Storing Rainwater for Irrigation, what tanks are available?

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Storing Rainwater for Irrigation, what tanks best?

Storing rainwater for irrigation is one of the main uses for plastic rain harvesting tanks.  Rain is a free resource and if filtered before the water input int the tank, it can be stored for irrigation, in turn, reducing water bills.  Larger irrigation systems generally require high flows of water than is available directly from the mains water supply, so the irrigation storage tank acts as a buffer for when this is needed.

Using harvested rainwater for irrigation can improve plants and gardens as rainwater can flush the salt build-up from plants and soil.  Harvested rainwater is also generally free from pollutants and man-made contaminants such as chlorination resulting in water that is clean and healthy for plants and trees, whilst saving money mains water bills and reducing erosion maintenance and landscaping needs.

Advantages of rainwater for irrigation

The benefits of Storing rainwater for irrigation systems are listed below.

  • Helps in reducing the water bill decreasing the demand for mains water.
  • Reduces the need for imported water promoting water and energy conservation.
  • Filtration systems generally are not required for landscape irrigation and is simple and easy to install.
  • It is an excellent source of water for landscape irrigation with no chemicals and dissolved salts and free from all minerals.

Why use plastic rainwater water tanks for irrigation?

Plastic tanks in opaque colours such as black or dark green do not allow light into the tank reducing the risk of algae growing and being lightweight and relatively inexpensive can be installed quickly.  There are other advantages of using plastic rainwater tanks for irrigation water storage including

  • Available in many shapes, colours & sizes.
  • Above ground, tanks can be vertical, horizontal or slimline
  • Ribbed underground tanks are available for where they need to be buried
  • Will not rust or corrode
  • Lightweight for ease of installation compared to steel tanks
  • Quick assembly compared to sectional galvanised tanks
  • Help meet standards of energy and water efficiency ratings and codes

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Do irrigation tanks need to comply with Fluid Category 5 regulations?

Rain harvesting tanks which are used irrigation water storage do not need to comply with WRAS fluid category 5 regulation if they are not connected to the mains water supply.   Often irrigation tanks which are primarily filled by rainwater are often linked to mains water back up or part fill valve which then requires these tanks to comply with fluid category regulations for connections to the mains water supply.  The Water Supply (Water Fitting) Regulations 1999 requirements are to protect water from the water tank being drawn back into the mains water supply through the means of backflow prevention devices on the tank.

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Slimline Rainwater Tanks for Irrigation

Code Capacity Outlet Lid Dims (mm) Product Link
17150401 400 Litre Horizontal 1.5” 255 1200 x 400 x 1050 Product Link
17160401 400 Litre Upright 1.5” 255 1050 x 400 x 1200 Product Link
17170401 400 Litre Flat 1.5” 255 1200 x 1050 x 400 Product Link
17150501 500 Litre Horizontal 1.5” 255 1200 x 500 x 1050 Product Link
17160501 500 Litre Upright 1.5” 255 1050 x 500 x 1200 Product Link
17170501 500 Litre Flat 1.5” 255 1200 x 1050 x 500 Product Link
17150801 800 Litre Horizontal 1.5” 255 1350 x 600 x 1200 Product Link
17160801 800 Litre Upright 1.5” 255 1200 x 600 x 1350 Product Link
17170801 800 Litre Flat 1.5” 255 1350 x 1200 x 600 Product Link
17151001 1000 Litre Horizontal 1.5” 255 1650 x 600 x 1200 Product Link
17161001 1000 Litre Upright 1.5” 255 1200 x 600 x 1650 Product Link
17171001 1000 Litre Flat 1.5” 255 1650 x 1200 x 600 Product Link

 

Horizontal Tanks for Irrigation

Code Horizontal Tanks Outlet Lid Dimensions (mm) Product Link
17120501 500 Litre Horizontal Tank 1.5? 455 1295 x 840 x 850 Product Link
17121001 1000 Litre Horizontal Tank 1.5? 455 1420 x 1100 x 1060 Product Link
17121501 1500 Litre Horizontal Tank 1.5? 455 1875 x 1180 x 1200 Product Link
17122001 2000 Litre Horizontal Tank 1.5? 455 1956 x 1299 x 1300 Product Link
17123001 3000 Litre Horizontal Tank 2? 455 2240 x 1460 x 1470 Product Link
17125001 5000 Litre Horizontal Tank 2? 455 2500 x 1700 x 1690 Product Link

 

Vertical Plastic Water Tanks for Irrigation

Code Vertical Potable Water Tanks Outlet Dimensions (mm) Link
17270101 100 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17250101 150 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 600 dia x 650 H Product Link 
17270201 200 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17250301 300 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 600 dia x 1200 H Product Link 
17270301 300 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17250501 500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 700 dia x 1500 H Product Link 
17270501 500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link  
17250701 720 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 700 dia x 2150 H Product Link  
17270801 800 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17271001 1000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17220301 1000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 1400 dia x 1200 H Product Link 
17271201 1200 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17220501 1250 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 1200 dia x 1200 H Product Link  
17271501 1500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? Product Link 
17220601 1500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 1200 dia x 1680H Product Link 
17220801 2000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 1200 dia x 1960 H Product Link 
17220701 3000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 1200 H Product Link 
17221001 2500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 1.5? 1400 dia x 1800 H Product Link 
17220901 3500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 1430 H Product Link 
17221101 3000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1400 dia x 2135 H Product Link 
17221201 4000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 1875 H Product Link 
17221301 4000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1700 dia x 2085 H Product Link 
172214501 4500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1700 dia x 2306 H Product Link 
17221501 5000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 2300 H Product Link 
17221601 6000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 2500 H Product Link 
17221401 5000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 1300 H Product Link 
17221701 7000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2450 dia x 1820 H Product Link 
17221901 7500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 1800 H Product Link 
17222201 10000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2400 dia x 2500 H Product Link
17222401 10000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 1900 dia x 3700 H Product Link
17222301 10000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 2220 H Product Link
17222501 12500 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 2830 H Product Link
17222901 15000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2400 dia x 3550 H Product Link
17213201 15000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 3060 H Product Link
17223001 16800 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 3410 H Product Link
17223801 20000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2850 dia x 3600 H Product Link
17223501 20800 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2600 dia x 4150 H Product Link
17225001 22000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 3450 dia x 2750 H Product Link
17224001 25000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 2700 dia x 4650 H Product Link
17225501 25000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 3450 dia x 3200 H Product Link
17226001 30000 Litre Irrigation Water Tank 2? 3450 dia x 3650 H Product Link

Other uses for Rain harvesting systems

Overall, rainwater harvesting is viewed as part of a socially acceptable and environmentally responsible for promoting self-sufficiency.  Rainwater Harvesting Systems can also be used for many other uses where potable drinking is not required including

  • Agricultural purposes- irrigation, spraying and livestock watering
  • Flushing toilets
  • Watering for gardens, lawns, and plants
  • Washing vehicles and equipment
  • Fire protection

For more advice on storing rainwater for irrigation, pricing of rain harvesting tanks and availability – please get in touch today!

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