Proper, regular maintenance is an important part in caring for and maximizing the service life of any piece of equipment. Water storage tanks are no exclusion from this fundamental concept, especially those intended for potable, drinking water scenarios. In this Poly Tank Series post, we will explore the details of cleaning water storage tanks and… [Read More]
Rain Tanks | How to Turn Rainwater into Drinking Water
There are several methods available to turn rainwater into potable, drinkable water that is safe to drink. By definition, potable water is water that is safe for human consumption as well as for use in other potable applications such as cleaning, cooking, and bathing. One of the most common reasons to treat harvested rainwater into… [Read More]
Rain Tanks | Why Should I Not Drink Rainwater (Before Treating It)?
Rainwater collected directly from the sky, meaning not collected from any surface such as a roof, can be pure, safe water that is okay to drink. On the other hand, rainwater that has first flowed over a surface can pick up contaminants and debris from animals, plants, and remains which can contain pathogens. Pathogens are… [Read More]
Rain Tanks | Rainwater Harvesting for Potable Water
Method, Equipment, and Guidelines for Treating Rainwater to Potable Water Initial Quality of Rainwater Water in the atmosphere as it falls as rain is slightly acidic, pure water. Rainwater is surface water from the earth that has undergone a natural distillation process that purifies and removes other elements, chemicals, or contaminants. Contamination, or dirtying, of… [Read More]