Did you know that a single roof can collect 600 gallons of water? Larger roofs can even collect tens of thousands of gallons each year. Think of all that water that’s going to waste!
There’s a way to put that water to good, use though. How is it done? You simply need to collect and store the water.
If you’re not sure how to do this, we’ve got you covered. Corrugated steel storage tanks are perfect for water collection and storage.
Why corrugated steel and not some other material? Keep reading to find out. Here are five advantages to using corrugated steel to store your rainwater.
1. They're Extremely Versatile
Corrugated steel tanks can be used to store water for just about any purpose. That means, no matter your reason for wanting to use all that rainwater, you’ll be able to store it.
What are some things your stored water can be used for? Here’s a list of some common uses:
- Drinking water
- Irrigating crops
Corrugated steel tanks are great for many water storage uses, but they aren’t limited to water. Many other substances can be stored in these tanks.
Liquids and solids alike do well in corrugated steel tanks. From acids to detergents, to animal food, to biofuels, you’ll have a way to store them if you use a corrugated steel tank.
To add to their versatility, corrugated steel tanks come in just about any size. They can even hold up to nearly 3 million gallons if you’d like them to.
2. Longevity You can Count On
Steel is known for its strength and durability, and for good reason. It can withstand a whole lot more than some other materials.
This is why choosing steel is a much better option than, say, concrete or plastic.
What’s wrong with these other materials? They just don’t hold up as long or store water as well.
Concrete tanks are prone to cracking, an issue you won’t have with steel. Plastic can allow light in, which may compromise the cleanliness of the water. There’s no chance of sun shining through steel, so your water says nice and clean for longer.
Whatever you’re storing in your container, steel will simply protect it better. Steel tanks are strong and do their job well, so you won’t have to worry about losing the contents or having them contaminated.
3. They can be Permanent or Temporary
Your specific tank needs may not require a tank that’s constantly ready to use. If this is the case, you can still reap the benefits of a corrugated steel tank. You can simply choose a temporary model instead of a permanent one.
Just like their permanent counterparts, temporary steel tanks can hold a massive amount of water, even more than 2 million gallons.
If you’re looking to store water, this probably isn’t your best option. But, if you’re working on a job site that just needs a temporary holder, this is a great option.
Do people actually use temporary tanks? Absolutely! They’re great for containing fracking brine, oil, and more for short periods of time.
4. They're a Smart Investment
Any type of large storage container will cost you money, there’s no doubt about that. So it falls to you to find out how to best use that money.
Steel storage tanks aren’t just great at what they do. They’re great at putting your money to good use.
When you purchase and install a corrugated steel storage tank, you’re making an investment. You’ll be in it for the long haul because your tank is going to last.
All those benefits you love about your steel tank (keeping water in and light out, fitting your needs, standing up to weather, etc.) will be yours for many years to come.
The longer your tank lasts, the better investment it is. That’s why going with corrugated steel is a smart investment.
5. Safe for You and Your Environment
Steel is a great material to work with because of its level of safety. What do we mean by that? We mean that steel is safe for both you and the environment around you.
Steel allows for hygienic storage of water and other substances. This makes them safe for you to use.
But doesn’t the water or other substance come into contact with the steel? No! Instead of storing your substance right in the steel container, you’ll actually store it in heavy duty liners.
Just like the tanks themselves, these liners are customizable. You’ll be able to choose exactly what you need.
Apart from keeping your stored substance safe, steel tanks are also good for the environment. They’re simple to set up and take down, and when the time is right they’re even recyclable. That means your tank can be used to make something else instead of add to the nearest landfill.
Corrugated Steel Storage Tanks are the Way to Go
No matter how you look at it, a corrugated steel storage tank is a great option if you’re looking to store rainwater. If you’re looking to store something else, chances are, a corrugated steel tank will work for that too.
Consider your specific circumstances to see if a storage tank would fill your needs. If it would, go with corrugated steel. Do it–you won’t be sorry!
We’d love to help meet your storage tank needs, no matter how unique your ideas or desires seem to be. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!