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Rainwater Collection

Gain the freedom and peace of mind that comes with having your own back-up water supply by collecting and storing it sustainably! Natural rainfall is low in minerals and is ideal for drinking, washing, irrigation emergencies and more.

If you have a pool or pond you can rest assured you will always have enough water to enjoy them all season long. Tank Depot's Rain Harvest Kit is a complete solution for collecting and storing water safely with our phthalate-free, FDA compliant tanks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. When rainwater harvesting storage tanks are used, they can decrease stormwater runoff and lessen contamination of pesticides, fertilizers, and sediment in surface water.
Water stored in rainwater harvesting tanks can be dangerous to consume. Drinking rainwater from tanks can sicken a person due to parasites and harmful bacteria that may contaminate the tank.

As water become a more precious and expensive commodity, many people are turning to rainwater collection. Local populations consistently grow but, unfortunately, the local water supply usually does not. Conservation efforts can lead to dead lawns and limited access to water. A simple way to increase the amount of water at your disposal is through the use of a rain harvesting system. Whether utilized as a main water source or as a backup, rain collection provides a free source of fresh water. This reduces reliance on the municipal water supply and the costs associated with it. Additionally, rain collection can abate drainage problems along with soil and foundation erosion from storm runoff and water pooling. Rainwater can be used for a myriad of indoor and outdoor purposes: from washing the car, pets, and laundry to bathing and drinking, depending on the purification system and local regulations.

Rain harvesting systems are durable and easy to install and maintain. Rain harvesting increases self-sufficiency regardless of setting: urban, rural, arid, wet, commercial, or residential. The Tank-Depot offers a wide range of collection systems to choose from for flexibility in implementation into existing structures or the design of new construction. Offering rain harvesting solutions from companies like RTS, Snyder, Graf, Bushman, Nino and more, you are sure to find the perfect product to meet your needs.

The Tank Depot's rain barrels are the perfect solution collect and store rainwater for non-potable use. Rain barrels come in a variety of colors, most commonly seen in green, white, black, and brown. Generally, they are opaque to minimize exposure to light in order to slow algae growth. They can be decorative or purely functional in style, and sizes usually range from 40 gallons to 80 gallons. They are great for conserving water, energy, and money, since water will not need to be purchased for outdoor watering. Collected rainwater is perfect for a number of non-potable, water-intensive activities like watering plants or washing windows, pets, and vehicles.

Made from a variety of materials, rain barrels can be used year round, and are commonly positioned under downspouts to collect water draining from the roof top. Many barrels come with screened lids to limit debris from entering. The hose shutoff valve imbedded in most barrels allow the filling of watering cans or the connection of hoses for direct watering or to chain barrels together to increase capacity. Rain barrels make a sound financial investment as they provide access to free water after initial set-up costs. Consider, a 1,500 square foot house could collect over 800 gallons of water for every 1 inch of rain.

With level monitors, pumps, filters, diverters and more, The Tank Depot also offers a full range of accessories to transform your new rain barrel into a full rainwater collection system. With a wide variety of sizes and styles to choose from, The Tank Depot is sure to have the right rain barrel for you.