Water tanks come in different sizes and can be used for several purposes. Whether to store water for drinking, or irrigation, water tanks will come in handy. Even if you are already connected to your city’s water system, you can save costs on your water bill with a water tank by using it to gather rainwater that normally wastes away in the gutter. Let’s get into how to install a water tank. Also, reach out to Milbur Plumbing for your water tank installation.
- Prepare a base or foundation
Having carefully selected a site where your water tank will be, the first step to installing your water tank is to build a foundation to place it on. You can use a concrete foundation or a compact base. Make sure the base is wider than the tank and also high.
Note: You should know that if you have decided to install your tank underground, then you have to first dig the area before building the base. Make sure the hole is bigger than the base.
- Overflow Drainage
The next step is to install the overflow drainage which will be used to get rainwater into your water tank. There are water tanks that come with overflow drainage installed already. Lucky for you, this is not a complicated process. To install it, you need to drill holes, then attach a gasket and filter. Drill some screws in to hold it in place.
- Install fill pipes
After installing the overflow drainage, the next step is to install some fill pipes from the roof to the lid of your water tank. Often, this is usually your roof gutter system with a spout that runs down to your water tank. This system is called a dry delivery system. You can also use a wet delivery system but this is usually more complicated as it is used when your tank is far away from the water source.
- Installing Pressure Pumps
If you can raise your water tank high enough, gravity should be able to provide enough pressure for you. But in cases where the pressure still isn’t enough, you may have to install pressure pumps. Pressure pumps will allow you to use hoses to distribute your water by regulating that pressure in your water line. This is very useful if you use a well water system.
- Connect to a source of water
Now you have to connect your water tank to a source of water. You may need to use a pressure tank especially if your source of water comes from a well. Connecting all the necessary pipes can be very complicated so if you doubt your plumbing skills, it will be great if you contact a professional plumber to run the connection for you.
Note: It is important to let you know that if your water tank is placed underground, you may need to use risers to elevate the lid area to a point that is above the ground.
Now, this is a basic idea of how to install a water tank. Some water tanks come with instructions in them already so you should check for them if you start to feel confused. If you think you cannot do it, or you already have a water tank installed and are looking for a water tank lining service to get your water tank back up and running, it is best to call a professional to help out.