Globally, droughts are set to get worse as winter temperatures drop further. There is an impending water scarcity and several measures must be taken to conserve water. A water tank is one of the key installations in any water conservation system. Water tanks allow users to hold water harvested from rainwater harvesting systems or sourced from the council supply. Storage of water has numerous benefits. Firstly, water supply is made reliable. No matter how inconsistent the council water supply gets, a storage water tank will keep your taps running. The tank will serve you through rations and extended periods of low pressure supply. Moreover, storage water tanks will complete your rainwater harvesting system. As a result, you can maximize on harvesting and minimize the water lost into the soil.
Now that we know you ought to have a water tank, it’s important to consider the best time to make the installation. Summer presents the perfect window period for water tank installations. The environmental conditions favor all the steps involved in water tank installation. Here is how
No Weather interruptions
Summer weather is perfect for construction activities including water tank installations. The installation of underground water tanks is complex and it can take a while. Excavation is initially done to house the water tank and plumbing is installed to direct water in and out of the tank. Since the entire installation process is construction heavy, weather interruptions can ruin or delay the project. Rainfall makes the water tank installation process dangerous. Excavated areas can quickly fill with water during a heavy downpour and this halts all installation activities. Summer presents fewer interruptions. The weather is generally calm and little to no rain is expected.
If you are looking to install an underground water tank, the state of the soil matters. Ground excavation is the initial step in most underground installations. Excavation equipment is used to dig through the ground and create holes that can accommodate the water tanks. The size of the hole depends on the tank dimensions. Nonetheless, soil characteristics determine difficulty and cost of excavation. Frozen hard soil experienced in winter is more expensive to dig and takes a longer time. Moreover, special heavy duty excavation equipment might be needed for the installation. Fortunately, summer weather softens the soil and saves you a lot of problems. Excavation is faster and easier in the sunny, warm weather of summer.
Don’t lose out on rainfall harvesting
Water tanks are a crucial part of rainwater harvesting systems. They are a holding tank for the harvested water. However, the system is closed during water tank installations since storage is unavailable. Any harvested water can only be directed to the ground for absorption. This makes rainy seasons the worst time to install a tank. Since summer has minimal to no rainfall, no water is wasted during water tank installations. The dry, stable weather is also the reason why summer is the best time to clean your water tank and rain harvesting system.
Enough time to prepare
Water tank installations are a big venture and require a lot of preparation. The installation process is labour intensive and takes time. The bigger the tank, the more the work. After installation, the entire storage and plumbing systems still need assessment for faults. Setting up a foolproof system takes time. Summer offers a good window period for water tank installation since a lot of time is available to ensure the system has no faults. Other seasons have limited time and result in hurried installations. The probability of faults is high.
Summer is a great time to install a water tank. Therefore, don’t let the opportunity sleep. Start your installation this summer