Water has always been a precious commodity. Many ancient civilizations sprung up near sources of water. But the growth of modern cities in current times has put pressure on reserves of natural water. Though municipalities strive their best to supply water to all residents, shortages can manifest due to causes beyond their control. These include extreme heat, prolonged drought, contamination of water and a wide range of logistic challenges.
Because of uncertainties in water supply in many parts of the country, many people have invested in water storage tanks. Water tanks provide support, particularly during periods of crises. But they tend to occupy much space. Hence many residents of Australian cities are installing underground concrete water storage tanks.
An underground concrete tank offers one the option of either collecting rainwater or transporting water from elsewhere and storing it. Concrete tanks can be built in large sizes, and there will be no risk of leaks or splits so that large volumes of water can be stored for future use, giving much peace of mind.
A water tank is a mode of supplementing water supply which comes through a tap; it is an environmentally-friendly way of ensuring that you can use what you desire, when you desire, without any barriers. By using your own water tanks, not only will you save the environment but also lots of money. This is because by using your own water, your utility bill will come down. Also, it offers the service of safety whereby it can help control forest fires impacting regions of Australia.
There are some other benefits of underground concrete water tanks:
Underground water tanks permit you to enjoy clear and open views of your environment, neighbourhood and property. This is of much value if your property has a small yard. The view of greenery is very therapeutic. But if faced with a choice between a great view and generous, reliable water supply, water security will always be the winner. Underground water tanks are a solution for both choices. Since they are underground, the view of the property will not be hampered.
One can re-purpose one’s back yard when an underground water tank is set up. Concrete is a very strong material. Based on how the tank is built, there might not be any limits on how one uses the surface of the tank. One can construct an outdoor kitchen or a vegetable garden or a safe play area for kids.
The value of any house can be enhanced by extra water storage. In case one wishes to sell the property, underground water tanks will be very appealing features. The reason is that they will not interfere in any plans of re-modification. The tank will serve to give a competitive edge over other properties.
One can easily connect a rainwater harvesting system to an underground water tank. This permits one to collect and use water freely. This water can be used for watering your lawns, washing your driveway or filling up your pool at no extra cost. This translates into low water utility bills and municipal levies.
Underground water tanks can be filled with rainwater in rainy seasons, and one can make use of such reserves during sporadic shortages of water. Such shortages of water can occur because of burst pipes and other challenges of logistics.
Reserve supply of water frees one from the pressure of finding new sources of water. Having tanks of high sizes, the reserves could keep one hydrated till the averting of a water supply crisis.
These are some of the main benefits of installing underground concrete water storage tanks.