanks can be used for:

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Rainwater Collection
  • Rainwater Conservation
  • Stormwater Recycling

Plastic-Mart offers a wide variety of rainwater tanks for sale. Whether it be cisterns, steel rainwater harvesting tanks, residential water storage tanks, or plastic rain barrels.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rainwater Tanks

  1. Which states is it illegal to collect rainwater in the US? Each state holds its own set of regulations for harvesting rainwater. The state where it is entirely illegal to store rainwater in Colorado. The state has a complete ban on collecting water in residential rainwater storage tanks.
  2. Are rainwater tanks worth buying? Absolutely. When rainwater harvesting storage tanks are used, they can decrease stormwater runoff and lessen contamination of pesticides, fertilizers, and sediment in surface water.
  3. Can you drink rainwater from a tank? Water stored in rainwater harvesting tanks can be dangerous to consume. Drinking rainwater from tanks can sicken a person due to parasites and harmful bacteria that may contaminate the tank.

The Importance of a Rainwater Harvesting Calculator

Rainwater tank calculators are significant in determining accurate water storage. In addition, calculations that are made can aid in deciding what size the rainwater tank needs to be.

Try out our rainwater calculator!

Rain Water Calculator

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